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College Now


What is the application deadline for College Now?
Applications must be received by the deadline date for each respective semester. We recommend that students do not wait until the deadline to apply!

Can I apply to the Summer program if I am taking the SAT in May or June?
Yes. You should submit your application by May 22 and include a note indicating the date on which you will be taking the SAT.?

Can I apply to the Summer program if I am taking the Regents in May or June?
Yes. You should submit your application by May 22 and include a note indicating the date on which you will be taking the Regents exam(s).

How much does the College Now program cost?
College Now is a free program for qualified New York City public high school students.

Can I attend only the college course in the Summer program?
No. All students must commit to attending the full day program.

What happens if I cannot attend the program every day?
Consistent attendance is mandatory. Students who cannot make a full commitment to the program should not apply.

Can I sign up for more than one course?
A student can enroll in one course only at a given semester.

Will the credits that I earn at Baruch College transfer to a different college?
A College Now course is a part of your official CUNY transcript. If you attend Baruch College after high school, the grade you earn in your College Now course will be included in your Baruch College GPA. If you do not attend Baruch College after graduating high school only the credits will transfer not the grade. Credits can be transferred from Baruch College to private institutions and/or SUNY schools at the discretion of the receiving college.

Will I receive a Baruch College I.D. card?
Yes. All College Now students who take a course at Baruch College are issued a Baruch College I.D. card.

What facilities will I have access to?
College Now students have access to all of the college's facilities, including the library, the gym and the computer labs.

Does College Now provide textbooks?
Yes. College Now will lend the required textbooks and calculators to students for the duration of the program.

Does College Now provide lunch?
College Now students will receive a lunch voucher per day, but only during the Summer Semester. Lunch is not provided during the Fall & Spring semesters.

Does College Now provide transportation?
Students will receive a metrocard on the first day of class, but only for the Summer Semester. During the Fall & Spring students recieve a student metrocard from thier High School.

How many students attend the College Now program?
Approximately 250 students from high schools across New York City will attend the College Now at Baruch College per semester.

How many students will be in my class?
Each College Now summer course is limited to 25 students.

Do I have the option of completing the CNOW application online or doing it manually? 

You do have the option of submitting an application online or by mail. Submitting an application online is much faster and you do stand a better chance of getting into the program before the deadline, whereas submitting the application by mail could delay or forfeit your chances if it is not received on time or does not have requested attachments.

What exactly are the requirements to get accepted into the program?

Please click on link below to view specific requirements.

Do I have to attend a new student orientation?

Yes, after your application and all the required documents have been received, you MUST attend a mandatory orientation or your application will be rejected.

If I choose to do an online application, is the acceptance process any faster?

Yes, all required documents such as SAT, Regents exams scores, transcripts etc. have to be examined in order to determine acceptance. The online application process with all the required documents will allow for faster processing.

What if I do not have all the required forms listed on the application?

If you do not submit all the required forms listed on the application, your application will be put on hold until missing documents are submitted; students with complete applications will be given priority.  If applications are not submitted before the deadline, you will not be eligible for acceptance.

Is there proof of health records needed?

No. Health records are not required.

Is an essay required as part of the application process?

No. Only high school transcripts and necessary test scores are required in addition to the application.

How do I upload required documents as a part of submitting my application online?

Some documents have to be scanned and saved as a file before you can upload them. Online forms have to be printed, filled out, scanned, saved as a file and then uploaded using the online application browse button.

How many courses can be selected using the online version?

You are required to pick three courses but Students must take at least one course per semester.

Are there tutoring sessions available for selected courses?

Yes, we do have a tutoring center. See our website for additional information.

What browsers are compatible for using this application?

Internet access, basic computer skills and a modern web-browser with JavaScript enabled.

We recommend you use the latest version of your browser of choice. The web browsers officially supported are Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Internet Explorer. Each is a free download and free to install and use.

Note: Older versions of these browsers may still work, but are not recommended, as they are not as well suited for the latest web technologies. Be sure to compare the browser’s current version to the version you have installed on your machine (Help menu -> About). If you do not have the latest version, please click on one of the links above to download and install the latest version. The oldest supported versions of the above web browsers are IE7+, Firefox 4+, Safari 3+, and Chrome 2+.

What documents can I upload along with submitting the online form?

ALL required documents are listed on the online application form. If you do not have all of the required documents at the time you complete the online application, you must submit them in person before the deadline or you will not be eligible for acceptance.