• Special Programs

  • College Now Programs for High School Students

    College Now is a collaboration between the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education, offering academic courses, tutoring, arts, campus tours and more to students at over 200 New York City high schools.

    LaGuardia Community College’s College Now Programs enables you to take college credit courses while still in high school, giving you a head start on the transition to higher education and increasing your chances of college graduation, while saving you time and money:

    • Qualified students can enroll directly in college credit courses that transfer within the CUNY system and will usually transfer to other colleges.
    • You can compete for scholarships available only to College Now students.
    • College Now students can use CUNY libraries, campus services and facilities.
    • College Now courses and workshops are taught by LaGuardia faculty and high school teachers selected and approved to teach as college adjuncts.
    • College Now is free for all participating students; there are no tuition or book fees.

  •  Enrollment Programs

    College Connection

    College Connection is a spring-semester program offered through College Now that enables a small number of students to take regularly-scheduled courses on the LaGuardia campus. You will have the opportunity to take classes with college students and interact with the faculty. While enrolled in your course, you may use campus facilities such as the library, computer labs, tutoring center , gym and swimming pool.

    This special opportunity enables you to choose from a wider selection of courses than is offered through College Now.

    You are eligible for this program if you:

    • Have received a grade of B or better on at least one credit-bearing LaGuardia College Now course
    • Meet the academic requirements for the course you want to take

    See your high school’s College Now Coordinator to learn more about College Connection and to apply for the program. Applications for the spring semester must be submitted to your Coordinator by the second week in January.

    Model New York City Council

    The Model New York City Council Project is designed to enhance the public service learning and leadership skills of students in the College Now program.

    During four rigorous Saturday sessions this fall, you will learn about the legislative process while faculty mentors train you in the art of public speaking and debate. You will discover what it means to be a member of city government as you experience it from the inside.

    On the fifth and final Saturday, you and your fellow Model City Council members will convene in the actual City Council Chamber in City Hall to debate and vote on a piece of real life legislation. After that, join elected City Council members to celebrate your accomplishment at a reception hosted by CUNY

    In order to participate, you must be:

    • A high School junior or senior
    • A current or former College Now student

    See your high school’s College Now Coordinator for an application.
    Submit your completed application to your Coordinator in the first week of October.
    Do you have questions about this program? Send them to ssubryan@lagcc.cuny.edu


     Scholarships For College Now Students

    Myself Third: Spirit of New York Scholarship

    The Myself Third Scholarship is designed to encourage and reward the civic involvement of graduating seniors. To help defray the cost of college tuition, the program awards $5,000 each to 10 CUNY-bound high school seniors who are currently in or have completed at least one College Now or College Connection course and will be matriculated students at a CUNY college in the fall.

    See your high school’s College Now Coordinator for an application or click here for more information and/or an application.

    Submit your completed application to your school’s Coordinator by March 20th.

    Eligibility Requirements  

    Students must be:

    • Enrolled in or have completed at least one College Now course or workshop
    • Scheduled to graduate in June.
    • Accepted at a CUNY college and planning to attend in the fall semester
    • Recommended by a teacher or guidance counselor

    Do you have questions about this scholarship? Send them to  collegenow@lagcc.cuny.edu

    Arlene Kahn Scholarship

    The Arlene Kahn Scholarship honors the memory of Dr. Arlene M. Kahn, director of LaGuardia’s Office of School/College Collaborations from 1988 to 2005. Dr. Kahn advocated tirelessly for students and sought to infuse all their learning experiences with reading and writing instruction in order to prepare them for the demands of academic life.

    You are eligible for the Arlene Kahn Scholarship if you:

    • are graduating high school in June;
    • have successfully completed one or more credit-bearing course through LaGuardia’s College Now &/or College Connection program;
    • will attend LaGuardia Community College in the fall of this year.

    See your high school’s College Now Coordinator for an application or get one here: Arlene Kahn Scholarship Application.
    Submit your completed application to your school’s Coordinator by the second week in May.

    Do you have questions about this scholarship? Send them to ssubryan@lagcc.cuny.edu  

     Staff Members
    Carolyn Henner Stanchina, DEA (France)
    College Now Director and High School & College Collaborations Director
    Room E115P
    (718) 482-5418
    Ingrid C. Dearborn, MSED
    College Now Program Assistant Director

    Room E115N
    (718) 482-5437
    Leslie A. Bialecki, MSW
    College Now Program Coordinator

    Room E115L
    (718) 482-5366
    Jacqueline Liriano, A.A.S
    Administrative Assistant

    Room E115
    (718) 482-5409
    Mario Peña, B.S.
    Data Manager

    Room E115D 
    (718) 482-5636
    Elizabeth Frederickson
    College Assistant

    Room E115
    (718) 482-5409
    Roxana Contreras
    College Assistant

    Room E115
    (718) 482-5409
    Yael Notkin
    College Assistant
    Room E115 
    (718) 482-5409 
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