We understand that the year ahead will be challenging in many ways and applying to college will look different. At the City University of New York (CUNY) and the State University of New York (SUNY), the priority is to ensure that students can explore colleges and apply without risk to their health and safety.
Here are a few updates:
SAT and ACT Test Suspension for Spring 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
CUNY is implementing a temporary test-blind policy for all undergraduate programs. During this time, students who apply to CUNY will not be required to submit their SAT or ACT scores, nor will they be considered if received. For more information on how this will impact application review, click here.
SUNY has temporarily suspended SAT/ACT testing requirements for students applying for admission to a bachelor’s degree-granting college for the spring 2021, fall 2021, and spring 2022 terms. You may now decide whether or not to include your scores for admission consideration at each college to which you apply.
If you believe your scores are an accurate representation of your ability, SUNY colleges can consider them along with all other materials in your application file. If you think your scores do not represent your abilities, SUNY colleges can holistically evaluate your application without considering them. We recommend that you consult your school counselor or advisor if you are unsure about what to do.
CUNY can now accept NYC student transcripts via Naviance. Please add City University of New York (CUNY) to your list of schools if you are planning to apply. Students should request one transcript, even if they have chosen to apply to multiple CUNY colleges.
Schools that do not use Naviance may continue to submit transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a NYC DOE public school student you do not need to request your transcript if their OSIS number was provided on your CUNY application.