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SmartStart Program

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SmartStart is a four-week, intensive summer program designed to ensure a seamless transition from high school or work life to college. It is intended for full-time, first semester students who need support to further develop their writing skills.

SmartStart is FREE, fun, rewarding, nationally recognized for excellence and provides students the opportunity to advance English course placement from ENG 091 to ENG 101.

Space is limited so register TODAY!

If you are a first-time, full-time student for Fall 2019 and placed into ENG 091 on your placement test, click here to register for SmartStart 2019.

The SmartStart program benefits students by:

  • enhancing their writing skills in a supportive environment,

  • developing college-level study strategies,

  • familiarizing them with campus life and college resources and

  • fostering critical thinking skills.

At the conclusion of the program, students take a final exam to assess their writing skills to determine changes in their English course placement, with the goal of moving into ENG 101.

Ongoing support services, such as learning assistance, tutoring in the Student Academic Success Center, peer mentoring and enrichment activities, are available to students beyond the summer program.

Students do not pay any fees for this valuable program and all textbooks and supplies are included.

Click here for details on SmartStart 2019, including the program schedule. Call the Office of Academic Services at (845) 431-8090 for more information.