The CUNY Start program provides college transition instruction in two content areas: math and reading/writing. The full-time program is 25 hours/wk, providing both Pre-College Math (140 hours) and Academic Reading/Writing (140 hours). The part-time program enrolls students for a single content area, either Pre-College Math (130 hours) or Academic Reading/Writing (130 hours). CUNY Start also provide College Success Advisement classes.
Building on GED-level math skills, Pre-College Math focuses on more complex topics in algebra. Topics include functions in new settings and the manipulation of expressions. Understanding is maximized through in-depth study of core math concepts in an interactive, supportive learning environment.
Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, students build key reading and writing skills and broaden their general background knowledge. Skill development includes argumentative and analytic writing, and college-level reading and study skills.
College Success Advisement
All college transition students in CUNY Start participate in a weekly workshop to explore their academic identity and learn about college structures and campus resources. College advisement helps students align their career goals with educational requirements and prepares them for academic achievement and graduation.