About CUNY Start

Program Overview

CUNY Start provides intensive preparation in academic reading/writing, math, and "college success." The program enrolls prospective CUNY students who have been accepted to college because they have a high school or GED diploma, but are not ready for college-level work based on their scores on the CUNY Assessment Tests.

Students who have enrolled in CUNY Start re-take the required CUNY Assessment Tests. Past students have shown significant skill gains when they re-test; many have bypassed required remedial coursework entirely.

Program Options

Full Time
  • 25 hours per week
  • Academic Reading/Writing and Pre-College Math
  • Locations: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, College of Staten Island, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Medgar Evers College, Queensborough Community College
Part Time
  • 12 hours per week
  • Academic Reading/Writing or Pre-College Math
  • Locations: Borough of Manhattan Community College, Bronx Community College, College of Staten Island, Hostos Community College, Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College

"What did I ever do in my life to deserve this amazing math class? Now I finally get it."

- A CUNY Start student, spring 2010