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 mentor, academic advisor and career specialist
  • Feel fully prepared to tackle college coursework in the fall
  • Cover the cost of Early Start class with your financial aid or fall tuition payment: No Extra Charges!

When are Early Start classes offered?
Early Start summer classes meet virtually Monday through Thursday, July 13 to August 13, 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 does it work?
You will complete most of your coursework this summer and earn 3 credits in the fall. 

How do I sign up?
Submit an online application here. 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 earlystart@jjay.cuny.edu.