Learning Communities are composed of a minimum of two or more courses that are linked together through common topics, assignments, readings, or activities. They offer students a more personalized environment and create supportive peer groups through common enrollments in the linked courses. In learning communities, students are able to apply skills learned to multiple contexts, which is necessary for success in college.
Some learning communities also provide support services directly linked to the courses. Participation in learning communities has been shown to increase student retention rates and also overall academic success. The courses included in learning communities fulfill general education requirements. To be enrolled in the learning communities, students must register for all components.
How Do I Register?
What steps must I take before I am able to register for a learning community?
1. As per New York State Public Health Law, proof of immunization to measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) is required for all students born on or after January 1, 1957 taking six or more credits. The Immunization Record form must be submitted to Health and Wellness Services, 1C-112 (Fax: 718-982-2966) prior to registering for classes. The Meningitis section must be completed by all students. You may opt to sign the Meningitis refusal section instead of receiving the Meningitis vaccination. If you are under the age of 18, a parent/guardian signature is required.
2. You must take the placement examination in mathematics. For further information regarding this examination, contact the Office of College Testing, Building 1A, Room 104 (telephone 718.982.2390).
Please note: you must submit your high school diploma to the Office of Recruitment and Admission in Building 2A, Room 103 as soon as it is available. Although you may be registered for classes prior to receiving your diploma, you will not be able to change your schedule using the on-line registration system until proof of graduation is recorded.