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Age 16-19
Cost Free
Program type Summer, After School
Languages None
Contact us Collegenow@Jjay.Cuny.Edu


Our goal is to help students meet high school graduation requirements and prepare for success in college, both academically and socially.


The CollegeNow program offers qualified high school students opportunities to enroll in a variety of activities including college-credit courses, college-preparatory courses and activities, and summer programs.

Students can earn college credit in two ways:
1. COHORT Courses — students attend college level classes comprised of students from various NYC public high schools.
2. WAIVER Courses — students are enrolled in courses with John Jay college students.

Courses include: anthropology, counseling, criminal justice, drama, english composition and writing, psychology, and sociology.

Summer Programs
Law and Criminal Justice Summer Institute (CJSI) is designed to provide students with foundational knowledge of the American criminal justice system. Through classroom instruction, guest lectures and hands-on activities students learn the about the historical and contemporary workings of our criminal justice in practice.

Law and Literature Summer Institute (LLSI) – offered in collaboration with the Justice Resource Center (JRC) - embraces the concept that inquiry into the source of state authority is often the beginning point of interest in a career in law. LLSI engages students’ in academic and hands-on learning opportunities designed to critically explore the inherent tensions between individual liberties and state power and to harness student interest in the law and legal profession.


To Be Eligible, You Must: Be Enrolled In A New York City Public School; Be Entering The 11th Or 12th Grade In The 2017 School Year; Have A Minimum Gpa Of 75; Have An Exemplary Record Of Attendance. Requirement For 3-Credit Courses 20 Or Higher On The Act English Exam Or 75 Or Higher On The English Language Arts Regents Exam Or 480 Or Higher On The Sat Critical Reading Section (Submit A Copy)