ASAP Program at Herkimer College

Advancing Success in Associate Pathways (ASAP) is an opportunity program that helps motivated students successfully complete their degree within three years. ASAP provides academic and financial support to eligible students accepted into the program.


Student Benefits

ASAP students will receive additional academic and financial support as follows:

Academic Support:

  • Regular meetings with an ASAP program advisement specialist
  • Tutoring support
  • ASAP special events
  • Career development workshops

Financial Support:

  • Cost of attendance award after financial aid has been applied
  • Stipend for Textbooks and Materials
  • Transportation assistance

Eligibility Criteria

New, transfer, returning, and continuing students who meet the criteria below are eligible to apply for the ASAP program for the Spring 2024 semester. 

  • Must be eligible for in-state tuition
  • Must apply for both federal (FAFSA) and state (TAP) financial aid*
  • Must enroll full-time (12 or more credit hours) each semester
  • Must enroll for on-campus classes (some online courses allowed)
  • Must enroll in one of the degree programs at Herkimer College. All programs are accepted except for Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA).

ASAP Student Responsibilities

To continue your enrollment in the program, ASAP students must:

  • maintain full-time status throughout the entire semester (12 or more credit hours) for each semester
  • complete at least one summer or winter course each year
  • apply for federal and state financial aid each year (or submit an Affidavit of Tuition Payment form)*

*U.S. citizens and permanent residents must apply for both federal (FAFSA) and state (TAP) financial aid each year. Students who are not eligible to file for FAFSA or TAP (or choose not to file) are required to submit an Affidavit of Tuition Payment form.

The Herkimer 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)