Get Started: Freshman
Create a CUNY Portal Account
You must register in order to submit your application online. The CUNY Portal also allows you to check the status of your admission and financial aid applications.
Dates and Deadlines
There are advantages to applying early. Review the CUNY Deadlines for freshman and transfer admission.
All freshman applicants must apply for admission directly to the City University of New York (CUNY). When applying don't forget to indicate Bronx Community College as your first choice. ⇒ Apply Now
Follow through. Complete your application by submitting all supporting document to CUNY. When mailing your completed documents, try to mail them all together.
Include your W# (application identification #) with all documents, and send to:
P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235
SAT or ACT Tests
If you have already taken the SAT and/or ACT tests, based on your scores you may be exempt from having to take the CUNY assessment tests Exemption Requirements
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
Exemptions from CUNY Skills Assessment Tests
- Students who have already earned a bachelor's degree from an accredited college in the United States may be exempt from testing. Students whose degree is from a non-English speaking country should take the English as a Second Language (ESL) placement test.
- Students who have taken the exam previously may wish to accept the results of their prior exam.
- Students have the option of retesting to improve his/her scores if the initial exam was taken more than two years earlier.
Entering students are exempt from tests when they qualify:
Reading and Writing
- SAT verbal score 480 or above
- ACT score 20 or above on the verbal section
- English Language Regents exam 75
- A grade of C or better in freshman composition or a higher level English course
- SAT I math score 480 or above
- ACT math score 20 or above
- 80 or above on any one Regents exam (Integrated Algebra, Geometry or Algebra 2 & Trigonometry) and successful completion of Algebra 2 & Trigonometry or a higher-level course”
- A grade of C or better in 3-credit or more mathematics course
- Proof must be submitted to the Admission’s Office
- Students who are exempt from the math skills test are still required to take that test for placement into the appropriate math courses.