Math Start

Your Starting Point is Here

Math Start is CUNY Starts accelerated algebra program that prepares students for success in college by deepening their understanding of math. In a social and collaborative learning environment, students access the support they need to increase their understanding of math so that they can meet CUNY’s proficiency standards and thrive as CUNY college students. Math Start students also work closely with an academic advisor in a weekly College Success Seminar and one-on-one throughout the semester.

Our program offers students a chance to demonstrate full or partial proficiency in mathematics. The ultimate goal of the program is to help students reduce or eliminate their development skills requirements. Please see the Math Start Program Snapshot for success rates of students who have completed our program.


  • Students identified as in need of developmental support in math (based on a CUNY Math Proficiency Index score within the range of 0-39)
  • Proficiency or near-proficiency in English (based on a CUNY English Proficiency Index score at or above 58)
  • Has not previously earned a college degree in the United States
  • Can commit to an intensive, participatory program for a semester and be ready to matriculate following semester


  • Reduce your time in developmental math classes!
  • College Transition Counseling
  • Two opportunities to pass course
  • Costs just $35, including materials
  • Provides Free weekly MTA MetroCards (for in-person instruction only)
  • Fast-tracks students’ learning in just 8 – 12 weeks
  • Full-time and Part-time schedules available
  • Offers classes year-round
  • Provides dedicated teachers and advisors to support your long-term college success
  • Saves tuition and financial aid dollars for credit courses that count toward your degree
  • Provides a next-step pathway to CUNY’s ASAP, a program that provides academic, financial and social supports for students taking credit courses, and keeps them on track to graduate on time.

Two Convenient Locations

The Summer 2023 Math Start program will be open at the following locations: 

Location 1: Downtown (70 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007) 

  • June 26 – August 17, 2023
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

(fully in-person with a 60-minute lunch break)

Location 2: CUNY In the Heights (5030 Broadway, New York, NY 10034)  

  • June 26 – August 17, 2023 
  • Monday – Thursday
  • 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (hybrid format with a 60-minute lunch break).

Fully remote options will also be available.

Sign Up for an Enrollment Appointment

If you have been admitted to BMCC and could be eligible for Math Start, please sign up for an enrollment appointment for Summer 2023.

You can also call our Enrollment Hotline at (929) 320-0351, or e-mail to enroll or to ask questions.