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, which includes integrated academic advisement, is completed in just one semester. 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. The cost of our program is just $75, and that includes books as well as study materials. For a quick introduction to CUNY Start, watch the video below.
In Fall 2016, we will offer both a part-time program for students working on Pre-College Math only and a full-time program for students working on Pre-College Math as well as Reading and/or Writing.
Full-Time Math, Reading and Writing Program:
Part-Time Math Program:
The CUNY Start program offers academic advisement and provides instruction in two subject areas: Math and Reading/Writing. See below for more information.
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, as well as college-level reading and study skills.
In order to join CUNY Start, you need to:
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