Enrolling in CLIP


CLIP is a unique program designed to help immigrant students improve their academic English language skills.

CLIP is offered on nine CUNY campuses, and is open to students from all CUNY campuses. You may attend CLIP at any of the nine locations.

If you want to enroll in CLIP, you must have a high school diploma or a GED and be accepted to one of the colleges of CUNY. For information about applying to CUNY, click here.

For new students: After you are admitted to a CUNY campus, please call 212 794-5302 for assistance and further information. You may also receive information about the program in the mail. See the CLIP Calendars & Fees.

For already matriculated students: To attend CLIP, you must be referred by a professor or a counselor at your campus.

When you complete CLIP, you will automatically be readmitted to the CUNY college that accepted you.

The benefits of CLIP are:

• It is low cost, and you can learn English without using your financial aid allocation.
• You will spend 25 hours a week for up to one year in intensive English language instruction and orientation to college.
• Day and evening sessions are available.
• You will learn the reading, writing and oral communication skills that will help you be a successful college student at CUNY.
• You will learn how to use a computer for writing and research.