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ASAP Program

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What is ASAP?

Advancing Success in Associate Pathways (ASAP) removes financial barriers to full-time study, provides structured pathways to help students gain and maintain academic momentum, and creates connected communities through integrated support and engagement activities.

Benefits of ASAP

  • Cost of attendance award (after Financial Aid has been applied)
  • Transportation and textbook assistance
  • Comprehensive personalized advisement services
  • Academic support assistance
  • Career development activities

Who is Eligible for ASAP?

All students must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen (NYS DREAM Act students also eligible)
  • Be eligible for in-state tuition
  • Be matriculated full-time in a SUNY Schenectady County Community College Associate's degree program (minimum 12 credits per semester; certificate programs are not eligible)
  • Complete a FAFSA and NYS TAP Application every year and accept all federal and state grant aid offered
  • Be Pell eligible and receive $1 of Pell aid at point of enrollment (students in the process of completing financial aid may be conditionally accepted into the program)
  • Agree to participate in required program activities
  • Take any required remedial courses immediately upon enrollment
  • Students must have previously earned no more than 21 credits applicable to their proposed program of study (excluding any earned while in high school) and hold a minimum 2.0 GPA

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ASAP Staff

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Kevin Dean
Executive Director of ASAP


The Schenectady Advancing Success in Associate Pathways (ASAP) Program is part of the SUNY replication of the City University of New York (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP).