CUNY Start at CSI
Application & Eligibility

Who Is Eligible for CUNY Start?

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

How Do I Apply?

STEP 1: Register for an Information Session
Registering for an info session helps us to determine if you are eligible for the program and what remedial subjects you need to take.  Register for an Information Session here.

STEP 2: Attend an Information Session
Attending the info session allows you to learn more about the program and how the program can help you to pass the assessment test/s, and transition into college life successfully.

STEP 3: Submit the Online Application
After attending the info session, if you are interested in applying for the program you have to complete the application form online which can be found here.

STEP 4: Attend an Interview
The one on one interview is used to assess your learning needs and ability to commit to the intensive academic schedule. Please bring your high school diploma, and writing sample with you to the interview. Candidates will be notified at the end of the interview of their acceptance status.

STEP 5: Register for the program
Once accepted into the program you have to pay $75 registration fee which includes books and the materials, and you will also need to submit your immunization record to the college.