Freshman Students


We are seeking students who will thrive at City both academically and personally while contributing to the community inside and outside of the classroom. Candidates will be considered on the basis of overall strength of academic preparation, grades in individual subjects, and overall high school average. Applicants who have taken the General Equivalency Diploma (GED) examination must submit test scores and can be eligible provided they have attained a score of at least 3250 or higher.


When and How to Apply

General Deadlines:

  • Fall – Feb 1
  • Spring – September 15

Applications that are mailed or submitted electronically after the deadline will be considered on a space available basis only.

Freshman applicants are required to submit official high school transcripts and a $65.00 non-refundable application fee. Those who have a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) must also submit their GED test scores. Applications, fees and all other documentation must be sent to the University Application Processing Center. Click here to start your application online.
Advanced Placement

Transfer Evaluation Services evaluates advanced placement (A.P.) and international baccalaureate (I.B.), A Level examination scores and College Now. Please submit official transcript for College Now to the Office of Admissions Evaluation Services. You should arrange to have official score reports of A.P. examinations forwarded to the Office of Admissions directly from the College Board.

You may bring your original official A.P., I.B. or A Level examination scores to Evaluation Services in the Office of Admissions. City College does not grant credit for the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Students may receive up to 32 credits through A.P., IB or A Level examinations; equivalences vary by department. Please see the guidelines.

Early Admission

City College admits a small number of academically exceptional high school students upon the completion of their high school junior year. Students enter as matriculated students into the College's Honors program. Applicants generally are from the upper 10% of their high school class. Students are accepted on the basis of demonstrated academic achievement and an interview by a member of the Admissions Committee. Admission is based on academic achievement, and each applicant will be judged individually. For applications, contact the Admissions Office (Administration Building, Room 101, (212) 650-6444).

Still have questions? Sign up for one of our Undergraduate Information Sessions where you will have an opportunity to speak directly with one of our Admissions professionals. 


Last Updated: 11/09/2021 17:16