Jump Start


Jump Start is an excellent opportunity to launch your college career! Jump Start offers an academically challenging, intensive three-week program of college coursework and activities; first-year students earn credits, meet friends, explore New York City and connect with the Marymount community.  Jump Start welcomes commuter students!  

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



August 6, 2017 to August 26, 2017 



  • Residential Students - $4,730 
  • Commuter Students - $3,530
  • Meal Estimate - $35 per day (Dining Dollars are accepted)

Metrocards are not included.



Complete and return an application as soon as possible, as places are filled on a rolling basis.

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 2017 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 7 is the last day to drop a course without a grade.  Jump Start 2017 “W” period begins on August 8.  August 10 is the last day to withdraw with a “W” grade.  As of August 14, Jump Start 2017 withdrawal results in “WF’ grade.  August 17 is the last day to withdraw from Jump Start with a “WF” grade.

  • What will the check-in process be like?

    On August 6, check-in will take place in the afternoon 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. For the 2017 program, all Jump Start participants are guaranteed residency in four person suites.  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 Support and Tutoring (CAST) 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 7.  After August 7, students will forfeit any program cost refund. Early program departure may result in grade failure.

  • Am I able to work during Jump Start?

    Jump Start is an intense program, and students are not encouraged to work while participating.

  • 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.


Please contact The Center for Academic Support and Tutoring, 212-774-4820 or email us at