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Pace Academy

Get a JumpStart on College with Pace Academy

Pace Academy is a one-week program for incoming first-year students. The program is designed to give students the support and skill sets to be successful college students at Pace University. You will learn how to be successful in your math and English classes along with learning essential research skills, while also focusing on general habits of mind needed to be successful at Pace. As part of the program, you will also be engaging in activities outside of class to learn about Pace community and our NYC campus. The program is completely free of cost and includes a free week of housing on our New York campus along with meals.

Students must be New York campus residential students to join and will also get to move-in to student housing on August 27. View the check-in itinerary (PDF).

Dates: August 27–September 1

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What you will be learning

During this 1-week immersion, you will be taking classes with our professors in the English and Math departments and you will be learning essential skills to help you be successful in your first semester at Pace and beyond. Our faculty will bring math and writing alive for you covering topics in genre, voice, and medium, thinking about mathematical mindsets, confidence, persistence, problem solving, critical thinking, and academic success. You will come away with these important skills that you can use, not only in your English and Math general education classes, but all of your classes during your time at Pace.

There will also be a variety of social activities and excursions that will give you an opportunity to begin to connect to the Pace community and NYC campus. View Pace Academy activity itinerary (PDF).

English Faculty

Associate Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
English - NYC
Pace University Adjunct Professor, Grant Crawford

Grant Crawford

WCNYC Coordinator & Adjunct Professor

Grant Crawford is the coordinator for writing services and a lecturer of English and modern language. His research and teaching interests include travel writing, film criticism, new media, and composition & rhetoric.

Math Faculty

Department Chairperson
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics - NYC
Clinical Assistant Professor
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Mathematics - NYC