Current ASAP Students
As of Fall 2012 ASAP serves a vibrant group of 2,209 students enrolled in full-time coursework on CUNY's six community college campuses. These students hail from all areas of New York City and represent a broad range of ages, backgrounds, and academic aspirations.
"No one thing in particular makes ASAP unique because I think everything does, from getting assistance with tuition to having a close connection with one’s personal academic advisor/tutor(s) and career counselors. The ASAP staff is always willing to do everything within their capacity to assist with your academic and non-academic issue(s) ... Also, ASAP has the ability to offer job placement services, recommendations, internship placement services, free textbooks, and free metrocards, to name a few things… It’s just priceless!"
Oluwabunmi (Bunmi) Alo, Borough of Manhattan Community College ASAP '13
"I will never be able to repay my debt to ASAP. It offers a priceless opportunity to put your life on course and guide you on the path to accomplishing your dreams ... it sharpens my thoughts to help me become a better problem solver, teaches me the value of helping others, and reminds me to give thanks to those who have impacted my life the most."
Miguel Mendez, Bronx Community College ASAP '13
"Without any doubt, I really appreciate what ASAP has done for me, from monthly Metro cards to the face-to-face advisement that we receive. Besides, the ASAP program has also allowed me to strengthen my social skills ... I have found extraordinary friends thanks to the ASAP classes and the tutoring time that we have shared, where, at the same time, I have obtained the necessary help to successfully deal with my classes."
Gretcher Hernandez, Hostos Community College ASAP '12
"Despite facing tough times and many challenges, I never regret my decision to continue my education, because I become more confident day by day that I will succeed... I want to continue my education and transfer to a four-year college or university. ASAP has very strongly reinforced my goals to be a professional in the field of tourism and hospitality. I am grateful for the support and assistance ASAP has provided me while I am starting a new life and new career."
Zoltan Bakos, Kingsborough Community College ASAP '13
"Without this ASAP program, I don’t think I would’ve made it this far … I decided to join the program because of the benefits that were going to be provided to me. The benefits helped me the most throughout this past year, and because of ASAP, I didn’t have to worry about anything that would interfere with my education … With ASAP’s support, I am able to continue my education and know I will accomplish my goals soon."
Nooria Danish, La Guardia Community College ASAP '13
"At first I didn’t know what to expect from ASAP ... Over the semesters I began to be more appreciative of the intimacy the class sizes provided; the support from the ASAP team feels like a small family tracking our progress to make sure we keep on course."
Lauren Hynd, Queensborough Community College ASAP '13