Transition to CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU) 

By majoring in a participating CUNY Community College degree program, you are automatically an Urban Academy student. Once you complete the requirements of your associate’s degree, you are rewarded guaranteed admissions at SLU to begin completing your bachelor’s degree in Urban and Community Studies. 

How it Works

Eligible students are contacted by SLU in the final semester of completing their associate’s degree to determine if they intend to attend SLU. Interested students may respond to the email stating their intention to transfer to SLU.  

As an Urban Academy student who has graduated with their associate’s Degree, you are not required to complete the online application and transfer process. 

Urban Academy partnered community colleges and eligible majors are listed below: 

Borough of Manhattan Community College  

Guttman Community College  

LaGuardia Community College  

Note: No additional application is necessary beyond registering for the eligible programs listed in the section above. 

Urban Academy Highlights: 

  • Receive dual enrollment at your community college and the School of Labor and Urban Studies 
  • Complete your bachelor’s degree in 2 years 
  • All transfer credits are applicable to your SLU degree program 
  • Skip the application and transfer process 
  • Coordinated advisement and faculty mentorship for seamless transition from associate’s to bachelor’s degree 
  • Individualized internship, career and scholarship options including Community Semester and Union Semester