Many of our enrolling students pursue their academic training at Harris to strengthen their skills in data analytics and other evidence-based tools, and some may not have the background in these areas prior to enrollment. The core curriculum at Harris exposes students to economic theory, game theory, statistics, calculus, and algebra.

The Jumpstart Program provides a refresher on these mathematical principles and concepts needed to successfully navigate the Core. It is a two-week customized program designed specifically for enrolling students that have a limited quantitative background prior to joining Harris. Students will work one-on-one with lecturers, tutors, and second year Harris student teaching assistants during the program.

The program is intended to prepare students ahead of time for the larger Harris Math & Coding Camp that begins in prior to the start of the Autumn academic quarter. All enrolling students, regardless of prior quantitative strengths, are encouraged to participate in Math Camp.


Acceptance into the program is based on invitation, and there is no cost to participate in Jumpstart. Invitations to participate will go out in early summer.  If you believe you could benefit from the program but do not receive an invitation, please submit for consideration here.


 from the last three years of participants!


The Jumpstart Program will take place on weekdays from August 19 - 30, 2024 and will be offered in-person only. The schedule includes academic course work, TA support, professional development opportunities, and social programming. The daily academic schedule is:

  • 1:30pm – 3:00pm: Math Lecture
  • 3:15pm – 4:15pm: Math TA Session



The Jumpstart curriculum incorporates elements of algebra and an introduction to calculus to prepare you for success in Harris Math & Coding Camp, the mandatory Math Exam, and the core curriculum. Curious what skills will be included in Jumpstart? Check out the Jumpstart topic list below.