How Do I Apply?

How do you apply to CUNY BA? It’s pretty simple!
Here’s what we need from you:

The Application Form, which includes your Area(s) of Concentration Proposal

The first page of the form is pretty standard: biographical data, contact information, and completed educational history (including ALL colleges attended and other credits earned through things like College Now, AP, Project Advance, etc.)

The second page of the application form is your Area of Concentration (AOC) Proposal. You can learn more about proposing your Area of Concentration and choosing courses for your AOC proposal for it here: Proposing Your Area

Link to CUNY BA Application: CUNY BA Application PDF


Personal Statement

A brief one to two-page essay describing your academic and post-graduate goals and how you will achieve them through CUNY BA.

Official Transcripts

You do not need to send any CUNY transcripts, however, we do appreciate a student copy if you have access to one. If you have sent your non-CUNY transcripts to the University Application Processing Center (UAPC), we can access those in many (but not all) instances.

We will need you to submit official sealed college transcripts in the following instances: 1) If you submitted your non-CUNY transcripts directly to one of the CUNY colleges 2) If you applied to CUNY and submitted your non-CUNY transcript(s) to the UAPC while you had coursework in progress (even if you already submitted a finalized copy to one of the CUNY colleges).

Currently matriculated or applying to CUNY

Many of our applicants are current CUNY students; if that describes you, you don’t need to do anything else. If you previously attended a CUNY school, you may file for readmission or file a CUNY transfer application if you’d like to be based at another school. If you have never attended CUNY you can file a CUNY transfer application. Keep in mind that students with 68 or more credits must be matriculated at a senior college (as opposed to a community college).

Have passed or been exempted from the CUNY Assessment Tests or expect to meet proficiency by the first day of classes

You can send completed applications and personal statements to