College Now is CUNY’s largest school-college partnership with the New York City DOE. College Now is a dual enrollment program embedded in 18 CUNY colleges and over 400 NYC high schools and enrolling over 20,000 students annually. The program offers NYC public high school students both transferable college credit courses which are aligned with first year study at CUNY, and pre-college courses and activities designed to increase academic readiness for college and promote knowledge and awareness of the college-going process.
LaGuardia’s College Now program seeks to facilitate the high school-college transition by preparing high school students to meet CUNY benchmarks and to be academically successful and socially integrated in college. Most of our classes are held at our partner high schools. We also offer college classes on campus through our Campus Cohort program. Students who earn a minimum of two B’s in College Now courses are permitted to take regular LaGuardia courses through our College Connection program.
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.Students will have the opportunity to take classes with college students and interact with the faculty. While enrolled in a college course, students may use campus facilities such as the library, computer labs, tutoring center, & the gym.
This special opportunity enables students 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 in at least two credit-bearing LaGuardia College Now courses
- Meet the academic requirements for the course you choose to take
Every semester, College Now students have the opportunity to spend a day at LaGuardia. The morning workshop focuses on various topics such as social justice, and majors and careers in different academic disciplines. After lunch, there is a college tour, a library session, presentation by special programs and a visit to the ID office.
The Arlene Kahn Scholarship
The Arlene Kahn Scholarship is open to students graduating high school who have completed at least one credit-bearing course through LaGuardia’s COLLEGE NOW or COLLEGE CONNECTION program, and who have chosen to begin attending LaGuardia Community College in the Fall.
The Arlene Kahn Scholarship was established in January 2006, in memory of College Now’s devoted director. 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.
- Completed application
- Official academic transcript
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher, guidance counselor or advisor
- Typed essay on your College Now experience and your decision to attend LaGuardia Community College
|Partner High School||Principal Name||College Now Coordinator Contact|
|LEGACY||Dr. Salvatore Ferrera||Amanda Mak
|LONG ISLAND CITY HIGH SCHOOL||Vivian Selenikas||Gregory Levine
|MANHATTAN COMPREHENSIVE NIGHT & DAY||Kris Erickson||Ji-Myung Nam
|MULTICULTURAL||Peter Ng-A-Fook||Mabel Martinez
|NEWCOMERS||Elizabeth Messmann||Kevin Jackson|
|NEWTOWN||John Ficalora||Madeline Gonzalez
|PAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL||Waleska Velez||Shirley Torres
|PATHWAYS TO GRADUATION, JAMAICA||Jeffrey Robbins||Catherine Grechkosey
|QUEENS COLLEGIATE||James Harrell||Avernell Mitchell
|QUEENS METROPOLITAN||Saida Rodriguez Tabone||Katherine Stalford
|QUEENS TECHNICAL||Louis Garcia||Anna Karabelas
|ROBERT F. WAGNER||Stephania Vu||Liz Madans
|UNIVERSITY NEIGHBORHOOD||Matthew Willie||Angela Kowalsky
|WILLIAM C. BRYANT||C. St. Aubain||Jonathan Young
|YOUNG WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP SCHOOL, ASTORIA||Allison Persaud||Alexandra Gialaboukis
|Tyleah Castillo, MBA
|Leslie A. Bialecki, MSW
|Marisol Lisboa, B.S.
|Mario Pena, B.S.
|Jacqueline Liriano, A.A.S