Spring 2020 Direct Admission

November 20 - January 9

 

(By Appointment Only and While Appointments Last)



What is Direct Admission?

Direct Admission is your opportunity to meet one-on-one with a City College Admissions professional and receive an immediate admissions decision for an undergraduate degree program. Through this process we will review your academic history, determine your eligibility. If eligible, we will provide you with an acceptance e-mail and instructions on how to finalize your enrollment and register for your classes.

Can anyone apply through Direct Admission?

For the Spring 2020 semester, only prospective undergraduate degree-seeking students who were educated in the U.S. can apply through this process. If you were educated at any point outside of the U.S., and your international academic coursework was not previously evaluated by our international education evaluators at the University Application Processing Center (UAPC) of the City University of New York (CUNY), then you must apply online for Fall 2020 consideration.

Are all programs available?

The following schools/divisions are NOT available through the Direct Admission process:

What are the requirements?

Generally, we are looking for at least an 80 overall high school average and a combined SAT score (or ACT equivalent) of 1080 for Freshman applicants, and an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 for transfer and second degree applicants. Please note that these numbers reflect the minimum required to be considered for admission and are in no way a guarantee of admission. 

All applicants must also show proof of four-year college level proficiency in reading, writing, and math. The following table states the CUNY established methods of meeting the proficiency requirements:

Reading & Writing Mathematics

SAT
  • SAT Verbal 1 = 480 or higher or
  • SAT Critical Reading = 480 or higher or
  • SAT EBRW = 480 or higher

ACT 

  • ACT English = 20 or higher

NYS Regents

  • NYS English Regents = 75 or higher

CUNY Skills Assessment

  • Reading = 55 or higher (current requirement) &
  • Writing = 56 or higher (current requirement) or 
  • Reading = 70 (previous requirement) &
  • Writing = 56 (previous requirement)

College Course (Regionally Accredited College Only)

  • 3 Credit College Level English = C or higher

Earned Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree or
  • CUNY Associate's Degree

SAT
  • SAT Math (As of March 2016) = 530 or higher or
  • SAT Math (Prior to March 2016) = 500 or higher

ACT

  • ACT Math = 21 or higher

NYS Regents

  • Integrated Algebra = 80 or higher or
  • Geometry = 80 or higher or
  • Algebra 2/Trigonometry = 80 or higher &
  • Successful completion of Algebra 2/Trigonometry or higher level course or
  • Common Core Algebra = 70 or higher or
  • Common Core Geometry = 70 or higher or
  • Common Core Algebra 2/Trigonometry = 65 or higher or
  • Math A or B = 75 or higher or
  • Math Sequential II or III = 75 or higher

CUNY Skills Assessment

  • Math 5 = 57 or higher (current requirement) or
  • Math 2 = 40 or higher (previous requirement)

College Course (Regionally Accredited College Only)

  • 3 Credit College Level Math = C or higher or
  • Successful Completion of an Elementary Algebra course (CUNY Students Only)

Earned Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree or
  • CUNY Associate's Degree

 

What do I need to bring?

All of the following items are required:

Freshman Applicants Transfer and Second Degree Applicants

 

  • Official transcripts* from all high schools attended, or High School Equivalency Diploma with scores.

    *Official transcripts must be in a hard copy format and in an envelope sealed by the school. Electronic transcripts will not be accepted.

  • SAT/ACT scores

  • A completed Spring 2020 Direct Admission Questionnaire

     

  • Official transcripts* from all colleges/universities attended (unofficial CUNYfirst printouts will be accepted for CUNY records only)

  • Official high school transript(s),* or High School Equivalency Diploma with scores, if fewer than 24 college credits have been earned

    *Official transcripts must be in a hard copy format and in an envelope sealed by the school. Electronic transcripts will not be accepted.

  • SAT/ACT scores if fewer than 24 college credits have been earned

  • A completed Spring 2020 Direct Admission Questionnaire


What can I expect on the day of my appointment?

During your appointment we will conduct a brief evaluation of your academic history to determine your eligibility for admission. Appointments typically do not last longer than 10-15 minutes. No interviews will be conducted. If you are found academically eligible then you may be asked to complete the official university application and pay the application fee online. No fees will be accepted in person.

I have read and understand everything above. How do I apply?

Now that you are ready to meet with an Admissions professional, just click the button below to schedule your appointment.

 

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