About CUNY Start

 

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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 high school equivalency 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"CUNY Start didn't just prepare me for the CUNY Assessment Tests; they prepared me for the college classes."

-  Freshta, CUNY Start alumna at QCC