CUNY pre-admissions and application assistance, career advisement, and additional administrative support for prospective and current students

To find specific degree and service programs for your union, please visit the Labor, Community, & Employer Partners page.

CUNY-Wide Adult College Access Initiative

Want to return to college but aren’t sure what to study or where to go? Worker Education is here to help you find the right pathway.

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  • One-on-one CUNY pre-admission and application advisement focused on matching your career goals to current CUNY academic programs, including non-credit, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s courses
  • Group information sessions on SLU and CUNY’s offerings
  • Workshops on topics such as: Careers via CUNY, Applying to CUNY, and Financing Your Education

Events are held in union halls, elected officials’ offices, community-based organizations, library branches, and at SLU’s Midtown location. To schedule an appointment or to set up an event at your site, contact us at or 212-857-1976.

The Murphy Institute for Worker Education at Queens College

The Murphy Institute for Worker Education was founded at Queens College in 1984, and our partnership has since continued to flourish. We currently offer a fully staffed, on-campus office that provides admission and academic advisement, embedded tutoring services, career counseling, skills-based workshops and more to union members and working adults pursuing a degree at Queens College.

LEAP to Teacher (LTT)

The Murphy Institute’s LEAP to Teacher is a collaboration with the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), enabling UFT members working for the New York City Department of Education (DOE) to access a set of free, ongoing supports services while pursuing their education and advancing their careers in any field of study, including education. This program has sites at four participating CUNY colleges: Brooklyn College, College of Staten Island, Lehman College, and Queens College.