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.

Currently in High School 

Freshmen applying for admission will be utilizing the CUNY online application located at www.cuny.edu/prepare. 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 www.cuny.edu/prepare.

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]:

UAPC/CUNY
P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235

Freshmen Preparatory Requirements

The College recommends the completion of a strong academic program in high school as the best preparation for success in college.
A college preparatory program ideally includes the following by the end of the junior year of high school:
  • 3 years of English
  • 3 years of Social Studies
  • 3 years of Mathematics
  • 2 to 3 years of a Foreign Language
  • 2 to 3 years of Laboratory Sciences
  • 1 year of Performing or Visual Arts  

Application Deadlines

Fall--February 1th

Spring--September 15th

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 Admissions@york.cuny.edu 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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