“One of the best things about Jump Start for me was that it made the transition into my first semester of college much smoother than I thought it would be. I had a few weeks to learn how to get around the campus and find useful resources before I actually needed to use them, and by the time I needed to use them for classes, I was good to go. Besides making my first semester easy, I had a head start on
college credits, which allowed me to take one less class during the fall semester while still being on track. Overall, I enjoyed my experience because of the new friends I made and the crazy stories I will have to tell for the rest of my life.” —Olga K.
“Jumpstart helped me build confidence for entering my college career as well as showed me the type of effort necessary for success.” —Brooke J.
“For someone who is a transplant to New York City, the Jump Start program was a complete success for our daughter. She learned about the City, the public transportation system, and the history of the City. It also made her feel more comfortable in getting to know some of her classmates prior to the fall semester. It was helpful to be set up in the dorms early as she had to settle into her routine before the semester started. I would highly recommend the Jump Start program to any parent as it was a worthwhile experience for our daughter.” —Clifton G.
Frequently Asked Questions
The 2023 City Edge Jump Start program will be held August 4 – August 24. Check-in will be on Thursday, August 3.
This year, students earn 3 credits and fulfill the New York City Seminar requirement for their degree! The program also includes a wide variety of cultural and distinctive city excursions, as well as shows!
New Yawk Tawk: Take a linguistic journey through New York City! You’ll sample language behavior in a city where over 600 languages are spoken. Explore how a person’s accent, grammar, and conversational style intersect with their cultural identity, including ethnicity, gender, and generational membership. Class discussion, writing, and associated readings will illustrate a city and its diverse people embracing distinct voices and identities.
Residential Students -
NOTE: Jump Start housing is ONLY open to incoming students who will live in the 55th Street Residence Hall in Fall 2023.
Commuter Students -
Meal EstimateAll incoming Marymount Manhattan residential students will have a meal plan, a declining balance card, and students may add more money to their card throughout the course of the program.
Evening and weekend meals are not included in the meal plan. Grocery stores and restaurants are located near the 55th Street residence hall. The estimated budget for additional meals, transportation, and other personal costs is approximately $300. This budget will vary depending on the student’s individual needs.
Metrocards are not included.
*Jump Start tuition based on the lower summer tuition rate.
You’ll receive more information about Jump Start upon your acceptance to MMC. Apply if you’re interested in the program!
Spaces are filled on a rolling basis. This program is offered for students entering their first fall semester at MMC.
Interested first-year students should attend Jump Start.
Jump Start will help you transition smoothly into the community of Marymount Manhattan College and New York City. You’ll gain an advantage by experiencing the campus, becoming familiar with academic support services, and engaging in a credit-earning course.
Yes! Any courses offered through Jump Start will fulfill core requirements for all majors.
You will participate in class and co-curricular activities Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Evenings are free for you to study and complete class assignments. The evening/weekend activities are optional; it is completely up to you whether you would like to attend evening/weekend activities or explore the city on your own.
The peer mentors are MMC students who are familiar with the campus and metropolitan area and are available to support you both academically and socially. They understand very well what it’s like to be entering college and can address your questions from a place of experience.
Yes! You are permitted to begin using your Fall Semester Dining Dollars, which can be used at designated eating areas. It is estimated that meals will average around 35 dollars per day.
August 7 is the last day to drop a course without a grade. Jump Start 2023 “W” period begins on August 12. As of August 15, Jump Start 2023 withdrawal results in “WF” grade. August 18 is the last day to withdraw from Jump Start with a “WF” grade.
On August 3, check-in will take place in the afternoon from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the 55th Street Residence Hall.
Yes, if you wish to have summer and fall housing, you will stay in the same room and retain the roommates you had during 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.
Late registration takes place on Friday, August 4. After August 4, students will forfeit any program cost refund. Early program departure may result in grade failure.
Jump Start is an intense program, so we do not encourage you to work while participating.
You are free to explore the city on your own but please be aware of the scheduled weekend activities.