Applicants must meet the following admissions criteria:
have completed at least 12 college credits with at least a 2.50 cumulative GPA. NOTE: This requirement will be 2.80 effective for Summer/Fall 2013 admissions. The program may still consider candidates with overall GPAs below the minimum if they have recent academic work with grades of “B” or better. The program will also review the GPA in completed courses related to the student’s proposed area of concentration.
propose a single or dual area(s) of concentration in a unique or interdisciplinary field(s) of study.
present a well-written personal statement articulating your personal, academic, and career goals as they relate to your proposed area of concentration and application to the program.
be or become matriculated (enrolled as a degree seeking student) at a CUNY community or senior college. Students may apply to CUNY concurrently with applying to the program.
have passed (or been exempted from) the CUNY Assessment Tests in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Students may take or re-take these exams, or be in the process of meeting the proficiency standards concurrently with applying to the program.
Also required: a strong letter of recommendation by a professor in support of the student’s application. The letter should assess the applicant’s current capabilities and future promise in undertaking the responsibilities of an individualized course of study. Students and faculty who would like additional guidance about the recommendation can read: http://cunyba.gc.cuny.edu/identifying-potential-students/
These are minimum criteria only and do not guarantee admission. CUNY BA reserves the right to request additional documents that may assist the Admissions Committee in evaluating the application. An admissions interview is also required.