Apply As a Freshman

Apply As a Freshman

Submit your online application today by clicking below.  After submitting your online application, please refer to the Freshman Application Checklist below to complete your application process. 
 

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FRESHMAN APPLICATION CHECKLIST:
 

Step 1.  Apply Online

The online application must be completed and submitted online.

To submit the online application, you will be required to create a CUNY Application account or log into your CUNYfirst account. It is strongly recommended that you complete the application using a desktop computer, instead of a mobile or tablet device.

Step 2.  Submit your non-refundable application fee or waiver

Submit your non-refundable $65 application fee online with a credit or debit card or by sending a check or money order to CUNY/UAPC.  Students sending a check or money order, may 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.

CUNY UAPC Lockbox
Mail Code: 8770
P.O. Box 7247
Philadelphia, PA 19170-8770
 
Students may submit an application fee waiver in lieu of the application fee, if provided by their high school counselor. 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 by answering the US Military Status question on the CUNY application and submitting proof of their Veteran/Military status (ie., DD-214, Current Military ID Card, or Deployment or Pre-separation orders).
 

Step 3.  Send all supporting documents to CUNY/UAPC

Send all supporting documents directly to the City University of New York (CUNY). Send *standardized test scores (SAT and/or ACT) to 2950 and official high school transcript and/or GED to the address listed below:

General Freshman Admission
CUNY/UAPC
P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235-0001
 

We currently do not accept a high school certificate or an Individualized Education Program (IEP) diploma. All incoming freshmen are required to obtain their diploma from an accredited high school, equivalency diploma, or from a United States Armed Forces Institute prior to the start of their first semester.

*Temporary Suspension of Standardized Testing Requirements for Undergraduate Admission. In light of the COVID-19 crisis, we are suspending the use of SAT and ACT tests for the Spring 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 admission cycles. Applicants will not be required to submit SAT or ACT test scores to be reviewed for admission; nor shall any submitted scores be considered in evaluating their applications. Click here for more information.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please do NOT send documents to John Jay College, we are closed until further notice due to COVID-19. If you must mail your transcripts, please send them to CUNY/UAPC. College counselors can send your electronic transcript to admissionsdocuments@jjay.cuny.edu. Transcripts that are not sent by the college counselors will not be used to make an admission decision.

Step 4.  Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Application (optional)

If you are applying for financial aid, you may begin submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after submitting your online application.  Click here to start your FAFSA application.

Step 5.  Check Your Application Status

To check the status of your application and/or receipt of supporting documents, please visit your CUNYfirst Student Center. If you have already claimed your CUNYfirst account, follow the instructions below to check the status of your application:

  1. Go to https://home.cunyfirst.edu
  2. Enter your username and password
  3. Once you are logged in, on the left hand side under "CUNYfirst Menu" click 'Student Center
  4. Scroll down to the 'Admissions' section and click 'View Details'