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CUNY Start

Take the first step towards a successful college career!

CUNY Start is a low-cost 16 week program for CUNY community college students who are required to enroll in a remedial course(s). In the CUNY Start Program, students enroll in Pre-College Math and/or Academic Reading/Writing as needed. Each track includes College Advisement. At the end of the course, students have two opportunities to re-take the placement exams. The ultimate goal of the program is to help students entering CUNY, reduce or eliminate their development skills requirements.

The first step in applying to the CUNY Start program is attending an information session. Click the INFO SESSION button below to sign up!

Info Session


  • One-time only $75 fee
  • Full Time/Part Time Program
  • Two opportunities to re-test
  • College Advisement
  • Tutoring

Full Time Program

Monday - Friday
Reading, Writing & Math

  • 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • 12:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Part Time Program

Monday - Thursday
Reading and Writing OR Math

  • 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 2:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • 6:30 – 9:30 (Reading and Writing)

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Office of Academic Affairs

199 Chambers St, Room S715
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8320

Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m