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    About CUNY Start

    CUNY Start is an intensive, full-time and low-cost program for students who need to increase their Math and English proficiency levels before starting credit courses. The program provides 18-weeks of rigorous preparation in academic reading/writing, math and college success advisement, giving students the opportunity to reduce or eliminate their developmental skills requirements in one semester.
    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.
    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.
    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.

    Program Benefits

    • Improve your writing and math skills and be better prepared for college-level work
    • Up to two opportunities to fulfill your developmental needs
    • Low cost: $75 per semester, including books, materials, tutoring and advisement
    • Save financial aid and spend less time in developmental courses

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for CUNY Start, you must:

    • Complete all CUNY Admissions requirements, be accepted to LaGuardia, and be eligible to register for classes
    • Have developmental needs in English and Math based on the CUNY proficiency index score
    • Attend a CUNY Start information session and interview with a 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 an intensive academic schedule
    • All students attending classes on campus (including hybrid courses) beginning Spring 2022 must submit documentation of full vaccination to CUNYfirst before the first day of in-person instruction. Please click here for instructions on how to upload your vaccination documents.

    MATH Start

    Do you need to increase your math proficiency before starting credit classes? MATH Start can help! Click here to learn more.


    CAREER Start

    CAREER Start for Summer 2022 is an 8-week program that provides intensive math instruction to students with developmental/remedial needs, as well as faculty-led career exploration workshops to help students choose their major. To learn more email mathstart@lagcc.cuny.edu or call (718) 482-5137.