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HIGHER EDUCATION SECTION Queensborough Academies now help all students

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Posted: Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 11:47 am, Thu Oct 31, 2013.

Queensborough Community College is proud to announce the launch of the Queensborough Academies, a major academic initiative with the mission of increasing retention and graduation rates by facilitating undergraduate education.

The initiative is built on the acclaimed Freshman Academies, a program for full-time, first-time freshmen that supports students with their degree completion the first year, up to 30 credits. The program’s promising data on student retention and performance resulted in the decision to expand the Queensborough Academies for all full-time students for their entire academic career at the Bayside school.

The program matches every full-time student to an adviser based on area of study in one of Queensborough’s five Academies: Business; Liberal Arts; Health Related Sciences; Visual and Performing Arts; and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. New software will act as an early alert tool to help advisers intervene when students face challenges in their studies.

A Queensborough Academies website, qcc.cuny.edu/academies, provides current and prospective students with information on curriculum, transfer agreements and potential careers. The school can be reached at (718) 631-6262.

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