The College of Staten Island offers a number of opportunity programs and learning communities for motivated students who have the potential to do well in college, but would benefit from enhanced academic support and financial assistance.

Our programs range from The Percy Ellis Sutton Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge Program (SEEK) higher education opportunity program which provides access to college, and promotes academic success and personal achievement through an array of counseling and other support services, to the Accelerated Study in Associate Program (ASAP) which is designed at CSI to help motivated students earn their baccalaureate degrees in four years through comprehensive academic advisement, financial support  and career development. The Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at CSI is designed to increase the number of historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students who enroll in and complete undergraduate and graduate programs leading to professional licensure or to careers in the fields of science, technology and education

These and other opportunity programs support motivated students to reach new academic heights. Please visit the program pages to determine which program is best for you.

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As an ASAP student, you will receive a variety of supports toward the achievement of your Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees within four years.
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The SEEK Program at CSI provides access to college & promotes academic success & personal achievement through an array of counseling & support services.
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Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program helps reshape the culture of these professions as students reach their desired career goals.
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The CUNY Black Male Initiative is a University-wide student development initiative of underrepresented students, particularly men of color.
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Saturday enrichment program servicing students in grades 7 - 12, who demonstrate an interest in the fields of science, health, engineering, technology.