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College Now

Until further notice, our office is operating on a hybrid in-person and remote schedule. If you would like to meet with us, please make an appointment. You can contact us via email: collegenow@csi.cuny.edu or by phone: 718.982.2711.

Welcome to the College Now Office!

College Now is a collaborative program between the City University of New York and the New York City Department of Education designed to improve the academic achievement of high school students and prepare them for college.  Our mission is to introduce Staten Island public high school students, of varying skill levels, to the rigors and rewards of higher education by connecting them to high-quality scholarship and instruction.
 

All qualified students participate for free! 

** The CUNY COVID-19 vaccine mandate for in-person classes has ended. All students, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccine status, are welcome on-campus.  Please read all course information carefully to select the course that is appropriate for you and that you meet requirements

    Contact Information

    Rebecca McClure

    Program Manager

    Building 1A, Room 208
    Email Rebecca McClure

    Registration Information

    • Registration process is first-come, first served
    • Applications are accepted until all classes are full (up until the first day of classes)
    • Acceptance status will be sent to the email address that application email was sent from

    Course Information

    • Classes BEGIN January 27, 2024 and END on May 18, 2024
    • Classes will be held on Saturday mornings
    • Classes may be in session and not follow the New York City Department of Education’s (NYC DOE) academic calendar
    • A list of available courses can be found by clicking on this link 

    Student Status

    • New Student: You are considered a new College Now student if you have not taken any College Now courses at any location INCLUDING your own NYC DOE high school
    • Returning Student: You are considered a returning student if you have taken at least one College Now course at any location, INCLUDING your own NYC DOE high school
       

    Instructions for applying to the College Now program

    New Students (part 1 of 2): 

    New Students (part 2 of 2):  The Part 2 application email must be sent to collegenow@csi.cuny.edu AND include the following information:

    • In the subject line of your email, type: "Spring 2024 New Student– your full name" 
    • In the body of the email, include: 
      • Your full name
      • Your high school name, current grade and OSIS number
      • A contact phone number
      • List of courses in order of preference (1 for your first choice, etc.).  Please include a second choice as classes fill quickly. 
      • Attach a copy of your current unofficial high school transcript, it should be titled “NYC DOE - Student Permanent Record” or “NYC DOE” with your high school name. You may also include any other exam score reports you have (PSAT, SAT, ACT) 

    You will receive a confirmation email that your application email has been received.
     

    Returning Students:  The application email must be sent to collegenow@csi.cuny.edu AND include the following information:

    • In the subject line of your email, type: "Spring 2024 Returning Student– your full name" 
    • In the body of the email, include: 
      • Your full name
      • Your high school name, current grade and OSIS number
      • A contact phone number
      • List of courses in order of preference (1 for your first choice, etc.).  Please include a second choice as classes fill quickly. 
      • List previous College Now courses taken (if you know)
      • Attach a copy of your current unofficial high school transcript, it should be titled “NYC DOE - Student Permanent Record” or “NYC DOE” with your high school name. You may also include any other exam score reports you have (PSAT, SAT, ACT) 

    You will receive a confirmation email that your application email has been received.