Welcome! Prepare to apply as a transfer applicant if you have attended a 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 your program of study.
the Admission review process
As a transfer applicant, your admission application will be evaluated based on an individual review of your academic record that includes all attempted and completed courses and grades earned. Applicants to our four-year colleges must have completed at least one college-level course in mathematics and English with a grade of “C” or better or must demonstrate college-level readiness based on SAT, ACT or New York Regents test scores.
Your entire college/postsecondary school academic history, including grades earned from courses taken more than once, will be used to determine a grade point average (GPA). If more than one college/postsecondary school was attended, your GPA will be determined through a combined calculation of all attempted coursework. Please note that plus (+) and minus (-) additions to grades are not reflected in the GPA. Your high school/secondary school record will be considered if you have completed fewer than 30 college credits.
Beginning Fall 2013, CUNY will implement the Pathways initiative across its undergraduate colleges. Pathways establishes a new general education framework and new transfer guidelines, reinforcing CUNY’s educational excellence while easing student transfer within the University. To read more about Pathways, visit www.cuny.edu/pathways.
CUNY Community College Graduates
Readmission of Former CUNY Students
prepare to apply
To begin, you will need to download the Admission Application Worksheet for Transfer Students <pdf>. The worksheet provides step-by-step instructions on how to apply to CUNY as either a General Transfer or CUNY Online Baccalaureate applicant (see below). Review and complete the worksheet by filling in all blank fields and writing down notes to help you accurately complete your application. Finally, review what is needed after you have applied to CUNY here.
General Transfer Applicants
CUNY Online Baccalaureate Applicants
Deadlines, notification dates and admission decision types
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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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. >>