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.

The program runs from August 7 to August 27.


August 7, 2016 to August 27, 2016


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


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


  • Residential Students - $4,190*
  • Commuter Students - $3,140*
  • Meal Estimate - $35 per day (Dining Dollars are accepted)*

Metrocards are not included.

* 2015 Costs. Costs subject to change slightly for 2016.


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


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
Art 166: Exploring the Visual Arts 3 Credits
satisfies DS1 requirement for all majors

This course is designed to familiarize students with a broad spectrum of the visual arts and to facilitate the development of analytical skills. Through visits to art museums, galleries, film, and video screenings, students are introduced to new ways of looking at the visual arts.

Achieving College Success 1 Credit
this is a tuition free course

This tuition free course is designed to help incoming freshman students focus on their academic mission of successfully transitioning intellectually and culturally into the MMC community. ACS will assist students in syncing major/minor courses of study with advisement and internship planning, thus allowing students to make efficient work of their time in college and ensuring career readiness.

The Literary Imagination 3 Credits
satisfies DS2 requirement for all majors

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.


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 2016 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 8 is the last day to drop a course without a grade, August 11 is the last day to withdraw with a “W” grade, and August 16 is the last day to withdraw from Jump Start with a “WF” grade.

  • What will the check-in process be like?

    On August 7, 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. 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 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 8 .  After August 8, 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 JumpStart@mmm.edu



Jump Start Application