The CUNY Welcome Center will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 in observance of President’s Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.

Peter Engel (standing) with prospective student a the CUNY Welcome Center on 42nd Street

The CUNY Welcome Center serves as the University-wide Office of Undergraduate Admissions, offering assistance with all of your admission needs. We provide a wide array of services to help you explore, prepare and apply to CUNY. In addition to aiding prospective students, we also serve high school counselors and college advisors.

Location & Hours

217 East 42nd Street
between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
New York, NY 10017

Business Hours:

Monday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday- Sunday: Closed

Contact Our Help Desk

For admission-related questions, including those regarding the status of your admission application, contact the appropriate Help Desk. If you have submitted an application please have your CUNYfirst ID number available when contacting us (eight digit number).

Help Desk for Students

Macaulay Honors Help Desk

Help Desk for Veterans

One-on-one Counseling

Already explored and still have questions? Sit down with an Admissions Counselor today to address specific topics such as college choices, program information, the Admission Application and admission review process and/or any other counseling needs you may have.

For your visit you will need to bring:

  • Valid form of Photo ID
  • Any documents you wish to submit including:
    • Official high school transcript
    • Copies of original high school records (Students Educated Outside of the US)learn more
    • Sealed official transcript(s) from college(s) you have attended
    • Copies of translations of any documents not issued in English – learn more
    • Copies of supplemental documents that you wish to include as part of your application
    • Application Fee if you plan to apply