The CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU), in collaboration with the Consortium for Worker Education (CWE), offers free college preparation courses in math and English for adults age 21 and over who have a high school diploma or equivalency, and live or work in New York City. The program was designed to act as a bridge to college degree programs.
The program aims to help prepare adults to pursue a college degree in different ways:
In addition to learning the subject matter of Elementary Algebra and English Composition, students will encounter materials requiring a good deal of thinking and comprehension. They will also practice how to manage their time and put in the effort and commitment needed to take college courses as an adult with work, family, and other responsibilities.
In College Prep courses, students will also come to realize that learning is continually dealing with the uncomfortable feeling of not knowing—it’s the very nature of being a student. This program was designed to be an invitation to find the pleasure in thinking and learning, and give individuals the chance to once again, or for the first time, acquaint themselves with those aspects of being a student.