NYU PEP admits new students each year and offers a minimum of 12 courses per year at the prison. All courses are taught in person and in classrooms that are equipped with desks, white boards, and audiovisual technology. NYU PEP provides students with course materials and has a computer lab at the facility with printers and a reference library.
In addition to credit-bearing courses, students participate in non-credit professional workshops and tutoring offered by volunteers each semester. Workshops are developed in collaboration with the NYU PEP student committee.