Lessons in Navigating College Transitions (LINCT) is a college access program whose primary goal is to reduce traditional barriers to enrollment at CUNY by ensuring that students who graduate from NYC public high schools enter college academically eligible to take and succeed in credit-bearing courses. Previously known as At Home in College, the program is supported by New York City’s Office of the Mayor.  During the 2017-2018 school year, roughly 3000 students in 80 high schools are enrolled in one or more credit-bearing LINCT courses, and we plan to expand to 100+ schools in the fall.

LINCT features year-long ELA and Math courses, taught by NYCDOE teachers. Courses are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and are offered in students’ high schools as part of students’ regular school day and course sequence. The curricula, developed and supported by CUNY’s LINCT instructional team, engage students in high-interest content. In ELA, students develop academic literacy skills through topics in introductory psychology and sociology, while in Math, they focus on non-routine problem-solving, proportional reasoning, and core topics in Algebra and Statistics. The courses prepare students for college placement exams and a range of college and career readiness and life skills. As part of our unique model, the LINCT team at CUNY provides intensive (and highly popular!) cohort-based professional development to DOE teachers throughout the school year.