Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

College Preparatory Initiative (CPI)

The College Preparatory Initiative (CPI), a collaborative effort between The City University of New York and the New York City Board of Education, was designed to strengthen the academic preparation of high school students. This requirement for all students entering CUNY colleges is 16 units. See section on Degree Requirements for complete details.

High school students should consult with guidance counselors to ascertain which courses meet the CPI requirements. GED students will receive units in English and mathematics based on their test scores. Students who have not completed the CPI requirements prior to enrolling in the University will be required to demonstrate skills and knowledge in the discipline areas in which they lack preparation. In most cases, this will be accomplished by taking college courses in designated academic areas. No student will be eligible for graduation from CSI until all CPI requirements are satisfied.