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How the Program Works

College Now offers credit-bearing and college preparatory courses completely free of charge.  Some of the college-level offerings include psychology, behavioral and social sciences, business, communications, humanities, political science, science, culinary arts, tourism, and statistics.  Students who express interest are invited to meet with their school's College Now counselors to learn about the program's services, application procedures, and to review their high school academic record and develop a program of coursework tailored to their needs and interests.

Classes meet either before, during or after the regular school day, depending on the individual high school. Students may earn up to 16 College Now credits from the City University of New York. Course offerings are taught by high school faculty who have met all requirements to be hired as an adjunct instructor in the appropriate department at Kingsborough Community College. 

Students may also participate in freshman orientation courses designed to ease the transition from high school to college.  Student development courses are offered throughout the year at various high schools.  They are taught by college counselors and cover topics such as choosing a major, study techniques, time and money management, career planning and goal setting.  Upon successful completion of coursework students will have an official college transcript from Kingsborough Community College.