We are very excited to announce the Pathways to Success initiative, which is scheduled to begin in January 2022.

Metropolitan College of New York is here to help students that want to earn a college degree but haven’t received their high school diploma or equivalency. Earn your associates degree in two years or your bachelor’s degree in fewer than four years. This program is our way of saying, “This is your time!” Do something for yourself. Show that it’s never too late to make a change.

If the thought of going back to school has you feeling nervous don’t be. We’ll help you figure it all out.  As a student, you will have access to personal academic tutoring, help with technology, and find it easy to create meaningful connections with faculty and students. 

Remember, your time is now!. We hope you take advantage of this opportunity. 

About Pathways to Success

The Pathways to Success program at Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY) offers adults 19 years of age or older the opportunity to earn their High School equivalency diploma while earning college credits that lead to a college degree.

  • In less than four years you can graduate with a Bachelor’s

  • In two-years you can graduate with your Associate’s

  • In one year meet the standard for your high school equivalency (no TASC necessary)

By the End of Your First Year – Earn Your High School Equivalency

Semester 1

6 college credits

Semester 2

6 college credits

Semester 3

9 college credits

By the End of Your Second Year – Earn Your Associate’s

Semester 4

12 college credits

Semester 5

12 college credits

Semester 6

12 college credits

In 5 More Semesters – Earn Your Bachelor’s

Semester 7

12 college credits

Semester 8

12 college credits

Semester 9

12 college credits

Semester 10

12 college credits

Semester 11

12 college credits

Academic Schedule

Students can chose on of the two schedules we offer, Tuesday/Thursday (twice a week) or Saturday. Please see below:

Semester 1


ENG CC 110: Critical Thinking, BHV1 6-7:50

MTH 121 SKI: Basic Math, BHV1 8-9:50


ENG CC 110: Critical Thinking, BHW1 11-12:50

MTH 124 SKI: Basic Math, BHW1 1:30-3:20

Semester 2


ETH CC 120: Contemporary Values, BHV1 6-7:50

SPE CC 160: Public Speaking, BHV1 8-9:50

BIO CC 180: Human Biology, BHV1 6-7:50


ETH CC 120: Contemporary Values, BHW1 9-10:50

SPE CC 160: Public Speaking, BHW1 11-12:50

BIO CC 180: Human Biology, BHW1 1:30-3:20

Semester 3


GOV CC 150: American Government, BHV1 6-7:50

ART CC 170: Empowerment through the Arts, BHV1 8-9:50

PSC CC 140: Political & Economic Philosophies, BHV1 6-7:50

GOV CC 150: American Government, BHW1 9-10:50

ART CC 170: Empowerment through the Arts, BHW1 11-12:50

PSC CC 140: Political & Economic Philosophies, BHW1 1:30-3:20

We Support You

Student Support Services: Overview

Students participating in the Pathways to Success program will need supportive services that go above and beyond those generally provided to college students to ensure completion. These supportive services are described as follows:

Case Management

The Case Management team will:

  • provide weekly check-ins with students
  • conduct monthly interviews with students to assess academic progress, financial status, health status, childcare needs and other relevant personal and/or family issues
  • monitor attendance and academic performance, and intervene on those that appear to be in danger
  • act as a liaison with other College departments on behalf of the student
  • promoting and encouraging continued education of the student (preferably MCNY)

Personal Academic Support

The MCNY Library, Learning Enhancement Center and Mentor program will also participate in the servicing of the Pathways to Success students by implementing personal academic support.

Students will receive robust, holistic, individual support from their Personal Academic Support Team. Focused on fostering ongoing relationships as well as building skills and providing immediate support, this team of professional tutors and librarians and peer-mentors will engage the students with weekly meetings and provide workshops, programing, and other supplemental resources.

Internship & Job Placement Assistance

The Office of Career Development provides a variety of services for students to help them identify their interests and values and strengthen their candidacy for internships and jobs opportunities.

Benefits of Pathways to Success

Pathways to Success

This program at MCNY will:

  • offer small classes with a high level of support

  • help you make important connections with classmates, faculty and staff

  • help you access job opportunities by earning your degree


In order to be eligible to apply for Pathways to Success, you must:

  • have not yet earned your a high school diploma or equivalency

  • be at least 19 years old

  • have New York State-issued identification


We cover the cost for your first year (a total of 24 credits), which significantly reduces the cost of your associates and bachelor’s degree.

After your first year, our financial aid office offers numerous scholarships and grants to deserving students. In fact, 90% of MCNY students receive some type of financial assistance. Financial aid counselors will assist you in finding financing options to meet your specific needs.