Last week, not many people knew that the College Now’s fall semester had ended. With this term over, a new one will start in the spring. Students may wonder, “What is college now?” and “why is it useful to me?”

College Now is a program that allows high school students to take college classes while in high school. You can earn college credits that can be transferred to a specific CUNY and/or SUNY college. The courses you can acquire vary depending on the subject of the course and the specific requirements needed to be involved in the class. The application packet comes with a list of courses, the date and time of each class, course descriptions, and the application itself. Along with your application, your transcript needs to be attached as well.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     It is fairly simple to sign up for College Now, but there isn’t a guarantee that everyone will be accepted. It’s not like the coordinators of College Now just randomly pick a name out of a hat and choose someone. Based on your transcript, it depends on whether you get chosen or not, not saying it has to be crystal clear.

College Now is beneficial for students because it exposes them to the college experience. Not only do students take college classes to earn credits, they also get to learn in a college environment, meaning they go to the college that offers the program. The students even get their own college ID.

Being in a college environment helps high school students to get a taste of what college is like. Instead of going to the same school every day, they are able to meet new people that are involved in the program and are able to express themselves intellectually.

If you are interested in signing up for College Now, it is wise to fill out an application to apply for the spring term before time runs out.

By: Naomi Bisnauth

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