To be considered for admission, students must be 16-18* years old, out of school for two months (or have a long-term absence designation), and have at least an eighth grade reading level.

Admissions Process

To begin the admissions process, interested students and their parent(s)/guardian or other support person will need to:

  • Attend an Open House (Open Houses are usually scheduled a month prior to the start of the fall, winter and summer sessions).
  • Take a Stanford 10 Reading test at the Open House.
  • Meet with an admissions and evaluation counselor for a personal interview, during which potential students will be asked about their past educational experiences, commitment to a full-time, year-round program, and personal issues that may impact their efforts at CUNY Prep.

*Prospective students must turn 17 within the academic year (by June 30, 2012).

Finally, successful applicants must attend and complete a week-long orientation at the start of the semester before they can register for classes. 

For more information or to be added to the list for the next Open House, please stop in, call (718) 839-8862, or email

2122 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10462