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 placement exams. The program, which costs only $75, including books, allows students to save financial aid for credit courses, and offers academic advisement.
CUNY Start is part of a research study to learn about the best ways to help students complete their developmental classes. Space is limited, so students will be chosen by a lottery system. For every 100 students who apply to be in CUNY Start, about 70 students will be selected.
Improve your reading, writing, and math skills
Prepare for credit courses and to re-take necessary placement exams
Receive strong academic advisement to help you plan for your educational future
Students who have been accepted to Queensborough Community College and who need to pass the CUNY placement exams in at least math and reading OR writing.
Low Cost: $75 per sememster, including all books and materials*
*You do not use financial aid to attend CUNY Start, allowing more of your financial aid to be used for credit courses.
Freshta Mayar is studying Business Administration at Queensborough Community College and wants to open her own business someday.