Register now for late Spring and Summer 2024 Classes. CUNY Start offers rolling admissions!
CUNY Start is an intensive and affordable semester-long program for Bronx Community College students who need to increase their Math and English proficiency levels before starting credited courses. The program provides 18 weeks of rigorous preparation in English, Math and College Success Skills, allowing students to reduce or eliminate their developmental skills requirements in one semester. In the CUNY Start Program, you will take Math and/or English as needed and hold your financial aid for credit courses. The program enrolls students who have been accepted to college because they have a high school or GED diploma but are not ready for college-level work based on their initial placement results. Each student will pay only $75 for the semester, which includes all curriculum, books, tutoring services, and college success advisement. The students are permitted two opportunities in the semester to demonstrate proficiency, which minimizes student time in developmental classes and saves financial aid dollars for credit courses. All students in CUNY Start work with a dedicated advisor who helps students align academic planning with their career goals; this combination inspires student success.
Math Start is a 6 to 8-week course designed for students who need to improve their math skills, based on their initial placement in the college, before they begin to earn college math credits. Students who successfully complete Math Start are eligible for entry into college-level credited math courses. In Math Start’s interactive, supportive learning environment, student understanding is maximized through in-depth study of core math concepts. Students pay only $35 for the summer. All students in Math Start work with a dedicated adviser who helps students align academic planning with their career goals. Students attend a weekly College Success Seminar led by the adviser.
English Start is a 6 to 8-week course designed for students who need to improve their reading and writing skills, based on their initial placement in the college, before beginning credit courses. Students who successfully complete the English Start course will satisfy the English prerequisite for many college-level courses. Through an interdisciplinary examination of college-level texts, students build key reading and writing skills, including argumentative and analytical writing. Students pay only $35 for the course. All students in English Start work with a dedicated adviser who helps students align academic planning with their career goals. Students attend a weekly College Success Seminar led by the adviser.
Brown Annex, Room 101
Phone: 718-289-5100 ext. 3141
Pamela Eatman-Skinner, Ed.D.
718-289-5100, ext. 5226
718-289-5100, ext. 5037
718-289-5100, ext. 3612
To be eligible for CUNY Start, you must:
- CUNY Admissions requirements, be accepted to Bronx Community College, and be eligible to register for classes.
- Based on the CUNY proficiency index score, have developmental needs in English and/or Math.
- Attend a CUNY Start Information Session and Interview with a friendly staff member
- Submit a copy of your high school, high school equivalency or foreign high school diploma (must be evaluated by CUNY).
- Be able to commit to the selected academic schedule.
THREE EASY STEPS TO ENROLL!
Step #1 Apply to Bronx Community College
Step #2 Schedule a CUNY Start information session and be interviewed by a friendly and informative advisor.
- Call CUNY Start at (718) 289.5100 ext. 3141 or Email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Bring a photo ID.
- Info sessions can take up to one hour.
Step #3 Complete Registration
- Bring a copy of your High School Diploma or HSE Diploma to the CUNY Start Office in Brown Annex, Room 101
- $75 fee in the form of a cash or money order only*
*Students are not enrolled in the program until the enrollment fee is paid.
For further information, you may contact CUNY Start at (718) 289.5100 ext. 3141 or email@example.com.
PRE-COLLEGE MATH: Building on high school and high school equivalency-level math skills, Pre-College Math focuses on more complex topics in algebra. Topics include functions in new settings and the manipulation of expressions. Understanding is maximized through in-depth study of core math concepts in an interactive, supportive learning environment.
ENGLISH: Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, you will build key reading and writing skills and broaden your general background knowledge. Skill development includes argumentative and analytic writing, and college-level reading and study skills.
COLLEGE SUCCESS SEMINAR: Develop your academic identity and learn about college structures and campus resources. College advisement will help you align your career goals with educational requirements and prepares you for academic achievement and graduation.
COURSE OFFERINGS AND SCHEDULE:
AVAILABLE COURSE FORMATS & MODALITIES
ON-LINE – Course conducted completely over the internet
HYBRID– Course which mixes in person and remote participation
IN-PERSON– Course held completely on campus
SEQUENTIAL– Full Time Schedule which encompasses both Math and English consecutively
FULL TIME– Schedule which encompasses both the Math and English in a 25 hours per week
PART TIME – Schedule which encompasses one subject in a 12 hours per week schedule.
SPRING 2024 – ALL CLASSES ARE HYBRID
*See CUNY Start Staff for each classes Hybrid Configuration [i.e., On-line and On-Premises Exchange]
Full Time Sequential (Consecutive Math & English classes – Provides Full Proficiency) | 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Math Start Eve | 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
English Start Eve | 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
*P.S. Be sure to ask about our Summer 2024 free incentive class and free metro cards for early enrollees (through December 31, 2023).
We help students who have been accepted who need additional academic preparation before pursuing college-level work. If your CUNY assessment test scores indicate you need to improve your academic and college readiness skills, consider CUNY Start. Be sure to ask about our Summer 2024 free incentive class for CUNY Start Completers and free metro cards for new CUNY Start enrollees.