After You Apply - Freshman

after you apply - freshman applicants

Thank you for submitting your online Admissions Application! There are only a few more steps to complete your admission review.

after you apply final steps to apply

Please download and print your Application Summary Package. To avoid a delay in the review of your application, it is crucial that you record your Application Control Number on each supporting document, attach it to the corresponding form within your Application Summary Package and mail the documents to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left). Do not send any documents listed below directly to the individual college(s), unless otherwise specified.

All freshman applicants must pay a $65.00 non-refundable application fee. The easiest and fastest way to pay the fee is online by credit card using a Visa or MasterCard. To pay the fee online log into the CUNYPortal. Under "Admission" click on "Application Status", then select "Choose Payment Options."

You may also pay your fee with a check or money order payable to CUNY/UAPC. Your check or money order for your Application Fee should be attached to your Application Fee Return Receipt and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left). Please remember to write your name and Application Control Number on your check, money order or CUNY fee waiver.

*Veteran applicants do not have to pay an application fee. For more information click here.

CUNY does not accept any other type of fee waiver. Only a limited quantity of CUNY fee waivers are provided to high school counselors/college advisors to be distributed to students with the most financial need. To request a CUNY fee waiver, please see your counselor/college advisor at your high school as soon as possible. Once the supply of CUNY fee waivers is exhausted, no additional waivers will be provided. 

CUNY requires applicants to submit their entire high school academic record for review. If you attended more than one high school, please make certain that your official transcript indicates coursework and grades completed at all previously attended high schools. If coursework and grades are not included on your transcript, a copy of your official transcript from each previously attended high school is also required. Transcripts should be attached to the High School Transcript Request Form and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left).

NYC Department of Education (DOE) High Schools

If you are currently attending a NYC DOE high school, and your school is not included on the Must Submit Paper Transcript list, do not send a paper transcript. You should have entered your nine-digit OSIS number in Section 2 of the Admission Application, which will enable us to retrieve your transcript electronically. If you did not enter your OSIS number, please contact our Help Desk for Students at admissions@cuny.edu or call 212-997-CUNY (2869).

If you have already graduated, you must send a paper transcript. Please see All Other High School Transcript(s) section below.

All Other High School Transcript(s)

If you are currently attending or have graduated from a U.S. high school or a United States-administered American, International or Department of Defense school, an official paper transcript is required. The transcript must be sent directly to CUNY/UAPC from the high school in a sealed, school-issued envelope. If you are currently attending or have graduated from a Missionary or other American private school, you may be required to take the High School Equivalency test. See the High School Equivalency section below.

If you are currently attending or have graduated from a high school/secondary school outside the U.S. not listed above, you are required to submit your complete academic record (all years), as well as any national or government certificates earned. We accept photocopies of secondary school transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and/or secondary external examination certificates (CXC, GCE, WASC, EASC, etc.) Please review the list of Required Secondary School Credentials.

Educational records in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official word-for-word translation on business letterhead. See English Translation Guidelines under “Additional Information for Students Educated Outside the U.S.”

Online and Correspondence Schools

Students with an IEP diploma, high school credentials/diplomas from any non-public correspondence, online, or virtual high school must earn a High School Equivalency before they apply to CUNY. Applicants with this type of high school credential must successfully complete the High School Equivalency examination to be considered for admission to a CUNY college.

Home-School

If you are a New York State resident who received home-schooling, a transcript outlining all completed coursework with grades earned is required. You must also submit a letter from the superintendent of your school district or comparable chief school administrator certifying that you have completed the equivalent of a New York State four-year high school program through home-schooling. If you cannot obtain the letter from the high school district, you must obtain a High School Equivalency diploma. See the High School Equivalency section below.

If you are an out-of-state resident who received home-schooling, a state-issued diploma is required. If you have not obtained a state-issued diploma, you must obtain your High School Equivalency diploma. See the High School Equivalency section below.

High School Equivalency Diploma

Applicants receiving a High School Equivalency diploma from New York State (also known as TASC), a copy of your High School Equivalency diploma and scores are required. You may obtain a copy from the New York State Education Department High School Equivalency Testing Program, PO Box 7348, Albany, New York, 12224-0348.

Applicants receiving a High School Equivalency diploma outside of New York State should contact the appropriate State Education Department.

Please note, CUNY does not accept other countries' versions of a High School Equivalency diploma.

High School Equivalency documents should be attached to the Document Return Receipt and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left).

 We highly recommended that veterans submit their military transcripts. Follow the links below to submit the appropriate military transcript:

- Joint Services Transcript of JST (Army/Navy/Marine/Coast Guard)

- Air Force Transcripts

Test score reports should be attached to the Document Return Receipt and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left).

SAT/ACT Scores

Applicants applying to a four-year college are required to submit SAT/ACT scores. To request that your SAT/ACT scores are sent to CUNY/UAPC, use the CUNY institutional code 2950 at the time of testing. You do not need to use both the CUNY institutional code and an individual CUNY college code. We will also accept SAT/ACT scores sent by your high school counselor/college advisor. If you have been out of high school for over two years, SAT/ACT scores are recommended, but required for Hunter College.

AP Scores

Students who score a four or higher on The College Board Advanced Placement Exams may be eligible to receive college credits at CUNY. Each CUNY college makes its own determination of course and credit equivalencies for the exams. Visit the Academic Credit page for more information.

TOEFL/IELTS Scores (if applicable)

If you are on a temporary visa and you were educated in a non-English speaking environment, you must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting test scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS academic format test. Please request to have your official test scores sent to our processing center, CUNY/UAPC and/or list our University code 2950 when registering for the exams. Visit the TOEFL or IELTS website for more information.

To allow for a comprehensive review, CUNY strongly encourages all applicants to submit a personal statement in support of their Admission Application. Macaulay Honors College applicants are required to submit two letters of recommendation and two essay responses via the Admission Application. All Documents should be attached to the Document Return Receipt and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left).

Selective freshman programs may require a supplemental paper application, letters of recommendation and/or a personal statement. These documents should be sent directly to the appropriate college/program to which you are applying. Visit the appropriate college/program website for more information.

Please note that some colleges and programs strongly recommend or require the submission of a specific supplemental essay and/or statement. To review this list visit the Admission Application Essays webpage.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS EDUCATED OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. ...

All translations must meet the following conditions:

  • Complete and literal (word-for-word) with no attempts to interpret or evaluate the credential
  • Prepared in same format as the original document
  • Typed on business or school letterhead stationery
  • Signed by a translator attesting to familiarity with the foreign language

Official translations may be obtained from the following:

  • Consulate or embassy of the country that is issuing the document
  • Translation agency
  • Immigrant or refugee association in the U.S. representing the country issuing the document
  • The institution where the student studied
  • Faculty member of U.S. high school, college, or university (must signify his/her academic department and rank)

CUNY does not accept translations from the following:

  • The student or members of his/her family
  • Individuals not affiliated with any of the organizations listed above

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY - The University is committed to a policy of equal employment and equal access in its educational programs and activities. For more information please download the Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy <pdf>.

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY - You do not have the option to omit any portion of your academic history. For more information and to view the University policy regarding the submission of fraudulent documents please download the CUNY Policy on Application Documents <pdf>. For information on academic integrity at CUNY, please review the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity <pdf>.

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Brooklyn, NY 11235-0001

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