Pre-College Courses and College Focus

Pre-College Courses:

Pre-college courses and workshops are available for students not yet ready to take college-credit courses and who could benefit from academic or social-emotional college readiness skill-building. Some examples of pre-college activities include:

College Awareness and Advisory Courses:

College awareness and advisory workshops increase students’ college knowledge and social/emotional skills. Through activities such as researching colleges, learning how to complete a college entrance and financial aid applications as well as goal setting and exploring future career options, these workshops promote self-awareness, and help students answer the question ‘why go to college’, for themselves.

This link provides a list of College Awareness & Advisory courses that may be available in various College Now programs.  For more information ask your school’s College Now liaison or staff at your school’s partner college.

Developmental Courses:

Developmental (also known as remedial) courses are zero-credit courses which prepare students for college-level math, reading and writing.

Titles and descriptions of developmental courses may be found by searching for the respective community college and/or subject at the College Credit Courses page.

College Focus (COFO)

COFO courses prepare 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who are on track to graduate from high school, but not with college ready scores, for college-level work in English and/or math. At the completion of the COFO course, 10th or 11th grade students take the Algebra I Regents and 11th or 12th grade students take the CUNY Assessment Tests (CAT).  Students who score at or above the college readiness benchmarks on the Algebra I Regents or CUNY Assessment Tests are exempt from any remedial courses in CUNY.

Follow this link to find detailed information on College Focus courses including eligibility requirements and the College Now campuses where COFO is offered.