Freshman Applicants

Thank you for submitting your application to CUNY - the nation's leading urban public university. Please read the following instructions carefully to determine the documents that are required in order to complete your admission review.

Please download and print your Application Summary Package, which includes your application control number, a summary of your Admission Application and important forms that must be used when sending paper transcripts, payment and/or other supporting documents by mail. To avoid a delay in the review of your application, do not send any documents listed below directly to the individual college(s), unless otherwise specified.

In order to match your supporting documents to your Admission Application, it is important that you:

1. Attach your supporting documents to the appropriate forms.

2. Record your Application Control Number on each supporting document.



Non-refundable $65.00 application-processing fee >>

All freshman applicants must pay a $65.00 non-refundable application-processing fee. The easiest and fastest way to pay the fee is online by credit card using a Visa or MasterCard. To pay the fee online log into the CUNYPortal. Under "Admission" click on "Application Status", then select "Choose Payment Options"

You may also pay your fee with a check or money order payable to CUNY/UAPC or you may submit a CUNY fee waiver*. Please remember to write your name and Application Control Number on your check, money order or CUNY fee waiver.

*CUNY does not accept any other type of fee waiver including waivers distributed by the College Board or any other organization. A very limited quantity of CUNY fee waivers are provided to high school counselors/college advisors to be distributed to students with the most financial need. To request a CUNY fee waiver, please see your counselor/college advisor at your high school as soon as possible. Once the supply of CUNY fee waivers is exhausted, no additional waivers will be provided to the high school.

How to send:
Your check or money order for your Application Processing Fee should be attached to your Application Fee Return Receipt included in your Application Summary Package and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left). 

NYC Department of Education (DOE) high school transcript >>

If you are currently attending a NYC DOE high school, do not send a paper transcript. You should have entered your nine-digit OSIS number in Section 2 of the Admission Application, which will enable us to retrieve your transcript electronically.* If you did not enter your OSIS number, please contact our Help Desk for Students at aonline@mail.cuny.edu or call 212-997-CUNY (2869).

* Students currently attending one of the following NYC DOE schools and all high schools that offer a GED program must send paper copies of transcripts in addition to providing their OSIS number in Section 2 of the Admission Application (Please see All other high school transcript(s) section below.): Achievement First High School, Believe Northside Charter High School, Bronx Preparatory Charter School, City-As-School, Democracy Preparatory Charter School (Manhattan), High School, Green Dot New York Charter School, Harlem Village Academy High School, Hyde Leadership Charter School, Institute for Collaborative Education, International Leadership Academy Charter School, KIPP NYC College Prep, New Dawn Charter High School, New Heights Academy Charter School (Manhattan), Promise Academy I High School, Renaissance Charter School (Queens), Satellite Academy, The Facing History High School, The Global Learning Collaborative (Manhattan), The UFT Charter School (Brooklyn), Uncommon Charter School (Brooklyn), Urban Academy Laboratory School, Wildcat Academy Charter School, Williamsburg Charter School and all high schools that offer a GED program .

If you have already graduated, you must send a paper transcript. Please see All other high school transcript(s) section below.

If you completed a portion of your education outside the NYC-DOE, but within the U.S., please make certain that your NYC-DOE transcript indicates coursework and grades completed at all previously attended high schools. If coursework and grades are not included on your NYC-DOE transcript, a paper copy of your original transcript from each previously attended high school is required.

If your record includes education completed outside the U.S., a copy of your foreign transcript in its original language is required. If your transcript is in a language other than English, an English translation is also required. Please see English translation(s) of foreign records here.

How to send: Transcripts should be attached to the High School Transcript Request Form included in your Application Summary Package and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left).

All other high school transcript(s) >>

If you are currently attending or have graduated from a U.S. high school or a United States-administered American, International or Department of Defense school, an official paper transcript is required. The transcript must be sent directly to CUNY/UAPC from the high school in a sealed, school-issued envelope. If you are currently attending or have graduated from a Missionary or other American private school, you may be required to take the GED. See GED section below.

If you attended more than one high school, please make certain that your official transcript indicates coursework and grades completed at all previously attended high schools. If coursework and grades are not included on your transcript, a copy of your official transcript from each previously attended high school is also required. If your record includes education completed outside the U.S., a copy of your transcript in its original language is required. If your transcript is in a language other than English, a translation is also required. Please see English translation(s) of foreign records here.

If you are currently attending or have graduated from a high school/secondary school outside the U.S. not listed above, you are required to submit your complete academic record (all years), as well as any national or government certificates earned. Please review the list of Required Secondary School Credentials. If your record is in a language other than English, a translation is also required. Please see English translation(s) of foreign records here.

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. See GED section below.

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. See GED section below.

How to send: Transcripts should be attached to the High School Transcript Request Form included in your Application Summary Package and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left).

Standardized test score reports >>

If you are applying to a four-year college, SAT/ACT scores are required. To request that your SAT/ACT scores are sent to CUNY/UAPC, use the CUNY institutional code (2950) at the time of testing. You do not need to use both the CUNY institutional code and an individual CUNY college code. We will also accept SAT/ACT scores sent by your high school counselor/college advisor. If you have been out of high school for over two years, SAT/ACT scores are recommended, and required for Hunter College.

If you are on a temporary visa and you were educated in a non-English speaking environment, you must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by submitting test scores from either the TOEFL or IELTS academic format test. Please see TOEFL or IELTS scores here.  

How to send: Test score reports should be attached to the Document Return Receipt included in your Application Summary Package and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left).

GED diploma and GED test scores >>

If you have received or will receive a General Educational Development (GED) diploma from New York State, a copy of your GED diploma and GED test scores are required. You may obtain a copy from the New York State Education Department High School Equivalency Testing Program, PO Box 7348, Albany, New York, 12224-0348.

If you have received or will receive a GED diploma outside of New York State, contact the appropriate State Education Department.

Please note, CUNY does not accept other countries' versions of the GED. If you reside outside the U.S. and need to take the GED test, please visit www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/international for information.

How to send: Documents such as these should be attached to the Document Return Receipt included in your Application Summary Package and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left).

Letters of recommendation and essays/personal statements >>

If you are applying to the Macaulay Honors College, you are required to submit two letters of recommendation and two essay responses via the Admission Application.

If you are a General Freshman applicant and you would like to submit letters of recommendation and/or a personal statement in support of your application, you may do so by mailing the documents to CUNY/UAPC.

How to send: Documents such as these should be attached to the Document Return Receipt included in your Application Summary Package and sent to the appropriate CUNY/UAPC address (at left).

Supplemental application for selective programs >>

Selective freshman programs may require a supplemental paper application, letters of recommendation and/or a personal statement. These documents should be sent directly to the appropriate college/program to which you are applying. Visit the appropriate college/program Web site for more information.

Veteran and Military Transcripts >>

In addition to the supporting documents described above, it is highly recommended that veterans submit their military transcripts. Follow the links below to submit the appropriate military transcript:

For submitting Army, Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard transcripts:
visit: https://jst.doded.mil/smart/dodMandatoryBanner.do

For submitting Air Force transcripts:
visit : www.au.af.mil/au/ccaf/transcripts.asp

(Please Note: During the upcoming 2012-2013 school year, the Army and Coast Guard transcript systems will be merged into the Navy/Marine transcript system. The transcript will be called the Joint Services Transcript of JST. From 2013 the JST will be available for all branches except the Community College of the Air Force (CCAF).)

Additional items required for applicants educated outside the U.S. >>

In addition to the supporting documents described above, applicants educated outside the U.S. must also submit the following items:

Secondary school transcript/statement of marks

English translations of foreign records

TOEFL or IELTS scores

 

Mail supporting documents to:


General Freshman Admission

CUNY/UAPC
P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235-0001


Macaulay Honors College

CUNY/UAPC
P.O. Box 359021
Brooklyn, NY 11235-0001


General Transfer Admission  

CUNY/UAPC
P.O. Box 359023
Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023


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CUNY/UAPC
2001 Oriental Blvd., Building T-216
Brooklyn, NY 11235


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