The City University of New York (CUNY)

The City University of New York (CUNY)

CUNY The City University of New York

Founded in 1847, The City University of New York has become the leading urban public university in the USA. Over 270,000 students enrolled at our campuses located throughout the five boroughs call our university home. With New York City as a backdrop, the possibilities are limitless.



How to Apply

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 completing each section of the application, you will be prompted to pay your application fee. The application fee is $65 for Freshman applicants and $70 for Transfer applicants.

Pay Online Using One of the Following:

  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Electronic Check
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • Submit Money Order via Mail: Submit a money order payable to “CUNY” to the address listed below. Write your CUNYfirst ID number on your money order. You can find your CUNYfirst ID number (an 8 digit number) on your Application Summary.

Mail Code: 8770
P.O. Box 7247
Philadelphia, PA 19170-8770

*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.

Check your application status.

Step 6: Submit Your Supporting Documents

All documents are to be submitted to the University Application Processing CenterYou will need your CUNYfirst ID number (an 8 digit number) when submitting supporting documents. Below is a general list of documents you will need to submit: