Eligibility Criteria

CUNY BA Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria.

Credits and GPA:

Applicants must have completed:

  • at least 12 college credits with
  • at least a 2.80 GPA.

    Candidates with overall GPAs below the minimum will be considered if they have recent academic work with grades of "B" or better. The GPA in completed courses related to the student's academic proposal will also be evaluated.


All applicants must meet CUNY's proficiency requirements in English (reading and writing) and math. Applicants who do not currently meet these proficiency requirements can request to have their application considered for a future semester while they work on meeting these requirements.

If you are already a CUNY student, you have likely satisfied this requirement. Some community college students or new applicants may need to satisfy it. If you have questions, ask us at admissions@cunyba.cuny.edu.

These are minimum criteria and do not guarantee admission. CUNY BA reserves the right to request additional documents that may assist the Admissions Committee in evaluating the application. An admissions appointment with an academic advisor is also required.