Selection Criteria for New Applicants

  • Prospective applicants must complete all CUNY admissions requirements, including the CUNY Assessment Test.
  • Be a New York City resident and/or eligible for in-state tuition (as per the CUNY tuition and fees manual)
  • Current CUNY or transfer students may have 15 or fewer college credits at the completion of the semester prior to entering the program, and a minimum GPA of 2.0. Continuing and transfer students must demonstrate a strong academic record.
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at and the New York State Tuition Assistance Program application at
    (Students not in receipt of financial aid but otherwise eligible may join ASAP but may not receive a tuition waiver.)
  • Agree to enter into an Associate degree program (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.) on a full-time basis (minimum 12 credits per semester) in an ASAP-approved major.
  • Be fully skills proficient or have no more than two outstanding developmental course needs in reading, writing, and math based on CUNY Assessment Test Scores. Students with two developmental course needs must enroll in the CUNY Summer Immersion program. Their ASAP application will be considered conditional until they successfully resolve one of the two developmental courses. Students with one developmental need are strongly encouraged to enroll in Summer Immersion as well. Developmental students must commit to complete any developmental needs in reading, writing, or math within the first year of being in ASAP.

Complete the ASAP Eligibility Checklist to determine your eligibility.

Students may not participate in both SEEK/College Discovery and ASAP. Click here for a quick review of differences between SEEK/College Discovery and ASAP.


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