New York State will expand its network of community college and community college campuses to include more colleges and community colleges in addition to its existing community colleges, the New York Times reported Friday.
The State Higher Education Administration (SHEA) said the expansion is intended to help more students complete degrees at community colleges and improve the overall quality of education available to New York City’s students.
Students enrolled in the community college network will be able to take courses at up to 15 colleges and six community colleges at a time.
Shannon Ewing, a senior research associate at SHEA, said in a statement that the expansion will allow students to take more credits toward their college degree and will increase the number of community colleges offering bachelor’s degrees.
The expanded network will help make it easier for students to earn a degree, said Ewing.
The expansion also aims to give students more opportunities to learn more about their campus, Ewing added.
“With the expansion of community higher education, students will be eligible to complete their bachelor’s degree or associate’s degree at more community colleges,” she said.
Students interested in attending community colleges or participating in community college internships can apply for a one-time fee waiver through the State Department of Education website.
Students will be allowed to take community college courses on the following dates:August 15, 2019September 12, 2019November 3, 2019December 6, 2019January 13, 2020March 18, 2020April 10, 2020June 17, 2020July 22, 2020August 29, 2020September 30, 2020October 1, 2020November 3 to December 11, 2020January 5 to December 13, 2021March 16 to April 13, 2022June 22 to August 12, 2022September 19 to November 16, 2022October 20 to November 17, 2022December 19 to December 20, 2022