Marilyn Rodriguez




Queensborough Community College ASAP '12



What is the ASAP student community like? 

The ASAP community is very friendly. People will always go out of their way to help you.


What, in your opinion, makes ASAP unique?

ASAP actually cares about you. The staff are pretty much your second pair of parents. They check up on you to see how you’re doing with your classes, they speak to your professors, and most importantly they actually LISTEN.  If you have a concern or a question they will listen to you and try to resolve your problem. That’s what makes ASAP unique.


What impact has ASAP had on your education?

ASAP has had an enormous impact on my education. I really struggled with math; it was never a subject that I liked. But once I was placed into an ASAP mathematics class I actually began to understand the material. One of the biggest advantages is that ASAP classes are reduced in size. The classes aren’t overcrowded or jam packed.  Now being in an ASAP math class I feel more confident about mathematics.


What is one of the most memorable moments you’ve had as an ASAP student?

My most memorable moment as an ASAP student would have to be when we were offered the opportunity to go to a Broadway play. I signed up for it and was really excited. We went and saw the Memphis; it was an amazing play. I never had the opportunity to experience a Broadway play before and ASAP gave me the opportunity I was looking for.


Why did you join ASAP?

I joined ASAP because a lot of their programs really benefited the students, including book vouchers, trips every month, reduced classroom size, and one on one time with your student manager. It’s a little weight lifted off of our shoulders.


What are your future plans?

My future plans are to continue to a four-year college, obtain my bachelor’s degree, and proceed to law school. I want to eventually be a lawyer.



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