Program Perks:

• Financial assistance towards any textbook that is available for purchase through the BMCC Barnes & Noble Bookstore
• Free monthly metro card for the academic year
• Free tutoring and other student support services
• Priority registration and guaranteed class schedules
• Personal academic advisement
• Job placement assistance available
• Tuition assistance (if qualified)

As an ASAP student, you will have the experience of attending a small college while making use of the benefits that come with being part of the nation’s largest urban university system.

Beginning with a summer bridge program, to ensure you're prepared for the challenges of college work, ASAP aims to remove many of the obstacles that often stand in the way of completing your degree. And ASAP faculty and staff will be with you every step of the way.

Financial Benefits

It takes investment to succeed, and ASAP will invest in you! ASAP relieves students of some of the pressures of having to pay for college.  All ASAP students will be provided with a textbook stipend each semester, which could otherwise cost as much as $500 each semester. Students who are eligible for federal and/or state financial aid will receive additional ASAP funding to pay the balance of tuition and school fees. (See the Financial Aid web site for help for information about applying for financial aid.)

Connected Community

Imagine studying in a small, connected group of students who share your interests and drive. As an ASAP student, you will become a member of a cohort of no more than twenty-five other students who share your academic program. You will attend the summer institute and classes each semester with this close-knit group, and your classes will be taught by top faculty who know you as an individual and are committed to helping you achieve your full potential.

ASAP Class Schedule:

Students participating in ASAP will be expected to follow a modified block schedule for their first two semesters at the College. The schedule will consist of 2 blocked classes, 2-3 non-blocked courses (student’s choice) and an ACE101 (ASAP College Experience) workshop. Students enrolled in any remedial course(s), must continuously take class until they pass, including the winter and summer semester.

Academic Support

As an ASAP student, you will get the mentoring and guidance you need to succeed. Coursework you complete in the pre-college summer program will ensure that you are ready for college work in the fall semester.

Throughout the academic year, skilled tutors will be available to give you an added academic boost outside the classroom in any subject that you need. An experienced, full-time advisor will follow your progress, guide you to wise decisions about your future, connect you to services to give you an edge in your field, and help you transfer to the right college to get your bachelor’s degree. 

If you choose to pursue further study after your Associate's degree, your advisor will help you transfer smoothly to the baccalaureate program best suited to you.  

Career Counseling

In addition to guiding your academic path, the ASAP Career and Employment Specialist will help you find employment while you are in school and when you graduate.

Want to know more about ASAP? See these FAQ's.


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