Take 15 to Complete

Students need to successfully complete 60 credits to earn their associate degree.  To graduate in 2 years, students need to earn 15 credits per semester or 30 credits over the course of each year.


3 Reasons to Take 15/30


1. Graduate on time

Completing 30 credits each year will keep students on track to graduate in 2 years.

2. Save Money

At CUNY, taking 15 credits per semester cost the same as taking 12 credits.  Successfully completing 15 credits a semester, instead of 12, saves students a semester of tuition. 

3.  Excelsior Scholarship

The NYS Excelsior Scholarship covers full tuition but students must earn 30 credits each year to be eligible.


Tips to Succeed


Visit your advisor or Success Coach
Students should visit their advisor or Success Coach at least once a semester to verify that they are on track to graduate.


Schedule study time
When creating schedules, students should include time to study and do homework


Seek help when needed
Financial Challenges
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Click here for the Hostos Academic Learning Center (HALC)

Writing Papers
Click here for the Writing Center

Click here for more information about Counseling Services

Hostos offers many forms of support for students.  To learn more, please visit your advisor or Success Coach.