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Reference: Pre-College

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Pre-College Support Services



Need Addressed

Target Audience



Ability to Benefit (ATB) (via Testing Center)


Testing to qualify for NY State’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP).

Students seeking TAP for the first time w/out an HS diploma or GED from a US HS.


(718) 319-7921

Admiss. Office notifies students that testing is required. Testing Center provides info about appointments.

College Now


College-level classes for HS students.

Students from 40 S. Bronx High Schools, who must maintain attendance and grade level standards.


(718) 518-6751

Collaboration with HS guidance counsellors, orientation. Students take one class at a time.

CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA)


Promoting responsible parenthood and economic stability.

Underemployed or unemployed fathers or expecting fathers, eligible to work in the US. (There are other eligibility requirements.)

Division of Continuing Education and Workforce Development

(718) 518-6580 /Administrative-Offices/Division-of-Continuing-Education-Workforce-Develop/CFA

Goals: increasing familial involvement, HS Equiv. diploma, gainful employment.

CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)


Intensive ESL immersion

Already admitted entering freshmen, students who have failed one semester of ESL, students referred to CLIP by a 4-yr college.

(718) 518-6645

(718) 518-6657

ESL, prep for college, counsellors, tutoring, small fee.

CUNY Start


Intensive reading, writing, math, and college-prep

Entering students w/ poor scores on CUNY Assessment Tests.


Only $75 and they don’t have to use up any of their financial aid because it’s prior to enrollment.

Early College Initiative (Hostos Lincoln Academy of Science)


Students earn HS diploma and Assoc. Degree at the same time.

David Johnson

Earn up to 60 college credits. 6th/7th grades = remediation, 8th/9th grades = acceleration, 10th grade = begin college courses.

Health, Education and Research Occupations HS (H.E.R.O.)


6-yr program for HS diploma + AS degree.

HS students interested in nursing/community health.

Claire Sternberg
Hostos Early College Liasion to H.E.R.O
csternberg@hostos.cuny. edu

High School Equivalency (HSE—previously GED)


HSE courses

Students at least 18yo.

560 Exterior Street (East 149th b/w Exterior St & River Ave)

(718) 518-6656

Liberty Partnerships


HS accredited, year-round academic/ cultural program w/career & support services

HS students from 2 area schools, at-risk of graduating late or dropping out, including ESL students

Alex Santana, Dir.
(718) 518-4188

Tutoring, counselling, workshops, tours, enrichment courses

Proyecto Access (Science and Technology Entry Program—STEP)


Year-round pre-engineering programs for middle and HS students

Socially and economically disadvantaged middle/HS students

Moise Koffi, Director
Room A-126
Tel. 718.518.6774