First-Year Experience & Curriculum
The Pre-College Programs at Guttman offer our students a variety of options to enhance their college readiness.
Guttman features Math Start as an important pillar in our future students’ successful transition to college. Math Start at Guttman is an intensive 8-week summer program for incoming students who are eligible based on their CUNY proficiency index. Math Start is designed to help students boost their math proficiency and earn math course credits more quickly upon matriculation. The 2021 Math Start program will be held remotely.
Students who participate in the Math Start program have the opportunity to:
See how completing Math Start affects a student’s progress in Guttman’s First-Year Experience:
In a collaborative, student-centered learning environment, students increase their understanding of math, prepare for college-level coursework, and are able to meet CUNY’s math proficiency milestone.
How to Apply
For more information, email MathStart@guttman.cuny.edu.
College Now at Guttman gives qualified New York City public high school students the opportunity to enroll in courses that earn college credit and to participate in academic enrichment workshops to strengthen the foundation for their academic success. Interacting directly with Guttman faculty, course content, and the college environment prepares students for a smooth transition from high school and supports the beginning of a successful college career.
Unique to Guttman, College Now students become urban ethnographers in New York City when they take the interdisciplinary social sciences course Ethnographies of Work for college credit. Through firsthand fieldwork experiences with professionals in varied workplaces, students explore and learn about the complex socioeconomic, labor, and other issues faced by working people today. At the same time, they advance in completing the courses required for the First-Year Experience prior to enrolling at Guttman.
Guttman Language Academy Summer Seminars (GLASS) is a new college-transition reading, writing, and critical thinking program for ESL and multilingual students. This program introduces participants to college-level reading and writing assignments, challenges them to apply their skills in an original creative project, and helps to develop the language skills, confidence, and study habits needed to persevere in college.
As a result of participating in GLASS, students will: