SmartStart Program

SmartStart is an intensive summer program designed to ensure a more seamless transition from high school or work life to college. SmartStart is free, fun, rewarding, nationally recognized for excellence and has proven to accelerate progress toward degree completion.

Students are invited to participate based on placement test results that indicate the need to enroll in two or more pre-college level courses. After a rigorous four-week program, students are given the opportunity to retake their placement tests, often improving course placement, resulting in accelerated progress towards graduation.

The three-year graduation rate for SmartStart students exceeds local and national rates for today’s entering community college freshmen. Ongoing support services, such as academic advisement, tutoring in the Student Academic Success Center, and enrichment workshops, continue a student’s support beyond the summer program.

Students do not pay any fees for this valuable program. 

Click here for the SmartStart brochure.

Call the Office of Academic Services at (845) 431-8090 for more information.