Welcome! We are excited that have chosen CUNY as you reach toward new heights in your academic future. Your next step is to prepare to apply for admission as a freshman applicant.
The Admission review process
We understand that your experience as a home-schooled student may be somewhat different from students in a traditional high school setting. Generally, your home-schooling curriculum should adhere to your school district's preliminary education requirement for earning a high school diploma*. This will allow us to review your entire record as a home-schooled student within the context of academic units, grades/grade trends and/or standardized test scores (SAT, ACT and NY State Regents). To be admitted into a four-year college, you must demonstrate college-level readiness in reading, writing and mathematics. Please review the Freshman Admission Profile <pdf> to get an idea of the mean grade point average (GPA) and SAT scores for last year's admitted freshman class. If you are a home-schooled student living outside the United States, please also see our information for Students Educated Outside the U.S.
*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 substantial 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. For more information on how to obtain a GED click here.
*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. For more information on how to obtain a GED click here.
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After You Apply Webpage
October 9, 2012
Once you have submitted an Admission Application to CUNY, please visit the After You Apply page to find out what is needed to complete your admission review. >>