The Urban Academy is a partnership between the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) and partnering community colleges. Urban academy students receive dual acceptance to their community college associate’s degree program and the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies bachelor’s degree programs. Students completing their studies in Urban Academy approved majors, will seamlessly transfer to CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies without needing to complete the CUNY transfer application and maintain all completed credits.

Urban Academy students are connected to the limitless learning and professional opportunities available in one of the most dynamic urban centers in the world. The Urban Academy exposes students to experiential learning through unique union partnerships, community organizations, and government agencies while providing a unique college experience focused on academic excellence, social justice and career success.

Rukiya Brown
Sr. Academic Advisor, Pre-College Initiatives