First Year Immersion

First Year Immersion offers incoming freshmen and continuing students an opportunity to take tuition-free developmental courses in math, reading, writing, and ESOL during the FYSP summer sessions and in January. See student eligibility requirements below.

All FYSP students receive:

  • Tuition-free classroom instruction in developmental courses
  • An opportunity for eligible students to gain proficiency in the area their area of focus
    • Please visit the Academic Testing web page for more information about CUNY Assessment Tests.

FYSP: Immersion Program for Incoming Students

In addition to providing free courses to advance college readiness, summer classes include orientation activities to help students successfully transition to college life and develop strategies for addressing personal challenges that may arise within their new academic environment. The unique, supportive, and intensive classroom time provides students an academic “head start” on fall semester studies. All incoming freshmen in FYSP receive specialized orientation and copies of The Companion for the First Year at City Tech, a guidebook created by the Office of First Year Programs.

January and June Developmental Express Courses

This two week immersion courses are offered to students who were enrolled in developmental courses the previous semester and who were close to passing the course. Attendance policies in these courses are rigorous.

FYSP: June Programs for Continuing Students

These four-week intensive developmental courses are offered to eligible students to advance skills and gain proficiency, offering them an opportunity to be eligible to then enroll in credit-bearing courses. Attendance policies in these courses are rigorous.

Eligibility

January Express
Students must have been enrolled a developmental course the previous fall semester in order to be eligible to take this intensive two week course. These developmental courses include: ENG 090W, ENG 092W, ENG 090R, ENG 092R, ESOL 21W, ESOL 31W, ESOL 22R, ESOL 32R, MAT 063, MAT 065. Students must have completed the fall semester course and come close to passing. Students who received Withdrawal grades (W, WU, WF or WN) will not be eligible. For qualifying math and reading or writing test scores and grades that determine eligibility, please contact the Math or English departments, respectively, or contact the Office of First Year Programs.

June Express
Students must have been enrolled a developmental course the previous spring semester in order to be eligible to take this intensive two week course. These developmental courses include: ENG 090W, ENG 092W, ENG 090R, ENG 092R, ESOL 21W, ESOL 31W, ESOL 22R, ESOL 32R, MAT 063, MAT 065. Students must have completed the spring semester course and come close to passing. Students who received Withdrawal grades (W, WU, WF or WN) will not be eligible. For qualifying math and reading or writing test scores and grades that determine eligibility, please contact the Math or English departments, rrespectively, or contact the Office of First Year Programs.

FYSP I (June)
Continuing students who completed developmental or ESL coursework in the spring semester may be eligible to repeat or advance from lower level to upper level developmental or ESL classes in FYSP I. Students who received Withdrawal grades (W, WU, WF or WN) will not be eligible.

FYSP II and III (July–August)
Incoming freshmen are registered in FYSP II and III by the New Student Center after completing their CUNY Assessment Tests. Eligibility for these classes will be based upon student placement test scores.