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Pre-College Program

Pre-College Program

New York City public high school students who meet the admissions criteria and application requirements are eligible to participate in the program. Classes in the pre-college component of College Now meet on the Queens College campus on Saturday mornings, 9 am – 12:30 pm, for 12 to 13 weeks between October and January and between March and June.

Participants have the opportunity to earn elective high school credit.  

The purpose of these courses is to help high school students

  • Improve language, problem solving and analytical skills 
  • Become more confident students
  • Improve high school grades and go for a Regents score of 75+
  • Develop skills for success in college

The courses are 

  • Companion courses to the high school classes (except for Action Now)
  • Regents-related (except for Action Now)
  • Academic enrichment designed to deepen the participants' understanding of the topics and required skills

Pre-College Instructors

The courses in the pre-college component are taught by experienced high school teachers who are licensed in the subject area they teach. All hold at minimum a master's degree. Some of the mathematics teachers are graduates of the nationally acclaimed Queens College TIME 2000 program.

College Success Workshops

All participants in one of the above courses attend the one-hour workshops. The purpose of the workshops is to increase participants' awareness of the

  • Skills needed for success in college 
  • Reasons to go to college
  • Process of choosing, applying, and paying for college

The topics include 

  • Career exploration
  • Goal setting
  • College awareness (why go to college, applications, financial aid and scholarships)
  • Resume or exam survival

The hour-long workshops start at the orientation and then are spread out across the semester and run during regular class time.


 Office Information


College Now
65-30 Kissena Blvd
Delany Hall - Rooms 309 and 214
Flushing, NY 11367
Telephone: 718-997-4297
Fax: 718-997-4288

Queens College - College Now Staff

Daniela Francisco

Marci Goodman

E. Millie Snyder
Office Assistant

Maureen Mitchell
College Assistant

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