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What is CUNY Start?

CUNY Start at the College of Staten Island is a low-cost, intensive program for college bound high school and GED graduates needing academic preparation in math, writing and reading. In addition, participants receive academic advisement and develop skills to help them succeed in college.
The program which costs only $75 per semester, including all books and materials, allows participants to save their financial aid for credit courses.

How do I apply?
Call 718.982.2669 for Information Session Dates, times and locations
Beginning January 2012

Office of Continuing Education
College of Staten Island
2800 Victory Blvd.

Improve Your Basic Skills and More

  1. Improve your math, writing and reading skills.
  2. Prepare for credit courses and to retake placement tests.
  3. Receive strong academic advisement to help you plan for your educational future.

Who Is Eligible for CUNY Start?

  1. Students who have been accepted to the College of Staten Island and need to increase their proficiency in academic reading and/or writing and math before starting credit classes.
  2. Students who can demonstrate a commitment to an intensive academic schedule.

When are classes?
Spring Semester 2012:
February – July, Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:00pm 25 hours a week

Why enroll in CUNY START?

  1. Less time spent in remedial classes.
  2. 2 opportunities to retake placement exams.
  3. $75 per semester, including all books and materials.*

*You do not use financial aid to attend CUNY Start, allowing more of your financial aid to be used for credit courses.

What happens at the Information Session?

  1. You will learn more about the program, how to apply and have an opportunity to meet with CUNY Start staff.

Department Location
100 Merrill Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314

Mailing Address
Please use the following address for all correspondences
College of Staten Island
Continuing Education
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314

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