Advancing Success in Associate Pathways (ASAP)





We understand that earning an associate degree may not be easy, but it is well worth it.

To increase the number of students that finish their degree on time, SUNY’s Advancing Success in Associate Pathways (ASAP) program was designed to provide an unparalleled level of support – both inside and outside of the classroom.

This support comes in a variety of important ways, including a cost of attendance award after financial aid has been applied, textbook expenses, comprehensive personalized advisement services, academic support assistance, and career development activities.

Stay on track with ASAP

We’ve got you covered!

ASAP students receive:

      • A dedicated advisor to guide their progress from entry to graduation.
      • A cost of attendance award to be applied to the non-tuition components of the cost of attendance after all other federal and state grant aid has been accepted and applied.
      • Textbook assistance to reduce, or eliminate, the cost of textbooks.
      • Career workshops, career resources and aptitude testing.
      • The opportunity to take classes with fellow ASAP students to foster and build their networks.
      • Funding for student parents in need of childcare

Am I eligible for the ASAP Program?

In order to be eligible, students must:

      • Be enrolled full time in Liberal Arts & Science - General Studies, with a minimum of 12 credits per semester and a minimum 2.0 GPA
      • Be eligible for in-state tuition
      • Complete a FAFSA and NYS TAP application every year, and accept all federal and state grant aid offered
      • Be Pell eligible and receive at least $1 of Pell aid at point of enrollment
      • Not enrolled in EOP
      • Have earned 21 or fewer college credits
      • At least one in-person campus course within full-time course load
      • Not require more than two developmental courses (students must take any required developmental courses immediately upon enrollment until they are college-ready, as determined by campus criteria)
      • Agree to attend ASAP program activities

To learn more and to be a part of this support group, please contact one of our team members:

    • Christina Annesi                                                             
    • Program Director                                                           
    • 716-270-4733 

The SUNY Erie Advancing Success in Associate Pathways (ASAP) Program is part of the SUNY replication of the City University of New York (CUNY) Accelerated Study in Associate Programs (ASAP).