Verify that you are eligible by completing our application. Students in the Classes of 2020 - 2025 from over 20 NYC high schools are included.Complete Application
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See which courses your college of interest will accept for credit and enroll in courses accordingly; you can take more than one at a time if you would like.Explore Courses
Courses prepare you for CLEP exams accepted for credit at over 2,900 colleges and universities – including SUNY and some CUNY schools. Passing the CLEP exam for each course you take is how you earn the college credit.FAQ
Request a voucher and then register to take CLEP exam(s) at an authorized testing center.Locate A Test Center
Collect your stipend from NYC x Freshman Year for Free for completing a course and taking a CLEP exam. You will earn $50 for taking a course and completing a CLEP exam; you will earn $150 if you complete a course and pass the CLEP exam.Collect Your Stipend
Modern States will pay your CLEP exam fee.
“You can take your entire freshman year, tuition free!”
This program is made possible by grants from The Carnegie Foundation and The Heckscher Foundation for Children.
We thank them for their generous support.