Freshman Applicants


Freshmen are students who have not attended a college or university after completing high school. These students should file the Freshman Application for Admission indicating Medgar Evers College as their first choice. The application requires an application fee and an official high school transcript, copy of a high school diploma, or General Education Diploma (GED) scores from an accredited educational institution. Neither a high school certificate nor an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) diploma is acceptable. International applicants from non–English-speaking countries must also submit TOEFL scores.

In partnership with the New York City Board of Education, the University has instituted requirements for entering students called the College Preparatory Initiative (CPI). Freshman applicants to our baccalaureate degree programs will be screened initially to select those with a minimum 80 average including academic subjects of:

  1. Two (2) units of Laboratory Science

  2. Three (3) units of Mathematics

  3. Four (4) units of English

  4. Four (4) units of Social Science

  5. Two (2) units of Foreign Language

  6. One (1) unit of Fine Arts

Each unit must equal a one-year high school course.

All other applicants may be considered for our associate degree programs. The admissions decision will be based on the overall high school performance of the applicants.

SEEK (Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge) Program provides a limited number of economically and educationally dis- advantaged U.S. citizen, U.S. legal permanent resident, asylee, or refugee students with academic services and a stipend to help meet educational costs. Students applying for SEEK admission must com- plete the appropriate portion of the CUNY Freshman Application and select the SEEK option. Students who meet financial guidelines and show strong motivation for a college education are considered for this program. A stipend for educational expenses is awarded to those students who are eligible.

Credit for Work Completed During High School

Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) examinations with appropriate grades within certain disciplines and for work completed in Office of Admissions recognized pre-freshman programs may be considered.

College Now students and those students who have completed col- lege-level coursework offered by an accredited senior or community college; while in high school, may receive credit for courses in which grades of C or better are earned. Official college transcripts must be submitted to UAPC or to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment for credit to be considered.

All accepted students must demonstrate basic skills proficiency upon admission to the college. Please see the “Academic Requirements and Regulations” section of this catalog.