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The Admission Review Process

The admission review process provides us with an opportunity to assess your entire academic record, including all attempted and completed courses and grades earned and essays/personal statements and letters of recommendation. Applicants to our four-year colleges must have completed at least one college-level course in Mathematics and English with a grade of “C” or better, or must demonstrate college-level readiness based on SAT, ACT, AP, IB or New York Regents test scores.

Your entire college/postsecondary school academic history, including grades earned from courses taken more than once, will be used to determine a grade point average (GPA). If more than one college/postsecondary school was attended, your GPA will be determined through a combined calculation of all attempted coursework.

Your high school/secondary school record will be considered if you have completed fewer than 30 college credits.

As we consider each applicant, we also look beyond the classroom. Extracurricular accomplishments, special talents and awards in particular fields and academic achievements in light of life experiences and special circumstances are weighed to determine a student’s potential for success at CUNY.

Be sure to review the deadlines, as well as the Admission Profile for Transfer Students, a helpful resource that lists the mean grade point average (GPA) for last year’s admitted transfer students.

Transfer applicants may apply to up to four CUNY Colleges. You must list your college choices in order of preference, as you will only hear back from one college choice.

Prepare To Apply

To prepare, you will need to download the Transfer Admission Application Worksheet. The worksheet provides step-by-step instructions on how to apply as either a General Transfer or School of Professional Studies applicant (see below). Fill in all blank fields and make notes as you go along to help you accurately complete the online application.

Use the Supporting Documents Checklist below to begin compiling required documents that must be submitted after you apply. Once you have prepared, create a CUNY Portal account and submit the online Admission Application.

Transfer Supporting Documents Checklist

  • College, University and/or Proprietary School Transcript
  • High School Transcript
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Supplemental Application for Selective Programs (if applicable)
  • High School Equivalency Exam Scores and Diploma (if applicable)
  • Military Transcripts (if applicable)

Additional Items for Applicants Educated Outside the U.S.

  • Secondary School Transcript/ Statement of Marks
  • Postsecondary School/University Record
  • English Translations of Foreign Records
  • TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Score

Admission Application Deadlines

General Admission
Fall: February 1
Spring: September 15

Certain schools and selective programs may have earlier deadlines and close before the dates above. To review a comprehensive list of dates visit the Deadlines & Notification Dates page.


Additional Information For:

If you have graduated from a CUNY community college and would like to apply to a CUNY four-year college, you must complete a Transfer Admission Application.* Admission to a CUNY four-year college is guaranteed, although not necessarily to the program or college of your first choice, if you meet the following conditions:

  • you have earned an AA, AS or AAS degree with a 2.0 or higher**

  • you have completed at least one college-level course in Mathematics and English with a grade of “C” or better

*If you have graduated or will graduate as a part of the CUNY Justice Academy, you do not need to fill out a Transfer Admission Application, visit www.jjay.cuny.edu/CUNYJusticeAcademy for more information.

If you are applying to a CUNY college that you have previously attended, do not complete a Transfer Admission Application. Please contact the Admission Office or Registrar’s Office at the college for readmission information.

Transfer programs such as the CUNY BA/BS for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies require a supplemental paper application, in addition to the online Admission Application. These documents should be sent directly to the transfer college/program to which you are applying. Visit the CUNY Baccalaureate website for more information.

Apply to one of the BA or BS programs. Visit the CUNY SPS website for more information.

As a veteran applicant, it is important that you first find out what information will be needed to apply to the college and program of your choice. We recommend that you download and complete the Freshman Admission Application Worksheet or the Transfer Admission Application Worksheet along with the Admission Application Worksheet for Veterans.

Note, if you only had military training you are not a transfer applicant and should refer to the Freshman Applicant webpage.

If you would like to apply for non-credit courses and certificate programs for career advancement, professional development, skill development and personal growth, visit Continuing and Professional Education for more information.

Applicants educated outside the United States may opt to have their transcripts evaluated by the University Application Processing Center of CUNY or to have them evaluated by one of the evaluation services listed below:

If you have completed less than one year of full-time university-level studies, we need the following:

  • Secondary school record: an official course-by-course evaluation report which includes a GPA based on all secondary school course work and any external examination certificates earned.
  • University record: an official course-by-course evaluation report which includes a GPA based on all university course work.

If you have completed more than one year of full-time university-level studies, we need the following:

  • Secondary school record: proof of secondary school graduation and an official document-by-document evaluation report.
  • University record: an official course-by-course evaluation report which includes a GPA based on all university course work.
  • We will only accept evaluations that are sent directly from the evaluation service.

UAPC will make the final decision regarding evaluations and admission recommendations.

If you opt to have your records evaluated by UAPC, we require:

  • Copies of complete secondary school record
  • Secondary school graduation diploma
  • Any external examination certificates earned
  • An official transcript of university work, sent directly from the issuing institution.

If the documents were not issued in English, we require a word-for word- translation.

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

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY – The University is committed to a policy of equal employment and equal access in its educational programs and activities. For more information please download the Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Policy .

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY – You do not have the option to omit any portion of your academic history. For more information and to view the University policy regarding the submission of fraudulent documents please download the CUNY Policy on Application Documents . For information on academic integrity at CUNY, please review the CUNY Policy on Academic Integrity .