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Freshman Application Checklist
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.
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).
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
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. SAT and ACT test scores are not required nor considered in application review through the Spring 2023 admission cycle. 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. For more information, click here.
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.
Students should carefully consider whether they would like to send their test scores:
- If a student has a particularly strong academic record and believes that their standardized exam scores do not reflect their full academic potential, they may elect not to send SAT or ACT exam scores to CUNY.
- If a student feels that standardized test scores improve their overall academic record, we invite them to send test scores.
- The absence of SAT or ACT exam scores cannot be used to deny a student admission.
We recommend that students discuss this test-optional decision with their school counselor.
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.
If you have already claimed your CUNYfirst account, follow the instructions below to check the status of your application:
- Log in to your CUNYfirst account
- Navigate to View My Application Status.
- Go to the Admissions tab at the bottom and select View Details for John Jay College.