Doubling Graduation Rates: Three-Year Effects of CUNY’s Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP) for Developmental Education Students

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Susan Scrivener, Michael J. Weiss, Alyssa Ratledge, Timothy Rudd, Colleen Sommo, & Hannah Fresques This report discusses a program that made a big difference for students and increased graduation rates: Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP), operated by the City University of New York (CUNY), one of the nation’s largest public urban university systems. ASAP is a comprehensive and long-term program designed to help more students graduate and help them graduate more quickly. The report also offers an an external evaluation and implications of the ASAP program in a random assignment evaluation by MDRC.