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CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP)

Enrollment for the CLIP Summer 2022 semester is now open.
Please use this link to apply.

To protect the health and safety of our CSI community, current CUNY policy requires all students and instructors attending in person classes to be vaccinated, unless medically exempt. Moreover, students are required to get the booster shot once eligible.  Masks are now optional.

CLIP staff are operating remotely and in person
Monday - Thursday from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

Click here to speak with a staff member via ZOOM,
Monday-Thursday from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

The CUNY Language Immersion Program (CLIP) offers non-native English speaking students who have been admitted to a City University of New York (CUNY) college the opportunity to spend more time improving their English language knowledge in an academic setting before formally enrolling in credit bearing courses. Students in the CLIP Program acquire the reading, writing and oral communication skills necessary to be successful at CUNY. The Program’s instructional philosophy reflects a holistic approach to language development in the context of academic preparation. This includes classwork, research projects, computer-assisted learning, orientation to college and tutoring. 

Contact Information

Building 1L, Room 204



Student Expectations & Requirements

  • CLIP is for motivated students, who can commit to attendance & participation
  • Be admitted to any CUNY
  • Take the CUNY Assessment test in writing and reading, and receive a score of 55 or below in either test.

Spring & Fall semester:

  • 16 weeks of instruction;
  • Monday-Friday, 8:45am-2:15pm

Summer Semester

  • 6 weeks of instruction
  • Monday-Thursday, 8:45am-2:15 pm.

Students who register for CLIP will defer their use of Financial Aid and put themselves in a better position to earn a degree once they are enrolled in credit classes.

16 week semester:

  • NYC residents                                                    $180
  • Non-residents                                                     $450
  • Public Assistance and SEEK/CD students          $45

6 week semester:

  • NYC residents                                                     $75
  • Non-residents                                                    $180
  • Public Assistance and SEEK/CD students          $18

How to Apply: