CUNY Start is an intensive 18-week program that offers both part-time and full-time classes in academic reading, writing and math for students who have not met CUNY proficiency standards. The program costs $75 for the semester, including books and materials, and students do not use up any financial aid while in the program – leaving it for when they start college courses.
Students in the full-time program can take all needed subjects, while students in the part-time program focus on one subject (English or math). There are two opportunities within the same semester to meet CUNY college readiness standards. In addition, all students participate in a weekly college seminar and engage one-on-one with an advisor throughout the program. Students have access to Hostos resources and are well-prepared to enter the college upon completion.
Who Is Eligible for CUNY Start?
Incoming Hostos freshmen or transfer students who have not met CUNY proficiency standards.
Students who failed one or two semesters of remedial classes at Hostos
When are classes?
Fall semester: August – January
Spring semester: February – July
Full-Time Program: 9-3pm Monday through Friday
Part-Time Program: 2-5pm or 6-9pm Monday through Thursday
How do I apply to CUNY Start?
Please visit our website and submit an online application: www.hostos.cuny.edu/cunystart -or- visit or call:
475 Grand Concourse, A-016A (basement-level)
Bronx, NY 10451