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Challenge to Achievement at Pace Program

NYC Campus

Please note: The CAP Program suspended operation after the Summer 2020.

The CAP Program utilizes a holistic approach to foster academic success. Students in the CAP Program begin their course of study at Pace University, as do all freshmen, by taking courses that fulfill core requirements. These include English and Math, UNV 101, a Learning Community, and a variety of other courses that satisfy area requirements of the core. In addition, the Program offers a number of special features that distinguish it from other first-year programs.

  • Smaller classes that allow professors to give individualized attention
  • Extra class time to build foundational skills
  • An Academic Advisor who will guide students through their first year
  • A Peer Leader who will support students by sharing his/her experience
  • Intensive advising

A student’s relationship with his/her CAP Advisor will be the cornerstone of the CAP year. Advisors will guide students through course registration, monitor their academic progress, discuss major and career options, and counsel them on the use of appropriate resources. Advisors meet with students weekly in UNV 101 and are also available for individual advising sessions. Advisors maintain an open-door policy to encourage students to ask questions, share concerns, and get advice. Please see below for contact information.

University 101 (UNV 101)

Once a week in their first semester, students attend a UNV 101 course taught by their Advisor. In the course, students develop college success skills, including time management, test preparation, and organizational skills. They are also formally introduced to the University’s Learning Center, Writing Center, and other resources, including the Library, Counseling Center, and Career Services. Peer Leaders (sophomores, juniors, or seniors who have successfully completed the CAP Program) assist the Advisor in teaching the course by talking with students about keys to their success.

Newly Accepted CAP-NYC Students

Current CAP-NYC Students

Contact Us

If you have questions about Pace's CAP Program, which suspended operation after the Summer 2020, please call (212) 346-1997.