How to Apply

 Register online for CUNY portal account and fill out the application.


  Pay the application fee.


  Submit supporting documents.

  • Official Transcript(s) from all colleges, universities and/or proprietary schools attended. If you are currently enrolled at CUNY, your CUNY transcript will automatically be retrieved when you submit your application. Transcripts in a language other than English are accepted. (Review the CUNY How to Apply & Guidelines for Supporting Documents.)
  • Official High School Transcript and Proof of Graduation, if you have completed less than 24 college credits
    OR General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
    Scores with a minimum score of 2250 (formerly 225) are required.

Helpful Hints

Apply Early

Students who want to be assured that their applications will receive first priority are strongly advised to apply by the deadline: September 15th for spring or February 1st for fall admission.

Check Your Application Status

Letters will go out 6 to 8 weeks after your application is complete (after the February 1 or September 15 priority deadlines). You can check the status of your submitted application at your CUNY portal account. Check your Application Status

You can also call the processing center’s automated system at the Office of Admissions Services at (212) 997-2869. For further information, see CUNY’s Information on Admission Decisions

Mailing Documentation

Follow through. Complete your application by submitting all supporting documents to CUNY. When mailing your completed documents, try to mail them all together.

Include your CUNYfirst ID # with all documents, and send to:

P.O. Box 350136

Brooklyn, NY 11235

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Transfer Student Defined: You have attended a college, university and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school. This applies if you are a student still in your first year, if you will not transfer credits, and if your previous institution was located outside of the United States. Students who have already earned a degree and/or are starting a new major are still transfer students.

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