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500 West 56th Street
Room 100W
New York, NY 10019
Main Office: 212.484.1130
sasp@jjay.cuny.edu

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In Students' Words

"I got to have less stress over the fall semester and more time to complete my homework and excel in other classes."

"This course allowed me to learn how to write a good college essay. I was able to make friends and know my way around school before fall started."

"I felt that the time I had with the professor over the summer was extremely helpful."


What is Early Start?
Early Start (ES) courses give new students a head start on their classes and an opportunity to meet faculty, staff, and other students before the fall semester starts.

The Early Start Math Program is a great way to complete your general education math requirement. You will complete most of the course work in the summer. In the fall, you will meet with your professor to complete your final project. In the fall, you can take a lighter course load and concentrate on your other classes. All courses and credits will appear as part of your fall schedule and will be included in your fall tuition bill—including the summer course. If you receive financial aid, it will be covered. It is a great way to complete your English 101 and introductory Math requirements. This unique program pairs a summer Math course with a fall English course or alternatively, a summer English course with a fall Math course. Summer classes meet Monday through Thursday from July 7 to August 7, 9:30am to 1:30pm.

The Early Start English Program is a great way to complete your first-semester English requirement and develop the skills in reading, writing, and research that you will need to succeed in college. You will complete most of the course work in the summer. In the fall, you will meet with your professor to turn in your final assignment. In the fall, you can take a lighter course load and concentrate on your other classes. All courses and credits will appear as part of your fall schedule and will be included in your fall tuition bill—including the summer course. If you receive financial aid, it will be covered. Summer classes meet Monday through Thursday from July 7 to August 7, 9:30am to 1:30pm.

Why take Early Start courses?
concentrate on one course at a time
enjoy a smaller class size
meet people and get connected
 receive more support from your instructor
lighten your fall course load or get more credits
stay on track for graduation 

How do I sign up?
You will receive an invitation in the mail to participate in the Early Start program for which you qualify. Use the sign-up link in the invitation to submit your online application. We will email you within a week to confirm your registration.

If you have questions or want help deciding if this opportunity is right for you, contact us at sasp@jjay.cuny.edu.