ACCELERATED STUDY IN ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS (ASAP)
The LaGuardia Community College Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) began Fall 2007 and is sponsored by the Mayors Office of New York City. Student acceptance is for a period of no more than continuous three years. The goal of the program is to graduate with an Associates degree within this period.
All ASAP students enroll in a full-time (12 credits minimum) day or evening block learning community offered in the following majors: Liberal Arts and Business Administration.
In accordance with CUNY ASAP policies, students are eligible for admission to the program if they meet the following criteria: They
- Must agree to enter into an Associate's degree program (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S)
- Must start ASAP as either a Liberal Arts or Business Administration major.
- Demonstrate economic need (based on a gross family income that is within 200% of the federal poverty guidelines and or receive a Pell award)
- Have attained a New York State high school equivalency diploma (GED) or its equivalent.
- Resided in New York City for at least one year prior to the first day of classes.
- Earned no more than 15 credits prior to starting the first day of classes as an ASAP student
- Must be in good academic standing (GPA 2.0 and above for continuing and transfer students)
- Must be available to take full-time course load until graduation.
- Must meet all of the ASAP requirements including but not limited to bi-monthly academic advising and mandatory meetings once a semester.
- Must have at least one and no more than two outstanding developmental course needs based on CUNY Skills Assessment Test scores in reading, writing, and or math prior to starting the first day of classes as an ASAP studentStudents may not participate in both College Discovery and ASAP.
ASAP students meet in one-to-one appointments with their personal Academic Advisor to receive academic and programmatic advisement, as well as referrals to resources on campus. The ASAP Career Employment Specialist assists students by providing career counseling, job placement, career related field trips and workshops such as resume development and interview preparation. The ASAP Job Developer works in close collaboration with the LaGuardia Career Services Office. ASAP students receive free monthly metrocards, textbooks, and tuition waivers (if financial aid is awarded).
Students in this program have an AS stop placed on their programs and need to meet with their academic counselor for advisement.
ASAP sponsors co-curricular, social enrichment activities, tutoring and academic enrichment workshops, such as Math and English Prep, Time Management, and Reading/Writing Skills, throughout the year to promote the academic development and success of its students.
more information please visit the ASAP office located in B-235 or their website
at www.lagcc.cuny.edu/ASAP or contact:
Leslie Camacho (718) 482-6044
Hicania Gomez (718) 482-6047
Steve Dauz (718) 482-6042
Leslie Perez (718) 482-6040
Tyleah Castillo (718) 482-6056
CES Employment Specialist
Lavie Margolin (718) 482-6059