Fall Registration 2016: Better Late Than Never
The path to college admissions for high school seniors can be as varied as the students themselves. Often students don’t make the decision to attend an undergraduate program until after traditional commitment deadlines are past. These late enrollers may be unhappy with current acceptances, have taken the time to save for tuition, or have used the summer to improve a GPA. The good news is that it is not too late for potential undergrads to register for Fall 2016 classes.
Institutions like Touro College’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) offer rolling admissions throughout the year so that students can apply at the time that’s right for them. Whether it’s for a high school student preparing to graduate, a transfer from another institution, an international student, or someone looking to change or advance their career, NYSCAS offers accredited associate and bachelor degree programs at locations across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Their admissions process is straightforward, tuition is extremely competitive, and they connect students to the right financial resources to afford a high-quality college education.
BMCC (Borough of Manhattan Community) of The City University of New York (in downtown Manhattan), is another great choice for taking control of your future this fall. As one of the 24 colleges within The City University of New York, BMCC share’s CUNY’s mission to preserve academic excellence and extend higher educational opportunities to a diverse urban population.
Ranked #4 among community colleges nationwide—according to data from the U.S. Department of Education—BMCC provides more than 40 associate degree programs including Business Administration, Communication Studies, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Science, Accounting, Teacher Education, Allied Health, Computer Science and more. That list has grown in response to industry trends and student goals. In the last year alone, BMCC students have been able to choose new majors such as Sociology, Modern Languages, Animation and Motion Graphics, History, Gerontology, Psychology and Science for Health Professionals. BMCC graduates are well prepared to continue their higher education at a four-year college within CUNY or beyond. They can also build on the internships and clinical rotations they completed at BMCC, and move right into their careers.
Whatever their next step, BMCC graduates do not carry the crushing debt that weighs on their peers at other colleges. Nearly nine out of ten graduates earn their degree, debt free. BMCC’s affordability is assured by the CUNY Safety Net—low tuition, federal and state aid, and federal tax credits easing the burden on the middle class. BMCC is committed to providing a high-quality education at a remarkable savings.
This “never-too-late” mantra is also one that applies to graduate students who are looking to advance their careers through continuing education. In this case, higher education often translates into a “hire” education. And while there is no guarantee that an advanced degree will guarantee a better or higher-paying job, there are a few areas of study that are expected to grow in demand and pay scale over the next five years.
Whether conducted in the classroom or online, some of the hottest graduate courses we’re seeing are in STEM programs—that being Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Study in any of the STEM areas is considered to be important in keeping America competitive in a global marketplace. The United States must produce workers proficient in these fields to stay at the cutting edge of science and technology throughout the 21st century. The U.S. Department of Education shows projected STEM job increases from 2010 to 2020 at an all-time high, and The National Science Foundation estimates that 80% of the jobs available during the next decade will require math and science skills. These statistics mirror predictions by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that fifteen of the twenty fastest growing fields will require significant math and science preparation.
An Advanced Degree Opens a World of Possibilities
A generation or two ago in America, a Bachelor’s degree was sufficient to qualify a graduate for positions in many lines of work. Nowadays, the scenario has changed significantly. Competition in the modern job market is fierce and, in most professional fields, typically a Master’s-level or other advanced degree (or other credential) is needed to open doors that a Bachelor’s degree once did.
So, it’s not too early to be thinking about graduate school—even if you are just beginning your undergraduate studies. Touro College’s New York School of Career and Applied Studies (NYSCAS) provides the support students need from the moment they enroll to the day they graduate:
- Individual tutoring in virtually every subject
- Online 24/7 assistance
- Personal counseling in areas such as academics, financial aid, and program planning
- Instructors who are eager to meet before and after class for additional assistance with coursework
When you consider graduate school or professional study, the Touro College and University system offers an impressive array of schools and programs:
Medical and Health Sciences
Touro’s College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, New York Medical College in Westchester, or College of Pharmacy in Harlem, offer specialized programs. The School of Health Sciences, with campuses in Manhattan and Long Island, offers programs in Nursing, Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy.
Touro’s Graduate School Education is one of the largest in New York State.
The Graduate School of Social Work offers one of the most respected MSW programs in the nation. The Graduate School of Psychology trains practitioners to work in numerous settings.
Business and Technology
Touro’s Graduate School of Business offers a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) program with sub specializations, and Master’s of Science programs in Accounting, Human Resources Management, and International Business Finance. The Graduate School of Technology offers Master’s of Science degrees in Information Systems and Instructional Technology, as well as a Master’s of Arts degree in Web and Multimedia Design.
For more information on BMCC or NYSCAS, please visit their websites at