College Prep Begins on Monday, October 2, 2023!
College Prep is a FREE seven-week program for new and returning college students.
- REGISTER NOW and come to the College Prep Orientation and Welcome event on Friday, September 29th before classes begin.
- Reading/Writing/Math/Computer Skills and more!
- Classes are held Monday -Thursday Mornings: 10 am-12 pm at the TC3 Extension Center on the Ithaca Commons Room 501.
- Requirements: HS Diploma or GED and a strong interest in pursuing college.
- Students who successfully complete College Prep will receive a Chromebook.
College Initiative Upstate (CIU) is a learning community of students, educators, and volunteers who are working together to build pathways to and through college for people who are court-involved or formerly incarcerated, people in a stable place in their recovery, or low-income (including housing choice voucher recipients). CIU’s model provides the resources for college preparation, college enrollment, and community leadership – all free of charge. The only requirements are a high school diploma or equivalency, residency in Tompkins County, and a strong desire to continue their educational goals. By effectively addressing the individual and structural barriers to higher education, including the gap in preparation for college, CIU offers a life-changing path for non-traditional students experiencing issues related to legal involvement, poverty, and recovery.
CIU's office is located at the TC3 Extension Center, Room 501
Above the M&T Bank Building on the Ithaca Commons
Office Hours at TC3 Extension: M - Thurs. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Meet the CIU Staff
Sherron Brown: firstname.lastname@example.org, (607) 351-3201
Benay Rubenstein: email@example.com, (607) 351-5028