Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP)

Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) is supported by the City and State of New York, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation. ASAP is designed to help motivated students earn their Associate degree as quickly as possible, with a goal of graduating at least 50% of students within three years or less.

ASAP at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) emphasizes enriched academic, financial and personal supports including comprehensive and personalized advisement, career counseling, tutoring, tuition waivers, MTA MetroCards and additional financial assistance to defray the cost of textbooks.

Program Perks

  • A voucher to reduce or eliminate the cost of textbooks
  • Earn unlimited monthly Metrocards during the academic year
  • Free tutoring and other student support services
  • Priority registration and consolidated class schedules
  • Personal academic advisement
  • Career coaching and employment assistance
  • A tuition waiver for any gap between tuition and your financial aid award (for students in receipt of financial aid)

How Do I Apply to ASAP?

Follow these easy steps to get started:

  1. Apply to BMCC»
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program application at
  3. Get accepted to BMCC— CONGRATULATIONS! —and accept your offer of admission.
  4. Complete all admissions requirements, including the CUNY Assessment Tests, if necessary. For more information on testing visit:

To learn more, contact us at or call (212) 220-1397