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Freshman Applicants

Welcome high schoolers! A quick note: these steps are designed for current high school seniors, but that doesn't mean you can't get familiar with the application process.

We make decisions on a rolling basis.

CUNY Application Requirements


Submit your completed CUNY Application by the priority deadline. Applications are only accepted online.

Official High School Transcript

An official transcript is required to apply.

Test Scores

Have SAT or ACT scores sent directly to CUNY (Baruch’s SAT / ACT score code is 2950).

Application Fee ($65)

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.

Recommended Application Materials

Supporting Materials

Supporting materials will be listed in the ‘Supporting Materials’ section of the application based on your college and program choices. You will be able to upload them directly onto the application.

Letters of Recommendation

Applicants can send a request for a recommendation from the ‘Recommendation’ section of the application. The recommender you add will receive an email once the application is submitted. You will need the email address for each recommender. Inside the email will be credentials for your recommender to login and a direct link which will take him/her directly to the application site where the recommendation can be completed. You will be able to add additional recommendation requests after you have submitted your application.

After you submit your completed application, the admissions review process begins. Mailed documents should be submitted to the University Application Processing Center (UAPC) with your CUNYfirst ID# to the following address:

P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Admissions Decisions

Decisions are e-mailed on a rolling basis after the priority deadline. We examine your entire high school academic records, including difficulty of classes, GPA and grade trends. We also look at the strength of your standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, NY State Regents) and any additional supporting documents including the recommended essay, and letters of recommendation.

Applications submitted after the priority deadline will be considered on a space available basis.

You can check the status of your application by logging into your CUNYfirst account and selecting 'Student Center' then 'Admissions' then 'View Details.' You can also call the CUNY Welcome Center at (212) 997-2869.

For further information, see CUNY's information on admission decisions here.

Macaulay Honors Program

Fall Deadline (no early decision or action) >> December 2, 2019 at 6:00 PM (EST).

Two-step notification process:

1) Beginning in mid-February applicants will be notified of their admission decision as General Freshman by all college choices listed on their application.

2) March 16 – Macaulay applicants will be notified of their admission decision into Macaulay Honors College by only one of the college choices listed on their application.

The Macaulay Honors College application is available online. The Macaulay application requires test scores, two essays and two letters of recommendation. If Baruch is your first choice for honors, make sure to list it as such on your application.

Students applying to Macaulay may also be considered for the Baruch Honors program and other merit-based scholarships. For more information please visit: Baruch Honors.

International Students

The deadlines we have listed for the CUNY applications are Priority Deadlines for applicants within the United States. We suggest international students have their applications completed and sent in at least 4 weeks prior to the deadline. Applications will not be processed until all required documents have been received. Please refer to the following site for specific instructions.

If you have graduated from a high school/secondary school outside the U.S. not listed above, you are required to submit your complete academic record (all years), as well as any national or government certificates earned. We accept photocopies of secondary school transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and/or secondary external examination certificates. Please review the list of Required Secondary School Credentials.

SEEK Program

The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK (Search for Education Elevation and Knowledge) Program provides economically disadvantaged students with the tools they need to create their own success: to graduate and pursue fulfilling and productive lives, to develop an awareness of themselves and a sense of dedication to their community.

In order to be considered, students must indicate their interest in SEEK on the Freshman application. If academic requirements are met, applicants will be asked to submit supporting documents to prove financial eligibility.

Refer to the following site for eligibility requirements.