The Academic Student Achievement Program (ASAP), formerly known as Farmingdale First, is a TRIO-Student Support Services program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. We serve students who are first-generation (students whose parents have not completed a Bachelor degree), students who are low income, and students with disabilities. We provide the support you need to stay in school, finish your degree, and if desired, pursue graduate study. ASAP is a selective program limited to 180 FSC students per year. We seek eligible students who are ready and willing to participate actively in our program to enhance their chances for college success.
Why join the Academic Student Achievement Program?
Research shows that students who make strong, meaningful connections with faculty, staff, and other students early in their college careers tend to have higher rates of degree completion than those who do not. The staff at ASAP understands the research, and because of this understanding, we have a two-week Summer Bridge Program to assist with the transition of being a high school senior to a college freshman. We also understand the challenges of being the first in the family to go to college, while trying to manage finances, and trying to work through disabilities. We use our experience and expertise to help you achieve at your highest potential, while navigating the challenging terrain of college life.
The free services we provide include:
Who are we looking for?
We seek first-generation, low-income, and/or students with disabilities who are serious about college success and can truly benefit from our program’s offerings. We want students who are willing to put in the hard work required to achieve their dreams and grow as leaders to those following in their footsteps.
First, fill out the ASAP application online. We will review your application and invite selected students for in-person interviews. You will be notified of our decision within 10 working days.