The College offers various types of academic assistance. The Office of Academic Support (OAS) is dedicated to enhancing student success by offering free comprehensive academic assistance to all CSI students. OAS fulfills this mission through a variety of initiatives and learning modalities: classroom, online and supplemental instruction, workshops and multidisciplinary tutoring.
The immersion programs are intensive workshops which provide an opportunity for students who need to demonstrate proficiency in reading, writing and/or mathematics to receive tuition-free instruction during the summer and /or January intersession. Students are placed into the immersion programs based on their performance on the CUNY Assessment Tests.
The Center for Academic Student Assistance also offers drop-in tutoring in the following subjects: English, math, computer science, physics, psychology, chemistry, engineering, accounting, finance, geology, astronomy, philosophy, medical dosage and CORE 100, as well as on-line tutoring.
CUNY Start at the College of Staten Island is a low-cost, intensive remediation program for students who have been accepted to the College of Staten Island but still need to pass two or more sections of the CUNY Assessment tests. CUNY Start offers rigorous, semester long academic preparation in math and/or reading and writing. In addition, participants receive academic advisement and develop skills to help them succeed in college.