After You Apply - Freshman
Thank you for submitting your online Admissions Application! There are only a few more steps to complete your admission review.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 GED.
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
CUNY does not accept high school credentials/diplomas from any non-public correspondence, online, or virtual high school. Applicants with this type of high school credential must successfully complete the GED examination to be considered for admission to a CUNY college.
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 GED.
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 GED.
If you have received or will receive a GED diploma from New York State, a copy of your GED diploma and scores are required. You may obtain a copy from the New York State Education Department GED Testing Program, PO Box 7348, Albany, New York, 12224-0348.
If you have received or will receive a GED diploma outside of New York State, contact the appropriate State Education Department.
Please note, CUNY does not accept other countries' versions of the GED. If you reside outside the U.S. and/or need to take the GED test in order to attend CUNY, please visit their website for more information.
GED documents should be attached to the Document Return Receipt and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left).
Test score reports should be attached to the Document Return Receipt and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left).
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.
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:
Official translations may be obtained from the following:
CUNY does not accept translations from the following:
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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Mail Supporting Documents To:
General Freshman Admission
P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235-0001
Macaulay Honors College
P.O. Box 359021
Brooklyn, NY 11235-0001
2001 Oriental Blvd., Building T-1, Room 122
Brooklyn, NY 11235