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English and math help for CUNY students

CUNY Start, Math Start, and English Start by City University of New York (CUNY)

Services Provided College enrollment, prep, and completion, English classes

Eligibility CUNY student

Schedule 1 to 3 months, Daytime

Last Updated Last updated on Jun 15, 2023

Students can get help meeting CUNY’s standards for English and math to prepare for college courses

CUNY Start, Math Start, and English Start help students on their way to get associates degrees get a strong start in college.

It is a collaborative, student centered learning environment where you can:

  • Increase your understanding of math and English
  • Prepare for college level coursework
  • Meet CUNY’s proficiency milestones

CUNY Start programs are offered at multiple CUNY community and senior colleges.

Who it's for Who it's for

Open to students who:

  • Earned a high school or high school equivalency (HSE or GED) diploma
  • Completed all CUNY admissions requirements
  • Have been accepted to a campus that offers the CUNY Start/ Math Start program
  • Need extra help with English, math, or both based on your CUNY English and math placement tests ( proficiency index score)
  • Were recommended to the program

Duration and Length Duration and Length

CUNY Start

  • full-time 25 hours per week
  • part-time 12 hours per week

Math Start and English Start

  • 8-10 week cycles during the fall, spring, and summer
  • students receive between 14-20 hours of weekly English or math instruction.

Day and evening schedules are available.

Next Steps

  • Complete all CUNY admissions requirements
  • Connect with the CUNY Start, Math Start or English Start program at your campus
  • Attend an information session
  • Pay your $35-$75 CUNY Start student fee. A small number of fee waivers may be available.