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2012 August 20 - 12:00 am

CUNY’S NEW COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT A GLANCE

CUNY’S NEW COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT A GLANCE

LOCATION:
50 W. 40th St., New York, N.Y.

ENROLLMENT:
About 300 students in its first year. Enrollment will eventually grow to 5,000 students.

ADMISSIONS:
The New Community College is an open admissions college. Applicants who have a high school diploma or GED, including undocumented immigrants, can apply.Students must commit to attending full-time
for their first year.

REQUIREMENTS:
All students must attend an information session where they learn whether the college is the proper fit, how the colleges differs from others and expectations of students. All students must take part in a summer bridge program and engage in a
city-centered first-year experience before starting their coursework. Students also must meet regularly with an academic advisor.

MAJORS:
The college offers five associate degree programs: business administration, human services, information technology, liberal arts and studies and urban studies.

TUITION:
For full-time New York residents, $3,900 a year; for out-of-state residents, $7,800 a year. Rates are based on 15 credit hours per semester. Students must also pay a $65, one-time, non-refundable application fee, along with a variety of other fees. Because financial aid cannot be offered until the college is accredited, CUNY is committed to providing the first students who enter in the fall of 2012 with the same amount of aid to which they would otherwise be entitled under the federal Pell Grant program and New York’s Tuition Assistance Program.

ACCREDITATION:
No new college can be accredited until its first students are enrolled. The New York State Department of Education has agreed to conduct a site visit this month. The college expects to be accredited by the end of the year. The college also has applied to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the same entity that accredits all other units in the CUNY system, to initiate the process of accreditation. Since the MSCHE ultimately requires evidence of successful student outcomes — namely a cohort of students who have completed a program of study — before accrediting an institution, the process of achieving full accreditation is a
multi-year process.

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