Freshman Application Online Process

Students who have never attended a college, university, or post-secondary institution since graduating from high school/secondary school or receiving a high school equivalency diploma in the U.S. or abroad should file a CUNY Online Application for Freshman.

The freshman application requires the following:

  1. An official high school transcript or the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) and scores with a minimum score of 2250 (formerly 225). The following are not acceptable:
    • A high school certificate
    • Commencement Credential Diploma formally known as an IEP diploma
    • At-home-study diploma
    • Correspondence High School diploma
  2. An original high school diploma. (May be required if student is a senior in high school once it becomes available).
  3. A $65 application processing fee to be paid online using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express or electronic check. You can also submit a money order payable to Hostos Community College when applying in person.
  4. Students educated outside the United States should refer to the "Students Educated Abroad" section for additional information and requirements.
Please follow the instructions on the CUNY Admissions web site for applying and/or submitting supporting documents.