Step 1: Determine Your College Choices and Academic Programs
You can apply to multiple campuses using a single application. You should determine your college choices and academic programs before starting your application. Be sure to review the Admission Profile for last year’s admitted class.
The priority Application deadline for Fall is February 1 and Spring is September 15. Find more information about deadlines.
Step 2: Create a CUNY Application Account Or Log into your CUNYFirst Account
Visit the CUNY Application page to get started. We recommend that you complete the application using a desktop computer and not on a mobile or tablet device.
Step 3: Fill Out the Online Application
You will be presented with several pages of questions to complete. Complete the questions on each page.
REMINDER: Freshmen applicants can select up to 6 college choices, while Transfer applicants can select up to 4 college choices. All applicants will receive an admission decision from each college listed on their application.
Step 4: Pay Your Application Fee
After you have completed each section of the application you will be prompted to pay your application fee. You can pay your application fee online using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express or electronic check. You can also submit a money order payable to ‘CUNY’ to the University Application Processing Center.
The application fee is $65 for Freshman applicants and $70 for Transfer applicants.
*The application fee is non-refundable.
**Current CUNY students are exempt from paying the transfer application fee.
***Veterans of the United States Military Service, currently on Active Duty or members of the National Guard or Reserves may obtain an application fee waiver.
Step 5: Submit Your Application
After you submit your application you will be able to print or download a copy of your Application Summary. You can find your CUNYfirst ID number (an 8 digit number) on your Application Summary. You will need your CUNYfirst ID number for submitting supporting documents.