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 the fall. As an Early Start student, you will earn credit for a Math or English general education requirement while you familiarize yourself with college coursework and resources at John Jay.

The Early Start ADVANTAGE

  • Pay no out-of-pocket costs towards tuition and course materials for your Early Start summer course!
  • Focus on one course at a time.
  • Enjoy a smaller class size and extra support.
  • Make friends who will also be in your fall classes.
  • Connect with your dedicated peer success coach, tutor, and academic advisor.
  • Feel fully prepared to tackle college coursework in the fall.

When are Early Start classes offered?
Early Start summer classes meet in-person Monday through Thursday, July 18 to August 18, 9:30am−1:30pm.    

What can I expect?
Your Early Start experience includes class time, activities to prepare you for college success, and assignments to complete on your own. Expect to spend at least four hours a day on campus but set aside additional time to complete assignments. Don’t worry, you’ll receive guidance every step of the way!

How do I sign up?
Summer 2022 Application is now open

Submit your Early Start Application by June 21 (takes less than 5 minutes to complete)! Seats are limited and filled on a first come, first served basis. 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 
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