College Now is the City University of New York’s largest collaborative program with the New York City secondary public school system. The program offers dual enrollment and college-readiness programs in more than 400 NYC high schools and enrolls over 20,000 students annually. Through College Now, high school students can take credit bearing college courses at CUNY campuses.
A common misconception is that College Now (CN) acts as a recruitment school for CUNY and, specifically, a recruitment program for a particular CUNY college. While a slight majority of College Now participants who graduate from high school do enroll in CUNY, the overwhelming proportion of those participants enroll at a different campus from where they participated in College Now — 82.2% in fall 2009. In fact, out of 7,013 entering CN alumni entering CUNY that same year, 4,770 participated in a community college-based CN program and 2,243 in a senior college CN program. 68% (3,224) of those students whose CN experience was in a community college program matriculated in a senior college, and 32% (1,546) enrolled in a community college.
Stuyvesant High School is partnered with the College Now programs at both Hunter College and City College of New York. Students may also apply for College Now courses at other participating campuses. Students or parents with questions about the program should contact Stuyvesant's College Now coordinator, Mrs. Elizabeth Hughes.