How to Enroll


  1. Apply to a CUNY College.

    For information on how to apply to a CUNY College please visit the following websites:
  2. Take the CUNY assessment tests.

    Check to make sure that your scores indicate you need to retake Writing and/or Math.

    If you have not taken the test please contact your college admissions office. You can also visit Hostos Testing website for more information about the tests.
  3. Apply for Financial Aid.

    For information on how to apply for financial aid please visit the Financial Aid website.
  4. Attend a CUNY Start information session:
    • RSVP required.
    • Bring a copy of your GED or High School diploma, a photo ID and pen.
    • Information sessions can take up to 2 hours. Register here.
  5. Complete the CUNY Start application:
    • Fill out all forms required.
    • Submit a CUNY Start writing sample, and recommendation form.
    • Attend a personal interview. Register here.
  6. Submit all required documents in a timely fashion.
  7. Pay the CUNY Start fee.
    • If accepted in the program, pay the CUNY Start fee in order to finalize your registration.
    • $75 per semester. (We do not accept financial aid)

Students are not enrolled in the program until the enrollment fee is paid and a copy of the receipt is at the CUNY Start office.

Related Links:
Financial Aid
Testting Center