Undergraduate Applicants Educated Outside the U.S.

The CUNY School of Professional Studies offers undergraduate degree programs that provide the opportunity for online and on campus study in a variety of disciplines. While we cannot issue an F-1 visa for a fully online degree program, our online undergraduate offerings provide a chance for international students to earn an affordable degree while residing in their home country. In addition to the admissions criteria, applicants who were educated outside of the United States have two options for the admissions review of their foreign transcripts. 

Option One

Send an official transcript in the original language from each postsecondary school/university attended in a sealed envelope and an English translation if the transcript is in a language other than English. This option does not have any cost associated. The evaluation will be conducted for free.

Please submit all application documents 8-10 weeks in advance of the application deadline to allow for the additional time needed to verify foreign credentials. Documents should be mailed to the address below

CUNY School of Professional Studies
c/o Admissions Suite 217
119 W 31st St. New York, NY 10001

Option Two

Send your documents to one of two approved private evaluation services. Please note that costs may vary. This is a recommended option for an expedited processing time to meet admissions deadlines.

When using a private evaluation agency, please make sure to: 

  1. Request a “CUNY Undergraduate Evaluation.” 
  2. Ask for an official course-by-course evaluation report which includes a GPA based on all secondary school course work and any external examination certificates earned.
  3. Request that the evaluation service includes certified copies of all documentation used for the evaluation.

English Language Test Requirements

Applicants who did not complete their undergraduate degree at an English-speaking institution are required to submit a satisfactory score on one of the tests of facility in English listed below. Please note that scores must come directly from the testing agency directly.

Test Required Minimum Score
Test of English as a Foreign Language* (TOEFL) – CUNY School of Professional Studies, Code 4829 Paper Test: 550
Internet-Based Test (IBT): 80
Duolingo – For the Duolingo English Test, please follow the instructions outlined in Duolingo's "How do I send my Duolingo English Test results to institutions?" documentation to send your score for free. 105
Pearson Academic 53
IELTS* 6.5

Please note that all materials and documents submitted as part of an application for admission become the property of CUNY/UAPC and cannot be returned. *TOEFL  and IELTS scores are valid for two years.