CUNY Prep is an innovative college preparatory program that offers out-of-school youth an alternative pathway to college. CUNY Prep was founded in October 2003 as a collaboration between the New York City Department of Education, the Department of Youth and Community Development, and The City University of New York. CUNY Prep offers a full-time day program for students (ages 16-19) in which they take core classes in math, science, writing, and social studies and work to earn their High School Equivalency Diploma.
At CUNY Prep, we establish a college-going culture that begins from the moment our students walk through our doors and continues through their college graduation. All aspects of the program, including orientation workshops, college prep curriculum, instructional practices, college enrollment and support services, etc. are central to our goal of college success.