CUNY LINCT (Lessons in Navigating College Transition) to Success (formerly At Home in College) is a comprehensive, school-based program designed to support student, teachers, and counselors in NYC public schools.
LINCT Program Description
The program goals include:
- Supporting the deeper development of academic literacy and math skills so that eligible high school seniors can begin college better prepared for college-level coursework; and
- Providing resources for teachers and counselors to help these students navigate the college research, application, and matriculation process better prepared for persistence and success.
CUNY LINCT continues to work with students who matriculate at a CUNY community college through our partnership with CUNY Strive for Success.
LINCT Program Benefits
High schools and their seniors enrolled in the program receive:
- Testing at least twice per year: LINCT will provide schools with score reports and CUNY application reports during the winter and spring.
- LINCT Scholarships: All LINCT enrolled students will receive a waiver of the $65 CUNY application fee
- Creative Arts Team Workshops: Schools receive up to two campus visits and workshops with the Creative Arts Team, CUNY’s educational outreach program that uses educational theatre to help students develop critical thinking and social/emotional skills around a variety of topics including college and career readiness, financial literacy, conflict resolution, identity, and health and wellness.
- Bridge to College: All graduating seniors (irrespective of LINCT participation) receive support in the summer following graduation from Bridge to College Coaches—current college students—who are supervised by school-based Hub Supervisors and College Advocates to assist graduated seniors with the completion of their college matriculation and transition process and the completion of their financial aid acceptance process.
- College Leadership Employment Opportunities: LINCT provides college participants several leadership training opportunities in the form of internships:
- LINCT Ambassadors: First-year CUNY students return to their high school in the fall and spring to lead a workshop for the next cohort of LINCT participants.
- Student Success Leaders: Trained in a youth development model, these community college sophomores provide near-peer support for first-year students.
- Bridge to College Coaches: These college students support high-school seniors in the summer following their graduation with weekly check-ins to ensure that they receive the support that they need to successfully transition to college. Coaches provide guidance around developing a college identity as well as assist in ensuring that incoming freshman have completed the paperwork around financial aid and college matriculation.
- CUNY Internship Program: LINCT is working with the CUNY Internship program division to provide LINCT students the training and opportunity to apply to highly coveted part-time job opportunities with our partner city agencies in 311, HRA, and the DOE. Interested applicants will receive leadership and college and career success training before they apply for these positions.
- Curriculum and Student Workbooks: CUNY will provide instructional manuals in ELA, mathematics, and college and career success, as well as student workbooks in these subjects for all participants.
- Strive for Success partner Campus Coordinator: All LINCT participants who matriculate at one of seven CUNY colleges (Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, New York City College of Technology, or Queensborough Community College) are eligible for support from a Strive for Success Campus Coordinator (a college staff member) and peer mentors (Student Success Leaders).