About CUNY Start

Program Overview

CUNY Start provides intensive preparation in academic reading/writing, math, and a wide variety of other skills for college success. The program accepts students who have been accepted to college, 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  successfully completed all required remedial coursework entirely.

Program Options

Full Time
25 hours per week
Monday through Friday, 9am – 3pm
Academic Reading/Writing and Pre-College Math

Part Time
12 hours per week
Monday through Thursday
Afternoon 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Evening 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Academic Reading/Writing or Pre-College Math
**Part-time students may take only one subject (Reading/Writing or Math) per semester

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To read an article published by the WNYC about CUNY Start success, please click here