CUNY Start is an intensive program that provides instruction in academic reading, writing, and math for college bound students who have not passed the CUNY Assessment Tests. The program is completed in just one semester and students also receive academic advisement. By joining CUNY Start you can improve your scores on the Assessment Tests, be better prepared for the challenge of college level work, and save your limited financial aid dollars for credit-bearing courses. Lastly, the cost of our program is just $75 and that includes books as well as study materials.
Beginning in Fall 2015, we will be introducing a new part-time Math program for students who require instruction in Math only.
Important Note: The Full-Time Program is part of a research study to learn about the best ways to help students complete their developmental classes. Because space is limited, students will be chosen by a lottery system. For every 100 students who apply, only about 70 will be selected.
The CUNY Start program offers academic advisement and provides instruction in two subject areas: Math and Reading/Writing. See below for more information.
Building on GED-level math skills, Pre-College Math focuses on 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.
In order to join CUNY Start you must satisfy the following requirements:
Freshta Mayar is studying Business Administration at Queensborough Community College and wants to open her own business someday.
If you have been admitted to Queensborough but haven’t registered for courses for Fall 2015, ask your college advisor about CUNY Start or contact us directly.
Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Y-Building, Room 12
(also known as the building for Testing Services, right by the Q27 bus stop)