We are currently accepting students for the Spring 2015 semester. Save time Save your financial aid dollars Improve your basic skills CUNY START is an intensive 18-week program that offers both part time and full-time classes in academic reading, writing and math for students who have not passed one or more of the CUNY placement tests. To request an appointment for an information session and personal interview, please click here. To submit an online application, please click here. Be aware you must attend an information session before submitting an online application.