We are excited that you have included CUNY in your journey toward academic success. Now that you have explored your options, your next step as a high school senior or recent high school graduate is to prepare to apply for admission as a freshman applicant.
the Admission review process
The admission review process provides us with an opportunity to examine your entire high school academic record, which includes: academic units, grades/grade trends, and standardized test scores (SAT, ACT and NY State Regents). To be admitted into a four-year college, you must demonstrate college-level readiness in reading, writing and mathematics. Please review the Freshman Admission Profile<pdf> to get an idea of the mean grade point average (GPA) and SAT scores for last year's admitted freshman class.
The GED test score is one of several components evaluated during the admission review; you must also meet the academic requirements as outlined above. See the minimum GED test scores<pdf> required by each CUNY college.
Apply online to as many as six CUNY colleges with one application and one non-refundable application-processing fee.*
Macaulay Honors College Applicants
Apply to as many as six CUNY participating colleges: Baruch College, Brooklyn College, City College, College of Staten Island, Hunter College, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Lehman College or Queens College via the Admission Application. It is extremely important to list the college choices in order of preference. Macaulay Honors College applicants are also considered for general freshman admission at all colleges applied to and therefore are notified of admission decisions in a two-step process. For more information visit www.macaulay.cuny.edu/prospective-students.
Deadlines, notification dates and admission decision types