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College Now

College Now

Welcome to Baruch College Now!

College Now is a collaborative effort between the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) designed to improve the academic achievement of NYC public high school students.


College Now at Baruch College allows qualified NYC public high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses that earn college credit and provide academic enrichment for FREE.

Through College Now students have the opportunity to experience the richness of our campus by having access to our facilities and participating in academic, social, and cultural events. Interaction with Baruch College faculty and students gives College Now students an authentic college experience, eases the transition from high school to college and prepares students for a successful academic career.

How is Dual Enrollment different from Advanced Placement?

Although both Dual Enrollment and Advanced Placement (AP) courses provide students with rigous and challenging course work, there are some very important differences. For example AP are high school courses which award high school credit. Note, students who take the AP exam can potentially earn college credit dependant on the exam score recieved. On the other hand, Dual Enrollment courses are undergraduate level classes which award college credit upon successful completion of the curses (grade of C or higher). 

To learn about the other College Now programs and their high school partnerships please visit the CUNY College Now website