Prepare To Apply

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Each year, thousands of students from around the world come to New York City to study at the City University of New York. With unmatched opportunities, internationally renowned faculty and a supportive community, we are thrilled you have included CUNY in your college search.

The first step towards applying is determining whether you are a Freshman or Transfer Applicant. Review the definitions below and follow the appropriate link to prepare.

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Freshman applicant
if you are currently in high school or have not previously attended any college, university and/or proprietary school within or outside the United States since graduating from high school or secondary school.
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Transfer applicant
if you have attended any college, university and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school/secondary school. This applies whether or not you are seeking transfer credit and/or changing a program of study.

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