Academic Programs for First-Year Students

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Student Academic
Success Programs
500 West 56th Street
Room 100W
New York, NY 10019
Main Office: 212.484.1130

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John Jay offers a variety of programs designed to give you the academic skills and experiences needed to succeed in your first year. In different ways, each of these programs helps make your first semester intellectually stimulating, engaging, and enjoyable. You will make friends, connect with your professors and learn to use the college resources available to you.

In preparation for your Advisement and Registration session, learn what each program has to offer and form an idea about which courses you'd like to take in your first semester. On your registration day, an academic advisor will help you choose the courses that best fit your interests and needs.    

First Year Seminars

First Year Learning Communities 

Interdisciplinary Studies Program