Commitment Deposit

All newly admitted transfer students are required to pay a non-refundable $100 Commitment Tuition Deposit.  The Commitment Deposit enables you to confirm your acceptance to our offer of admission.  The deposit will be applied towards the first semester tuition charges; it is not an additional fee.

The Commitment Deposit, along with the Transfer Response form, must be submitted to the Transfer Center by the date indicated on your acceptance letter. However, you are encouraged to submit both as soon as possible should you decide to accept our offer of admission.  Once we receive your Response Form and Commitment Deposit, we will proceed to process your transfer credit evaluation. 

The Commitment Deposit will be waived for Veterans, SEEK students, and for students who file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less. 

The Commitment Deposit deadlines for the Spring and Fall semesters:


Spring Semester: December15
Fall Semester: May 1

Admitted Students

Newly admitted transfer students are contacted via email regarding their acceptance to Baruch College. Correspondence will be sent to the email address as indicated on the transfer application.

An official acceptance letter will be mailed, along with information on testing, credit evaluation, orientation and registration. 

To accept the offer of admission to Baruch College, students are required to submit an online transfer admissions response form by the due date stated in the acceptance letter/email, along with a $100 non-refundable commitment deposit, check or money order payable to “Baruch College”. This deposit will be applied towards the first semester tuition; it is not an additional fee. We recommend both be submitted as soon as possible in order to expedite the processing of your credit evaluation.

For any issues concerning the enrollment process, please contact .

Billing and Payment

Once you have registered for your classes, at or after orientation, a bill will be generated and available online on your personal student account at eSIMS.

For payment options or for more information about billing visit Payment Options.

For information about tuition and fees visit us at Tuition and Fees.

Financial Aid

Baruch offers financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and work, from Federal, State and institutional Sources. These include the:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  • Federal Direct (subsidized and unsubsidized) Loan
  • Federal Perkins Loan
  • Federal Work- Study
  • State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
  • State Aid to Part Time Students (ARTS)
  • Baruch Scholarships, Baruch Grant
  • Baruch Student Employment

How to Apply

All applicants for federal financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). You should apply online at the FAFSA website (http://www.FAFSA.ed.gov). The Title IV Code for Baruch College is 007273.

Office of Financial Aid Services
151 East 25 Street, Room 880
Phone: (646) 312-1406
Hours: Mon-Thurs 9:15-6 and Fri 9:15-4:30
For more information visit us at Financial Aid.
For more information about tuition and fees
visit us at Tuition and Fees.

Registration

During the Transfer Orientation session you will receive your Transfer Credit Evaluation and meet with an academic advisor to register for classes. You will be given the opportunity to register online using the eSIMS online registration system. Use the checklist below to make sure that you are ready to register.

Registration Checklist

  • Your immunization requirements have been satisfied.
  • You have taken and passed any required skills exams (CUNY Math exam and ACT, which consists of reading and writing exams).
  • You have taken the COMPASS Math Placement exam.
  • You have planned your schedule ahead of time using the Online Bulletin (which includes descriptions of all courses and degree requirements) and the Schedule of Classes, available on the Baruch website.

For registration and application deadlines, visit the Office of the Registrar webpage.

Office of the Registrar
Baruch College/CUNY
151 E 25th Street
Box H-0850
New York, NY 10010
Phone: 646-312-1150
Fax:  646-312-1269

Academic Advisement

At Transfer Orientation you will have the opportunity to speak with an academic advisor in a small group session. During this time you will receive your transfer credit evaluation and review your remaining degree requirements.

The staff at the Center for Academic Advisement offers a wide range of advisement and referral services to assist students with important decisions concerning their academic careers. These include in-person one-on-one advisement and a variety of workshops.

Center for Academic Advisement
Newman Vertical Campus (55 Lexington Avenue)
Room 5-215
New York, NY 10010
Tel: 646-312-4260

Residency

Students requesting Residency Status for tuition purposes should read the requirements necessary to qualify for New York State Residency. In all cases, a student must be a U. S. Citizen, Permanent Resident, or in a non-immigrant status that qualify for the resident rate.

For more information, visit the Residency website

Transfer Orientation

At Transfer Orientation you will

  • Learn about how to become a successful student at Baruch and about the vast academic resources available to support you during your time at the College. 
  • Receive your Transfer Credit Evaluation. It will reflect all the credits that have been successfully transferred to Baruch College.
  • Set up your electronic learning web accounts (email, BlackBoard and CUNY Portal accounts).
  • Start your registration process for the upcoming semester using the eSIMS online registration system.
  • Meet in a small group setting with an academic advisor, who will help you decide on a personalized program of study for your first semester at Baruch.

In order to attend Transfer Orientation, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You have been officially accepted to Baruch.
  • You have submitted the online response form and accepted our offer to attend Baruch College in a timely manner.
  • You have taken the required placement exams, prior to orientation.
  • Your Transfer Credit Evaluation has been processed by the Transfer Evaluation Office.

Invitations to Transfer Orientation will be made by the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs, based upon the order in which your response form was received by the Admissions Office. Transfer Orientations for the Fall 2010 semester will take place starting May 2010 throughout August 2010.
All transfer students are required to attend Transfer Orientation in order to register for classes.

Testing and Placement

In order to enroll at Baruch College, incoming transfer students must be tested in the following areas:

  • Skills Assessment Tests in reading, writing, and mathematics. The results of your scores on the Skills Assessment Tests may affect your admission or require that you take preparatory courses before enrolling at Baruch.
  • COMPASS Placement Test.  This test is mandatory even if you are exempt or certified in mathematics by CUNY. Click on the COMPASS link to view sample questions and test taking-tips.

The CUNY/ACT Skills Assessment Tests and the COMPASS Mathematics Placement Tests are used to demonstrate your readiness for college-level academic work and to determine your initial course placements in mathematics, writing and reading.

TESTING INFORMATION

Reading and Writing Requirement
Transfer students who have completed a 3 credit college-level English course with a grade of C or better from an accredited college or university are considered proficient in reading and writing, and exempt from the CUNY Reading and Writing exams. However, ESL students will be asked to take a placement test in reading and writing to assess their English Language Skills.

Transfer students who have not completed a 3 credit college-level English course with a grade of C or better must satisfy CUNY’s Basic Skills Assessment requirements prior to registration, by taking and passing the CUNY Reading and Writing exams or by meeting one of the criteria listed below:

  • Scored at least 480 on the verbal section of the SAT.
  • Scored at least 20 on the ACT.
  • Scored at least 75 on the New York State English Regents Examination.

Mathematics Requirement
Students who have completed a 3 credit college-level math course with a grade of C or better from an accredited college or university are considered proficient in math, and exempt from the CUNY mathematics exam.

Transfer students who have not completed a 3 credit college-level math course with a grade of C or better must satisfy CUNY’
s Mathematics exam or by meeting one of the criteria listed below:

  • Scored at least 510 on the mathematics section of the SAT.
  • Scored at least 21 on the ACT.
  • Scored at least 75 on the New York State Mathematics A or B or the Math Sequential II or III Regents Examinations.


ENGLISH PLACEMENT - for students transferring from a foreign university.

Transfer students whose last college of attendance was a foreign university must take the CUNY Reading and Writing exams for placement purposes. These exams are required prior to registration.

COMPASS MATH PLACEMENT EXAM

Baruch requires ALL entering students to take the COMPASS Math Placement Exam before being allowed to register. The COMPASS Math Exam score is used to determine the appropriate placement into mathematics or math-related courses. If you receive transfer credit for Pre-calculus or Calculus, your placement will be modified accordingly.

Testing tickets, which include the test date and time, are mailed with the acceptance letter. If you have not received a testing ticket or need to reschedule please contact the Office of Testing and Evaluation at (646) 312-4305 or send an email to

The Office of Testing and Evaluation is located at:

Newman Vertical Campus
55 Lexington Avenue
Room 5-220

Transfer Credit Evaluation

As soon as we receive your Transfer Response Form we will begin the process of evaluating your prior credits. Once your transcripts have been processed, your Transfer Credit Evaluation will be forwarded to the Office of Orientation and New Student Programs.

If you have attended a CUNY school, we encourage you to take a look at CUNY’s online Transfer Information and Program Planning Systems or TIPPS for information at what classes can transfer over to Baruch. 

Regarding courses in progress:

If you are currently registered for classes at another college, we will need an updated official transcript showing your grades at the end of the semester. Please have your previous institution submit an official transcript directly to Baruch College.

Regarding high school transcript:

You must also send an official high school transcript in order to determine if you have fulfilled the foreign language requirement for your degree at Baruch College.

All transcripts containing updated information must be mailed to:

Baruch College
Transfer Center
Box H-0725
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, NY 10010

  • Advanced Placement Examination (AP): If you have completed the AP Examination you can request the College Board to send your results to code 2034. Transfer credit will be given for grades 4 and 5 on the AP exam. Select this link to view the Baruch College AP Equivalencies.
    Please visit the College Board Score Reporting Services page for more information on score reporting services.
  • Credit is granted only for courses taken at institutions that are accredited by one of the regional accrediting commissions.
  • Transfer credit will only be granted from institutions listed on the student’s admission application.
  • You may receive credit for a course or its equivalent only once.
  • Credits earned with any passing grade from another unit of CUNY may be transferred to Baruch.
  • Credits from an accredited non-CUNY college may be accepted if a grade of at least C was obtained.
  • The maximum number of credits that may be transferred from an accredited four-year institution toward the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree is 90. The maximum number of credits that may be transferred toward the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree is 93.
  • The maximum number of credits that may be transferred from a two-year institution is 70.

Your Transfer Credit Evaluation

During the Advisement Session of Transfer Orientation you will receive your Transfer Credit Evaluation. It will reflect the institutions you attended and the equivalent courses and credits that have been successfully transferred to Baruch College. It will also include a comments section stating the status of your evaluation as well as any pending requirements. 

Immunization

New York State Law requires all college students to document their immunization against measles, mumps and rubella.
Students must submit their immunization documentation no later than the first day of classes.

For detailed information regarding immunization and to obtain a copy of the Immunization Form, please visit the Immunization website.

All immunization forms and documents must be submitted to the Medical Records Unit, located in the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Medical Records Unit
One Bernard Baruch Way
Box H-0720
New York, NY 10010
Tel: (646) 312.1400
Fax: (646) 312.1362 or 63

Application Process

Application Process

Students who have attended college(s) or post secondary institution(s) should complete an Undergraduate Transfer Application for Admission on which they indicate Baruch College as their first choice. The application requires an official transcript from each institution attended and a $70 application fee (if applicable). Transfer applicants are evaluated initially on cumulative GPA of all institutions attended and academic history. Students who have earned less than 30 credits are also evaluated on their high school performance.

Applicants from non-English-speaking countries and whose secondary and post secondary education were not in English are required to submit TOEFL scores along with the original transcripts and translations to the processing center.

Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1
Spring: September 15

Apply Now!

Transfer applications are processed on a rolling basis and students are accepted until our class is full.  Applications received at the University Application Processing Center (UAPC) after the dates indicated above will be processed on a space-available basis.

In order to begin the application process, visit the Transfer Admission Profile on the CUNY website.

Admissions processing takes about 6-8 weeks, please be patient.

Application Status
To check the status of your application contact the CUNY Helpdesk for Students and Application Status at (212) 997-CUNY (2869), or email them at:

Please send all required application materials to the University Application Processing Center.

CUNY/UAPC
Transfer Admission
P.O. Box 359023
Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023