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New Admissions Requirements

School of Education

New Admissions Requirements

February 2016

New Admissions Requirement: GRE (General Test)


New York State has implemented a new regulation for admissions into graduate programs across all Schools of Education i.e. the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) for applicants to Teacher Education and Educational Leadership Programs.


This new regulation goes into effect for applicants who apply and are admitted to the Fall 2016 class and who start the program with Fall 2016 courses.


As this requirement was just introduced, applicants in the Fall 2016 admissions cycle are advised of the following:


All qualified applicants will be conditionally admitted to the School of Education pending receipt of the GRE official score report in the following manner:


a. Applicants who are conditionally admitted for Fall 2016 term and who complete Summer 2016 course/s will not have to submit a GRE score report

b. Applicants conditionally admitted for the Fall 2016 cycle who intend to start in the Fall 2016 term must submit a GRE score report by the last day of Fall 2016 classes to Admissions in NAC 3/223A. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a conversion to a non-matriculant status for the Spring 2017 term.


The Institutional Code for City College is 2083. GRE score reports must come directly from ETS (Educational Testing Service) to be official. GRE scores expire after five years. This Institutional Code number will ensure that GRE scores are sent to The City College Office of Admissions. GRE scores sent directly to any academic department will delay the processing of your application. City College does not use department codes. The Educational Testing Service administers the GRE. For more information about the GRE, contact ETS or visit


If you have any questions, please contact SOE Admissions at