Freshmen Admission

Freshmen are students who have never attended college. Even if you have taken college courses during high school, you are still considered a first-time college student, or freshmen, and should file accordingly.
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Reminder: As the school year comes to a close, please keep in mind that we require an official final high school transcript or original diploma indicating proof of graduation for all graduates who intend to enroll at York College.

Currently in High School

Freshmen applying for admission will be utilizing the CUNY online application located at Applicants are encouraged to consult their school's college advisor/guidance counselor for application procedures and time line.

A complete application will consist of the following:

  1. CUNY Freshmen Application (online)
  2. $65 application fee
  3. SAT or ACT scores (required)
  4. Official high school transcript

Graduated from High School or GED Recipient

Applicants who have already graduated from high school or who have attained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) should apply online at

A complete application will consist of the following:

  • CUNY Freshmen Application
  • $65 application fee
  • SAT or ACT scores (only required within one year of high school graduation)
  • Official high school transcript or GED scores and diploma.
  • Please send required documents to the University Application Processing Center [UAPC]:

P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Application Deadlines

Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

NOTE: Admission Decision Notification Please note that we send out admission decisions by regular mail and email. All York admissions decisions are sent via email from under the subject line “Your Admission Decision from York”.  Check your email on a regular basis. If you add this email address to your safe list, your decision will not end up in your junk or spam folder. However, given variations in online security, we recommend that you check both your inbox and junk mail folders just to be sure. Your admission decision will be released to the email address you provided on your application. Keep in mind that only some decisions will be posted on your My Cardinal Page.

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Room 1B07
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11451
(718) 262-2165

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