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Jump Start Summer Program

Jump Start logoJuly 19 – August 13, 2021

Each year we invite a small group of eligible students to take part in SUNY Canton’s Jump Start Summer Program. The program is a way for students who do not meet all of the criteria for admission into SUNY Canton to access higher education. The program, specifically designed to help students succeed in the fall semester, engages participants in skill-building online modules and remote activities that promote academic success and ease the transition to college. Students receive individualized assistance from JumpStart faculty, student success coaches, and tutors.

Program Highlights:

  • Tuition and textbooks are free for the duration of the summer program
  • Flexible (a mix of real-time and asynchronous content that makes it easier for students who have other obligations such as summer jobs)
  • Math and English non-credit instruction
  • In-depth orientation to campus life 
  • Educational workshops and special co-curricular programs 
  • Opportunities to make connections with other first-time students and develop relationships with other members of the SUNY Canton support community 
  • Opportunities for family and other members to be integrated into students’ academic support networks 
  • Gain the confidence to start college in the fall!

An outdoor class with students sitting in a circle on the grass.

Applying to the Program

Students must complete an application for admission. If admitted to the program, students must submit an official final high school transcript before the start of the program. JumpStart students are required to complete the online modules and remote activities to continue eligibility in the program and enroll in the fall semester.

Two students study with laptops in the library.

Melissa Evans
Melissa Evans
Executive Director of Enrollment
Katie Kennedy
Katie Kennedy
Jump Start Director

Office of Admissions
French Hall
SUNY Canton
34 Cornell Drive
Canton, NY 13617

(315) 386-7123 or
Fax: (315) 386-7929