Registration is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 am to 11:00 am (except on holidays). We are accepting applications for winter and spring 2017 programs. Class start dates are listed in the Calendar section. All prospective students must follow the registration process and bring the required documents to register. Visit the Admissions for details. We look forward to helping you succeed.
During the admissions process, all students are tested in Reading comprehension, Math skills and Language skills utilizing the TABE (Test in Basic Adult Education). The results of these tests determine the eligibility of the student to enter his or her desired program. A high school diploma or equivalent is required for college preparation and vocational programs. In some cases, applicants are not ready for the requirements of their chosen program. In order to allow the student an opportunity to meet the requirements, the SUNY Bronx EOC offers several programs to prepare him/her for the chosen program.
High School Equivalency (HSE)
The High School Equivalency program provides academic instruction and test preparation in order to assist students to achieve their NYS high school equivalency diploma. Teacher led instruction is provided in the areas of Writing and Grammar, Math and Reading in the content areas leading to the official NYS Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC™). NYS TASC™ replaced the GED® (General Educational Development) in 2014. Additionally, students are assigned time in the ATTAIN computer lab where they remediate their weak areas and work on test preparation through computer aided instruction.
The HSE program is generally 15 weeks, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. (Subject to change) TABE Scores required are: Reading 8.0 - Math 7.0.
College Preparation (CP)
College Preparation is a program designed to provide effective learning and study techniques for college bound students. It aims to:
- Assist students in increasing their academic ability in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics
- Address the transitional issues first-year college students encounter
- Assist students with enrolling in and completing either a 2-year or 4-year degree program
- Assist students in the college survival process by covering topics such as the college admissions process, financial aid, critical thinking, and career exploration
The College Prep program benefits individuals who:
- Have obtained a high school diploma or high school equivalency diploma, but have yet to complete an educational program at the postsecondary level
- Are the first in their family to attend college
- Are interested in pursuing and excelling in a degree program
Often completing this program reduces or eliminates the need to take non-credit remedial courses in college.
The CP program is generally 12 weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. (Subject to change) TABE Scores required are: Reading 9.0 - Math 7.0.
English as a Second Language (ESL)
The English as a Second Language program offers two instructional levels. Both classes are immersion classes where students work on improving conversation as well as literacy in English. Students eligible for ESL will also have to register with the NYC Department of Education - Adult Learning Division.
The ESL program is generally 12 weeks, Monday through Friday. There are two sessions. Each session is assigned a schedule and a level. The morning schedule is from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and the afternoon schedule is from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. (Subject to change) TABE Scores required are: Level 1 Reading 3.5 | Level 2 Reading 5.1 - 7.5 | Best Plus Test administered by the NYC Department of Education.
Vocational Academic Preparation Lab (VAPL)
The Vocational Academic Preparation Lab is an individualized study program where students can improve their Reading, Writing and Math skills to prepare for a more rigorous vocational or academic program at the SUNY Bronx EOC. Students do not apply directly for the VAPL program, rather, they are referred after intake testing and counseling.
The VAPL program is generally 10-12 weeks, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. (Subject to change)