CUNY Start at CSI

What is CUNY Start?

CUNY Start at the College of Staten Island is a low-cost, intensive remediation program for students who have been accepted to the College of Staten Island but still need to pass two or more sections of the CUNY Assessment tests. CUNY Start offers rigorous, semester long academic preparation in math and/or reading and writing. In addition, participants receive academic advisement and develop skills to help them succeed in college.

CUNY Start offers both a full time program for students who need to retake the math assessment test and the reading and/or writing assessment tests, and a part time program for students needing to retake the math assessment tests. After successfully completing the course, students have two opportunities to retake the placement exams. The program which costs only $75 per semester, including all books and materials, allows participants to save their financial aid for credit courses.

All interested students must attend an information session in order to apply to the program. Click here  for a schedule of upcoming sessions and to reserve a seat. Call 718.982.3069 or email if you have questions.

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