College Now is a collaborative program of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education, which aims to promote college awareness and strengthens academic preparation in order to expand students’ capacity for a successful transition to college.

The program is designed to help high school students with their transition to college by exposing them to college-level work and college life. High school students are given the opportunity to accrue college credits through an array of course offerings and are provided with classes designed to improve their reading, writing, and math skills.

College Now offers many activities and opportunities including:

  • Academic courses (both for high school and college credit)
  • Campus-based tours and cultural events, such as theater or dance performances.
  • Exclusive scholarship offers.

The College Now program at Medgar Evers College offers a wide range of courses from life sciences to liberal arts.  These courses include pre-college courses and college credit courses. Approximately 250 students apply each semester.  Students come from all across the central Brooklyn area and even across all five boroughs.  Fall semester applications go out in April-May and spring semester applications go out in October.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND HAVE THE INTENTION TO COMMIT TO THE FULL FIVE (5) WEEK PROGRAM.

Rising 10th & 11th-grade students with a required minimum overall GPA of 75%+ who attend and New York City Board of Education Public High School, will have the opportunity to study online and earn three (3) college credits in either COLLEGE COMPOSITION I or INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY.

ENGL 112 (COLLEGE COMPOSITION I)
Minimum Regents Score: ELA 75+ or English class GPA 75+

This composition course emphasizes the various types of critical and expository writing students will need in the content area courses they will take throughout their college careers.

MTH 136 (INTERMEDIATE ALEGRA AND TRIGONOMETRY)
Minimum Regents Score: Algebra 70+/ CC Algebra 70+ or Algebra class GPA 75+

This course is designed to provide students in general with the knowledge and skills needed for further studies in the mathematical and physical sciences as well as in such fields as accounting and finance, marketing, and management. The topics to be discussed in this course include rational and polynomial expressions, graphical methods, solving equations and systems of equations by Cramer’s Rule, principles of analytic trigonometry, exponentials, and logarithms, induction, the binomial theorem, progressions, conic sections. Applications to various fields will be emphasized. Electronic calculators will be used throughout the course to perform detailed numerical calculations.

Apply to College Now Today

New Students Returning Students
Summer 2020 Apply HERE.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

Complete the application form HERE.

Application Deadline: July 3, 2020

Fall 2020 Apply HERE.

Application Deadline: August 14, 2020

Complete the application form HERE.

Application Deadline: August 21, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, our Fall programming is subject to change (e.g., become fully online, course offering).

For more information please contact our office at:
College Now Program
collegenow@mec.cuny.edu
1637 Bedford Avenue, Room S-207
Brooklyn, New York 11225
Telephone: 718.270.6413
Fax: 718.270.6435

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Staff information:

Ms. Tracy Noel
Associate Director
Room S-207
Tel: 718-270-5048
Email: tnoel@mec.cuny.edu

Ms. Fola A. Vann
Administrative Coordinator
Room S-207
Tel: 718-270-6413
Email: fvann@mec.cuny.edu

 

College Now
Associate Director
Tracy Noel
tnoel@mec.cuny.edu
Tel: 718-270-5048
1637 Bedford Ave
Room S-207
Brooklyn, NY 11225