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Application Checklist
We recommend using CUNY's useful list during your Admissions process: Freshman Application Worksheet (PDF).

Recommended Application Essay & Activity Sheet: Click here

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Hello high schoolers! A quick note: these recommendations are designed for current high school seniors, but that doesn't mean you can't get an early start on the application pieces if you're a Junior or Sophomore.

Baruch makes decisions on a rolling basis and recommends completing applications well in advance of the below "priority deadlines." In other words, if you're ready to apply by November or December, go right ahead and submit the CUNY application.


>>Spring 2016 Application<<

Priority Deadline: September 15th



>>Fall 2016 Application<<

Priority Deadline: February 1st



Application Requirements

Submit your completed CUNY Application by the priority deadline. Applications are only accepted online.
Official high school transcript
An official paper transcript must be sent directly to CUNY/UAPC (the address is below this list) in a sealed, school-issued envelope.
Test scores
Have SAT or ACT scores sent directly to CUNY (Baruch’s SAT / ACT score code is 2950). We also accept test scores sent by your high school counselor/college advisor.
Non-refundable $65 application processing fee
The easiest and fastest way to pay the fee is online by credit card using a Visa or MasterCard (via the CUNY Portal).


Recommended Application Materials

Supplemental Materials
In order to provide us with a more well-rounded view, we recommend students complete the Supplemental Essay and Activity Sheet.
Letters of recommendation
Students may submit up to two letters of recommendation by mailing the documents to CUNY/UAPC (see address below).


*International Students: The deadlines we have listed for the CUNY applications are Priority Deadlines for applicants within the United States. We suggest international students have their applications completed and sent in at least 4 weeks prior to the deadline. Applications will not be complete, and therefore cannot be processed, until all required documents have arrived at CUNY>.


After you submit your completed application, the admissions review process begins. We strongly encourage applicants to mail all of your documents together and to include your W# (Application identification #). Mail should be sent to:

The City University of New York
University Application Processing Center (UAPC)
P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235


Admissions Decisions

We examine your entire high school academic records, including difficulty of classes, GPA and grade trends. We also look at the strength of your standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, NY State Regents) and any additional supporting documents including the recommended essay, activity sheet, and letters of recommendation.

Decision letters are mailed out 6-8 weeks after the priority deadline. We strongly recommend students complete their applications by December 1. CUNY's priority deadline is Feb. 1. Applications submitted after Feb. 1 will be considered on a space available basis. You can check the status of your submitted application at your CUNY portal account. You can also call the processing center's automated system at the Office of Admissions Services at (212) 997-2869.

CUNY hosts an excellent resource for high school students, available here.

For further information, see CUNY's information on admission decisions here.


Macaulay Honors Program @ Baruch College

Fall Deadline (no early decision or action) >> December 1st

The Macaulay Honors College application is available online. The Macaulay application requires test scores, two essays and two letters of recommendation. If Baruch is your first choice for honors, make sure to list it as such on your application.

Students applying to Macaulay may also be considered for the Baruch Honors program and other merit-based scholarships. For more information please visit: Macaulay Honors Program.

SEEK Program

The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK (Search for Education Elevation and Knowledge) Program provides economically disadvantaged students with the tools they need to create their own success: to graduate and pursue fulfilling and productive lives, to develop an awareness of themselves and a sense of dedication to their community.

In order to be considered, students must complete the SEEK applicatin by Feb. 1. If all academic requirements are met, applicants will be asked to submit supporting documents to prove financial eligibility.