Teacher and students gathered in classroom.

A group of 30 students who enrolled in CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) at Hostos for Fall 2016 participated in the annual “ASAP Summer Institute” orientation program on July 6, where they learned tips for preparing for college and about the various resources on campus.

Launched in fall 2007, ASAP is a comprehensive program for students pursuing their associate degrees at nine CUNY colleges: Hostos Community College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, and Queensborough Community College, with recent additions at Medgar Evers College, New York City College of Technology and College of Staten Island.  ASAP helps to eliminate stressors by providing students with the academic, social, and financial support they need to graduate in no more than three years. 

At Hostos, ASAP has grown significantly. In 2007, 82 students entered the program, compared with 585 registered for Fall 2016. In total, 1,041 ASAP students will be working toward their degrees this year.

About Hostos Community College
Eugenio María de Hostos Community College is an educational agent for change that has been transforming and improving the quality of life in the South Bronx and neighboring communities since 1968. It serves as a gateway to intellectual growth and socioeconomic mobility, as well as a point of departure for lifelong learning, success in professional careers, and transfer to advanced higher education programs. The College’s unique Student Success Coaching Unit provides students with individualized guidance and exemplifies its emphasis on student support services.

Named one of the top 10 finalists for the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, Hostos offers 28 associate degree programs and two certificate programs that facilitate easy transfer to The City University of New York’s (CUNY) four-year colleges or baccalaureate studies at other institutions. The College has an award-winning Division of Continuing Education & Workforce Development that offers professional development courses and certificate-bearing workforce training programs. Hostos is part of CUNY, the nation’s leading urban public university, which serves more than 500,000 students at 24 colleges.