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Program Overview:

CUNY Start provides students who enter the college with remedial needs a Strong Start. The CUNY Start program is a semester-long alternative for students who enter the college with developmental needs in Reading, Writing, and Math. CUNY Start provides intensive instruction in academic reading/writing, math, and college readiness. We also offer personalized advisement to help students overcome challenges to reach their academic goals. To learn more register for a registration session here or stop by at the CUNY Start Office.

During the Summer session, CUNY Start provides accelerated developmental math classes know as Math Start. The Math Start program is a 6-week program that allows incoming students to address and build their academic skills in mathematics prior to enrolling into math credit-bearing classes in the fall semester. To learn more about Math Start register for a registration session here or stop by at the CUNY Start Office.


  • Accepted into Medgar Evers College for the current semester
  • New Freshman or continuing student with 12 or fewer completed credits
  • Have taken the CUNY Assessment exams, and have a developmental need in Reading, Writing and Math, or Math only
  • Ability to commit to the program schedule


  • Cost effective tuition for all of your developmental needs
  • Get two chances to re-take the CUNY Assessment Tests
  • Save your financial aid dollars for credit classes
  • Develop a strong foundation for the challenges of credit-bearing academic work
  • Have full access to campus resources – academic and career advising, counseling and health services, computer labs and printing… and more.

How to Register:

Course Descriptions:

  • Math 009 & 010-Pre-College Math: Pre-College Math focuses in-depth on pre-algebra and algebra topics in an interactive and supportive learning environment.
  • ENGR 06 & ENGW 06 Academic Reading/Writing: This class helps students strengthen skills in argumentative and analytic writing and college-level reading.
  • College Readiness: This weekly seminar workshop teaches students about college systems and campus resources, educational requirements related to one’s career goals, and strategies for success in and beyond college.
Maryann Salazar,
1150 Carroll Street.,
Room C-300
Brooklyn, NY, 11225