Prepare To Apply

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Each year, thousands of students from around the world come to New York City to study at the City University of New York. With unmatched opportunities, internationally renowned faculty and a supportive community, we are thrilled you have included CUNY in your college search.

The first step towards applying is determining whether you are a Freshman or Transfer Applicant. Review the definitions below and follow the appropriate link to prepare.


Freshman applicant
if you are currently in high school or have not previously attended any college, university and/or proprietary school within or outside the United States since graduating from high school or secondary school.
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Transfer applicant
if you have attended any college, university and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school/secondary school. This applies whether or not you are seeking transfer credit and/or changing a program of study.

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