“Summer Success at CUNY” Free Skills Programs for New Freshmen and Transfer Students

May 2, 2000 | The University

The City University of New York is offering an expanded tuition-free program “Summer Success at CUNY” for entering freshmen or transfer students who need assistance with mathematics, reading, writing or English as a Second Language (ESL) skills, announced Chancellor Matthew Goldstein.

Chairman Herman Badillo of the University’s Board of Trustees praised the initiative. “This is a terrific opportunity for students to enter college in the fall prepared for college-level work. By attending the free summer program, students can save their financial aid for regular semester work.”

“We have made plans at all of CUNY’s senior and community colleges to accommodate 20,000 students in the summer skills immersion classes and workshops,” said Chancellor Goldstein.

“Summer Success at CUNY” will be the largest program of its kind in the nation. Last year 17,000 students took part. This year, additional sessions will be offered in June, July and August, day and evening, at all 17 CUNY colleges. Students wishing further information about the summer program may call Janet Collado at 212-794-5552.