How to Apply
The CUNY Application
Admissions Timeline and Deadlines
With the exception of the Macaulay Honors College, Baruch College operates on a rolling admission basis.
Priority Deadline – September 15, 2023 (Application & Supporting Documents)
Spring admissions decisions will be sent starting in November on a rolling basis.
Fall 2024 (Application will go live 9/1/23)
Priority Deadline – February 1, 2024 (Application & Supporting Documents)
- Macaulay Honors College Deadline – November 16, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST
Fall admissions decisions will be sent starting in January on a rolling basis.
How to Apply?
The CUNY Application allows you to apply to multiple CUNY colleges with one application.
- Apply to 6 colleges as a freshman with one application fee
- Apply to 4 colleges as a transfer with one application fee
- Apply to the Macaulay Honors College (fall enrollment only)
For more information you may visit cuny.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/.
Check Application Status
For guidance on how to check your admissions status, watch this video for a short tutorial on how to claim your CUNYfirst account:
Please note: The application fee and all other required documents must be in “received” status to be considered complete and eligible for admissions review. Any application that is marked incomplete will not be reviewed. Please allow 4-6 weeks for any submitted documents to be processed.
Freshman Admissions Requirements and Application Review
We are looking to admit students who demonstrate academic success with potential to grow and flourish within the Baruch College community:
The major aspects used for review are:
- High School transcript/diploma or equivalent
- Overall Grade Point Average and success in individual subjects
- Curriculum rigor
- College essay (recommended)
- Letters of recommendation (optional)
- Evidence of demonstrated leadership and intellectual curiosity (recommended)
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, but recommend completing your application by the “priority deadline”.
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. Please refer to the following site for specific instructions.|
|FALL 2023 THROUGH SPRING 2025 ADMISSION – SAT/ACT TEST OPTIONAL POLICY
CUNY will revise its testing policy to test optional effective fall 2023 through spring 2025. First-year applicants can choose whether to submit SAT or ACT exam scores as part of their application. The admission decision will be based primarily on a student’s academic preparation in high school, including overall grade-point-average, course grades and the academic rigor of their high school curriculum.
We recommend that students discuss this test-optional decision with their school counselor. Click here for more information.
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 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 them 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.
Documents should be submitted to the University Application Processing Center (UAPC) with your CUNYfirst ID# to the following address:CUNY/UAPC
P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235
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.
Transfer Admissions Requirements and Application Review
Baruch College will review your application based on your overall GPA and demonstrated proficiency in math and English:
- Overall academic average or GPA in college courses
- Strong performance in one or more specific subject areas
- Demonstration of proficiency in math and English
- Academic average or GPA in high school (applies to students who have completed fewer than 24 college credits)
- Proof of high school graduation
Attend an open house, take a campus tour, or meet with a transfer advisor to find out how Baruch can help you reach your potential.
Transfer Application deadlines:
Fall: February 1
Spring: September 15
Once you have applied, check the status of your application
After submitting supporting documents, please allow 3-4 weeks for your application status to update. Please note that all materials and documents submitted as part of an application for admission become the property of CUNY and cannot be returned.
Click here to check the status of your transfer application.
You may also contact the CUNY Helpdesk at: (212) 997-CUNY (2869).
You must accept the Offer of Admission via CUNYfirst, and pay a non-refundable $100 Commitment Tuition Deposit. The Commitment Tuition Deposit enables you to confirm your enrollment and will be applied to your first semester tuition charges.
Your deposit must be submitted by the deadline stated in your acceptance letter email.
Newly admitted transfer students should visit the Admitted student’s page for more information.
The application deadline for Fall 2024 Macaulay Honors College is November 16, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST. This deadline includes the application, transcript (all high school and secondary schools transcripts), essays, and optional resume. Click here to visit the Official Macaulay Honors website for the most up to date information.
Two-step notification process:
1) Beginning in February, applicants will be notified of their admission decision as General Freshman by all college choices listed on their application.
2) March 15, 2024 – 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 (CUNY) Application will open on September 1, 2023, on CUNY’s website and must be completed online. You’ll be directed to create a CUNY Application account first and then to a special section for Macaulay applicants.
After completing the application, print out the application summary package. It contains important documents and provides you with a printed record of your submission. All letters of recommendation are due by November 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM EST.
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.
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.
Additional Items for Applicants Educated Outside of the U.S.
- Official English Translation of Foreign Records
- TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Score (for students requiring an F-1 or J-1 visa) – As an alternative, we are currently accepting the Duolingo English Exam.
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.