Marymount Manhattan

Jump Start


Jump Start is an excellent opportunity to launch your college success! Jump Start offers an academically challenging, intensive three-week program of college coursework and activities; first-year students earn credits, meet friends, explore cultural offerings of New York City and connect with the Marymount community.  Jump Start welcomes commuter students!  Check out our commuter video to your right and see the benefits:

Please note: Spaces are filled on a rolling basis. This program is offered for freshmen entering the fall semester only.

This program runs from August 3 to 24

WHEN IS JUMP START?

August 3 - 24 2014


WHAT HAPPENS IN JUMP START?

Jump Start enables students to transition into their first semester at Marymount Manhattan with confidence and focus.


HOW DO I SIGN UP FOR JUMP START?

imageComplete and return the application below as soon as possible as places are filled on a rolling basis.
 

HOW MUCH DOES JUMP START COST?

  • Residential Students - $4,169 
  • Commuter Students - $3,119 
  • Meal Estimate - $35 per day (Dining Dollars are accepted)


DOES JUMP START REQUIRE A DEPOSIT?

No, the $200 tuition deposit required in Step 1 reserves your place in the Jump Start program as well.


JUMP START PROGRAM COURSES

Students earn 4 credits which satisfy core requirements of their degree. All Jump Starters will take FYM and a 3 credit course. The coursework is intensive and students can expect a daily schedule from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Courses for Jump Start are subject to change.

Course name Credits Course Description
Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits

This course will introduce students to the world of language; it is designed to familiarize students with linguistics terminology and concepts and with the techniques for analyzing language. Students will explore main components of language -phonetics and phonology,morphology, semantics and syntax.

Find out where new words come from; why New Yorkers sound so different; how babies learn to talk; and what you know when you know your own language.

First Year Mentoring 1 Credit

This course assists incoming students in making a successful transition into the intellectual community of Marymount Manhattan College (MMC).

Students will learn about the curriculum of MMC and are oriented to it’s diverse campus and learning environment.

The Literary Imagination 3 Credits

This course explores how authors exercise their imagination to communicate their ideas in various literary genres, including poetry, drama, and fiction.

Faculty will incorporate film, museum visits and other extracurricular activities to enhance your learning experience.


CITYWIDE EXPLORATION

Additionally, Jump Start exposes students to cultural offerings of the Big Apple, including a Broadway Show!


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should attend?


    Interested first-year students should attend Jump Start.

  • Why Should I Attend?


    Jump Start will help you transition smoothly into the college community of Marymount Manhattan and New York City. You’ll gain an advantage by experiencing the campus, becoming familiar with academic support services and engaging in credit-earning courses.

  • Will Jump Start credits count towards my degree?


    Yes! Any courses offered through Jump Start will fulfill core requirements for all majors.

  • What is a daily schedule like?


    You will participate in classes and co-curricular activities, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Evenings are free for you to study and complete class assignments. The evening/weekend activities are optional; it is completely up to the student whether they would like to attend these activities or explore the city on their own.

  • Who are the Jump Start peer mentors?


    The peer mentors are Marymount students who are familiar with the campus and metropolitan area and are available to support you both academically and socially. They’ll understand very well the challenges you’re facing and can address your concerns from a place of experience.

  • Can I use my meal plan during Jump Start?


    Yes! Students are permitted to begin using their Fall 2014 Dining Dollars, which can be used at designated eating areas. It is estimated that meals will average around 35 dollars per day.

  • Am I able to add/drop a class once Jump Start begins?

    August 4 is the last day to drop a course without a grade, August 7 is the last day to withdraw with a “W” grade, and August 11 is the last day to withdraw from Jump Start with a “WF” grade.

  • What will the check-in process be like?


    On August 3, check-in will take place from 1pm-3pm at the 55th Street Residence Hall.

  • Will I be allowed to remain in the residence hall until the start of the fall semester?


    Yes, students wishing to have summer and fall housing will stay in the same room and retain the roommates they had during Jump Start. Please note: Due to the early arrival of Jump Start students, your roommates for the whole year will be other students in the Jump Start program, and it is likely you will be in a six or seven-person apartment, regardless of your housing deposit date. Participation in Jump Start also means Substance Free housing is not an option for you.

  • What if I am having trouble with my Jump Start application?


    If you are experiencing any trouble completing the Jump Start application, please contact the Center for Academic Advancement (CAA) at 212-774-4820.

  • What should I bring to Jump Start?


    Bring with you all of the belongings you will need for the fall semester. Before the program begins; Residence Life will suggest a list of items to bring.

  • Can I arrive late or leave Jump Start early?


    Late registration takes place on Monday August 4. Students will forfeit any program cost refund and early departure may result in grade failure.

  • Am I able to work during Jump Start?


    Jump Start is such an intense program that students are not encouraged to work while participating in the program.

  • Are my weekends my own?


    Students are free to explore the city on their own but please be aware of the scheduled weekend activities such as a Broadway show, for example.


MORE QUESTIONS?

Please contact The Center for Academic Advancement, 212-774-4820 or email us at JumpStart@mmm.edu

  

Jump Start Application