Presents results from a promising community college reform model that aims to accelerate community college course completion and graduation rates.
“The City University of New York’s (CUNY’s) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), launched in 2007 with funding from the New York City Center for Economic Opportunity, is an uncommonly comprehensive and long-term program designed to help more students graduate and help them graduate more quickly…. It was designed to address multiple potential barriers to student success and to address them for up to three years” by providing students with services such as early developmental coursework, career advising and tutoring, tuition waivers, blocked and linked scheduling, as well as seminars that cover topics such as goal-setting and study skills (p.iii). 

“This report presents results from a random assignment study of ASAP at three CUNY community colleges: Borough of Manhattan, Kingsborough, and LaGuardia. Low-income students who needed one or two developmental courses were randomly assigned either to a program group, who could participate in ASAP, or to a control group, who could receive the usual college services”(p.iii). (Abstractor: Author and Website Staff)

Full publication title: Doubling Graduation Rates: Three-Year Effects of CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) for Developmental Education Studies