Early Start Program

Early Start Program

Early Start Program

Early Start gives you the opportunity to take one college course over the summer and meet faculty, staff, and other students before September. As an Early Start student, you will earn credit for a Math or English course that fulfills graduation requirements while you get familiar with college coursework and resources at John Jay.

The Early Start ADVANTAGE

  • Concentrate on one course during the summer
  • Enjoy a smaller class size and extra support
  • Meet friends who will be in your fall classes and get connected to John Jay
  • Connect with your peer success coach and academic advisor
  • Feel fully prepared to tackle college coursework in the fall
  • Pay no out-of-pocket costs towards tuition and receive free materials for your Early Start summer course! Tuition will be covered using a combination of your summer financial aid and the Early Start Program.

When are Early Start classes offered?
Early Start summer classes meet virtually Monday through Thursday, July 19 to August 19, 9:30am−1:30pm. 

What is my time commitment?
Plan to spend about four hours a day on the Early Start  experience—meeting online as a class and completing activities on your own. Don’t worry, you’ll receive guidance every step of the way!

How do I sign up?
Summer 2021 Application is now open. Apply here by June 30. We will email you within a week to confirm your registration. It’s that easy! For questions or help deciding if this opportunity is right for you, please contact firstyearprograms@jjay.cuny.edu.

Early Start English
Early Start Math
Early Start Math STEM