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Math Start


Math Start is an intensive 8-week program for students who have not met CUNY proficiency standards in math. The program costs $35 for the semester, including books and materials, and students do not use up any financial aid while in the program – leaving it for their college courses. 

There are two opportunities within the same semester to meet CUNY college readiness standards in math. In addition, all students participate in a series of college seminars and engage one-on-one with an advisor throughout the program.  Students have access to Hostos resources and are well-prepared to pursue their college coursework upon completion.

 Who Is Eligible for Math Start?

  • Incoming Hostos freshmen or transfer students who have not met CUNY proficiency standards in math (Math 10 and Math 20).

 When are classes?

Classes are offered three times per year in the Summer:

  • 9:00am-3:30pm Monday through Thursday; Monday through Friday for Phase 2

Fall and Spring

  • Daytime and evening classes are available Monday through Thursday

 How do I apply to Math Start?

Please visit our website and submit an online application: -or- visit or call:

475 Grand Concourse, A-016A (basement-level)
Bronx, NY 10451