CUNY - CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
The general freshman application for all of the C.U.N.Y. campuses is only available online. Students can access the application here. The first step is to create a C.U.N.Y. portal account; students can then file the general freshman application. The application will allow students to apply to up to six C.U.N.Y. campuses. Special C.U.N.Y. programs like the Macaulay Honors College and The Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education require a separate application instead of the general freshman C.U.N.Y. application. Each of these applications is available at www.cuny.edu.
WHAT IS CUNY?
HOW DO I APPLY?
The City University of New York provides high-quality, accessible education for more than 274,357 degree seeking students and 260,000 adult and continuing education students at 24 campuses across New York City.
The University includes 11 senior colleges, seven community colleges, The Macaulay Honors College and five graduate and professional schools, located throughout the city’s five boroughs. Each of the senior colleges offers a distinctive history, as well as a rigorous baccalaureate degree program and enriching campus experience.
The University’s seven community colleges provide a high-quality education through associate degree programs that prepare students for transfer to senior colleges or entry into professional careers.
The CUNY Graduate Center offers more than 30 doctoral programs. CUNY School of Public Health, a collaboration of four CUNY institutions, offers master’s and doctoral degrees. The CUNY School of Law is recognized as the nation’s premier public-interest law school.
UAG students should submit a printout of their saved C.U.N.Y. application to Mr. Rigney in late October for proofreading. Students should not finalize their application until it has been checked by Mr. Rigney. Common errors like applying for the wrong term or failing to enter your O.S.I.S. number can delay your application for months and cost you admission to your school of choice. Students do not need to request that their transcript be sent to C.U.N.Y.; entering your OSIS number, which can be found on your program, allows C.U.N.Y. to access your transcript directly from the N.Y.C. Department of Education. The fee for the C.U.N.Y. application is currently $65.00. Eligible students may request a fee waiver, but these are limited and available on a first come - first served basis.
STEP BY STEP CUNY APPLICATION GUIDE:
First, determine to which CUNY schools you plan to apply. Then:
Register as an applicant with CUNY
Continue on to submit your application online
After you submit, you will be prompted to pay the $65 application fee; you can choose to pay via credit card, fee waiver (if eligible) or money order
If you currently are a NYC public school student, your transcript will be automatically sent to CUNY. If you attend any other school, you will be asked to submit a transcript. Your application summary package will provide more information on where/crihow to send in your transcript
If you applied to any four year institutions, you will be required to send your SAT scores. You can send them through College Board (College Board code 2950 to send them one score report to all schools), or have your school counselor send in a copy of your score report.
While recommendations and an essay are not required, if you submit them, CUNY will evaluate them with the rest of your file. That can be mailed to the UAPC, with the “additional materials” page of your application summary package.