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Candidates for the bachelor's degrees must demonstrate basic proficiency in reading, writing, and mathematics, as required by University policy as stated below.
Applicants should have a minimum of 24 earned credits and a GPA of 2.5 or better to qualify for admission. No more than 90 credits will be transferable to the 120-credit degree program. All University policies regarding skills and proficiency testing, grading, transfer credit, and degree completion will apply, as outlined below. A team of transfer-credit evaluation specialists will carefully review each student's transcript.
All students admitted to degree candidacy in The City University of New York must satisfy the reading, writing and mathematics basic skills requirements. Any person who passed a Freshman Composition Course or higher with a grade of “C” or better meets this requirement. Likewise, anyone who earned a “C” or better in a three-credit college mathematics course meets the mathematics requirement.
Reading and Writing
Proficiency may also be demonstrated in reading and writing by meeting any of the following criteria:
- SAT I verbal score of 480 or higher or critical reading score of 480 or higher
- ACT English score of 20 or higher
- New York State English Regents score of 75 or higher
Proficiency may also be demonstrated in mathematics by meeting any of the following criteria:
- SAT Math score of 510
- ACT Math score of 21 or higher
- New York State Regents score of 75 or higher in one of the following:
- Math A
- Math B
- Sequential II, or
- Sequential III
CUNY's Skills Assessment Tests
Students who do not meet one or more of the CUNY Basic Skills requirements will be required to pass the Skills Assessment Test in the appropriate area prior to admission to a degree program.
More detailed information about CUNY Skills Testing Requirements may be found on the following websites: CUNY Testing Programs, CUNY Skills Assessment Program, www.collegeboard.com and www.ACT.org. Advisors are available to speak with you, day and evening, by chatting live online or by calling 212.652.CUNY (2869).