The Office of Student Engagement, part of the Division of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, houses a group of programs that promotes college access, student success and career development. Our group manages an number of major initiatives and several smaller programs that serve students from the 6th grade through college graduation. The programs fall under one of three categories: Pre-College Programs, Transition and Success, and Leadership Initiatives.

pre college students

CUNY Explorers

Under the Mayor’s Equity and Excellence agenda and College Access for All Initiative, the NYC DOE and CUNY are partnering to implement CUNY EXPLORERS to ensure that every middle-school student is exposed to a college-going culture and has the opportunity to visit a college campus at least once in grades six through eight to promote high school, college and life success.

Early College Program

City College Academy of the Arts (CCAA) is a 6th-12th grade, early college school. With the City College of New York (CCNY) and the Early College Initiative as its primary partners, CCAA students graduate high school with up to 60 college credits.

College Now

Through College Now at City College high school students can earn up to 12 college credits at no cost, obtain college experience, explore different careers and degrees, improve their academic achievement while still in High School, and ease their transition into college.​


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CUNY EDGE is an initiative implemented by CUNY and the Human Resources Administration that provides support and resources to students who are Public Assistance recipients and are pursuing an undergraduate degree.

Urban Mentoring and Achievement Network

UMAAN offers mentoring, tutoring, academic skills workshops, socio-emotional presentations, and information regarding scholarships, career opportunities, and the college’s resources and extra-curricular activities to assist students with academic challenges, building self-esteem and confidence, and developing the ability to successfully navigate the complex currents of college life.













Dominic Stellini
Executive Director
p: 212.650.6968
f:  212.650.6307

Marshak Hall

Room 053
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031