Applicants Educated Outside the U.S.

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.

In addition to the supporting documents required of all freshman and transfer applicants, students educated outside the U.S. must also submit the items covered below to CUNY/UAPC.



Secondary school transcript/statement of marks >>

If you are currently attending or have graduated from a United States-administered American, International or Department of Defense school, an official paper transcript is required. Please see All other high school transcripts section 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. We accept photocopies of secondary school transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and/or secondary external examination certificates (CXC, GCE, WASC, EASC, etc.) Please review the list of Required Secondary School Credentials .

Educational records in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official word-for-word translation on business letterhead. See English Translation Guidelines below.

*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 http://www.gedtestingservice.com/testers/international for information.

When sending transcripts to CUNY/UAPC, please attach to the High School Transcript Request form included in your Application Summary Package.

Postsecondary/university record >>

If you are currently attending or if you have ever attended a college, university or any postsecondary institution outside the U.S., an official record is required for each institution attended. In addition, you must submit course descriptions that indicate the individual course title, material covered, text books used and any other information about the course to determine the number of transfer credits awarded.

We define an official record as one that details your complete academic history (all years) while in attendance at a college, university or any postsecondary institution. These records must be sent directly to us from the issuing institution and/or examining body in a sealed, school-issued envelope and must include the following:

» Dates of enrollment, courses taken and marks, grades or ratings in each subject.
» Institutional grading scale or other standard(s) of evaluation.
» Recent signature and date by a school official and must include an original institutional seal. Accepted  signatures include: the Registrar, Dean, Principal, Controller of Examinations, Ministry of Education, or another appropriate school official/office (varies by country).

We do not accept the following:

» Documents certified by a notary public, translator or commissioner of oaths.
» Photocopies or other duplications of a record such as notarized copies, faxed or scanned documents.

Educational records in a language other than English must be accompanied by an official word-for-word translation on business letterhead. See English Translation Guidelines below.

When sending transcripts to CUNY/UAPC, please attach to the Transcript Request form included in your Application Summary Package.

English translations of foreign documents >>

All translations must meet the following conditions:

» Complete and literal (word-for-word) with no attempts to interpret or evaluate the credential
» Prepared in same format as the original document
» Typed on business or school letterhead stationery
» Signed by a translator attesting to familiarity with the foreign language

Official translations may be obtained from the following:

» Consulate or embassy of the country that is issuing the document
» Translation agency
» Immigrant or refugee association in the U.S. representing the country issuing the document
» The institution where the student studied
» Faculty member of U.S. high school, college, or university (must signify his/her academic department and rank)

CUNY does not accept translations from the following:

» The student or members of his/her family
» Individuals not affiliated with any of the organizations listed above

When sending transcripts to CUNY/UAPC, please attach to the Transcript Request form included in your Application Summary Package.

Standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, IELTS) >>

SAT/ACT Scores

If you are a freshman applicant applying to a four-year college, SAT/ACT scores are required. To request that your SAT/ACT scores will be 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.

If you are a transfer applicant and completed the SAT or ACT, it is highly recommended that you submit your scores to demonstrate college-level readiness in reading, writing and mathematics. SAT/ACT scores are required if you have earned less than 30 college credits.

TOEFL/IELTS Scores

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 visit one of the following websites for more information:

TOEFL® (Test of English as a Foreign Language) website »
Please request to have your official test scores sent to our processing center, CUNY/UAPC. When registering for the TOEFL exam, list our University code 2950, and your score will be applied to each CUNY college choice you list on your application.

IELTS™ (International English Language Testing System) website »
CUNY accepts the IELTS Academic format/level test. Please submit a copy of your official test score report to CUNY/UAPC. To request a score report, please visit the IELTS website

When sending paper copies of TOEFL/IELTS scores to CUNY/UAPC, please attach to the Document Return Receipt form included in your Application Summary Package.



APPlication Status:

Remember, it is your responsibility to follow-up with the progress of your Admission Application.

To check your application status, please contact our Help Desk for Students at (212) 997-2869 or email aonline@cuny.edu.

Be sure to have your Application Control Number (a ten-digit number beginning with a "W" that can be found on your Application Summary Package) ready when contacting us.

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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


Overnight/Express Shipping

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


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