Search Tips

Welcome to the Age-friendly NYC College Link Search Tips page!  We hope that this page will provide you with information about how to access the school offerings you're looking for in the database; however, please feel free to contact us if you have inquiries or comments.


How to Search

Step 1: Select one or more categories of interest (yellow boxes) on the home page.  Then, select the blue "Click here when you are finished" button in the bottom right corner of the page to view your search results.

Results page will display school names with brief summaries of opportunities for older adults at each school.   

Step 2: Click on a school name to see full profile.  Depending on what each school offers, profiles will include information about degree programs, continuing education, special programs for older adults, distance learning, and access to campus events  activities.  Any special offers for older adults within each section are clearly marked.

Step 3:  Refine your search by filtering your search options (on right-hand side of the screen), or start over by clicking on HOME.  You can narrow the results by asking only for schools in a certain borough or those offering a specific subject or activity. 


Things to keep in mind during your search:

-FREE & DISCOUNT flags signal special offers for older adults and are listed next to the school name on the search results page, as well as in the school profiles next to the section with the special offer.


 --SUBJECT LISTINGS:  You can search for schools that offer popular subjects (e.g., history, literature, computer design) by selecting them under the subject list on the right-hand side of the results page. IF you search for 'foreign languages', for example, your results will include only those schools  that offer foreign languages.  The links in the profile will take you to the school's website where you can then find out which languages are offered.  Please note that this subject list is not exhaustive and that you should always visit a school's website for a complete list of course offerings.

--CAMPUS EVENTS/ACTIVITIES: Many schools offer the public free or discounted access to campus activities and resources.  Most schools also have cafes with restrooms nearby.  You can search for schools that offer specific activities (e.g., lectures, performances, art galleries) by using the filter options on the right-hand side of the results page.

--REGISTRATION:  The school profiles in this database provide a basic overview of offerings. If you are interested in registering for a course, please always visit the school website or telephone the school for more information. 

--DISTANCE LEARNING: Many schools offer online courses.


*If you have additional questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us.