WHAT IS CUNY ASAP?
The City University of New York (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) model reflects a comprehensive approach to student support that is based on leveraging students’ strengths and removing structural barriers to timely associate degree completion.
Comprehensive Program Components
| EVALUATION AND DATA USE FOR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
|Integration and Belonging
|Timely and Relevant Supports
|HIGH TOUCH ADVISEMENT
|Full-time consolidated course schedule
|Academic support services
|Winter and summer course taking
|First-year blocked courses
|Career development supports
|Removal of key financial barriers:
- Tuition and fee gap scholarship
- Textbook assistance
- Transportation support
|Community buildingLeadership opportunities
|Connection to additional campus-based resources
THE ASAP OHIO DEMONSTRATION
In 2014, CUNY, MDRC, and the Ohio Department of Higher Education collaborated to implement and test the CUNY ASAP model at three community colleges in Ohio.
|Name of Program
|Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
|Cuyahoga Community College
|Degree in Three (D3)
|Lorain County Community College (LCCC)
|Students Accelerating in Learning (SAIL)
What Were the Results?
MDRC’s experimental evaluation of the ASAP Ohio Demonstration found very similar results to those found in the experimental evaluation of CUNY ASAP.
REPLICATING THE ASAP MODEL: LESSONS LEARNED
In addition to the Ohio colleges, CUNY ASAP has provided technical assistance to many other institutions across the nation to develop and implement their own ASAP-like programs. Lessons learned from these partnerships include:
For further information, see Improving Graduation Rates in New York City, Ohio, and Beyond: Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) Replications and Lessons Learned.