Cuny Essays

How do I send my essay?

After you have applied to Hunter via your CUNY Admission Application, you will recieve the essay invitation via email. From the essay inviation, simply click on the link "Submit Your Essay." Clicking this link will redirect you to the Essay Submission Page where you will follow steps 1-3 to successfully submit your essay.

Why was my apostrophe converted to an inverted question mark? Did I do something wrong?

No, you did not do anything wrong. Our system just has a funny way of doing things. We are aware that the inverted question mark is not an error on your part, rather our system has something against apostrophes when it returns the data back to you. As a reminder, you can always click the link in your confirmation email to view and make changes to your essay, but it is not necessary in the event you see an inverted question mark.

How can I make corrections to my essay after I submit it?

You can expect to receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of submitting your essay. Clicking the link in the email will let you review your essay and make corrections as needed.

My essay exceeds the 600-word limit. Can I still submit it?

Yes, of course; however, It is best to stay within our required word limit since our system limits the amount of total characters allowed. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Where do I add the topic for my essay if I chose option 3?

You can add the topic of your essay directly above your essay entry. If this will cause the word count to exceed the 600 word limit, please email your essay topic to and it will be noted on your record.

Can I email my essay or mail it to the Admissions office?

Please don't. :) In order to have your essay correctly updated in our system, please submit your essay by clicking on the link "Submit your Essay" in your invitation email.

I missed the deadline or submitted my application after February 1st can I still submit my essay?

Please do. :) We will continue to accept essays after February 1 deadline, pending the College is still accepting applications for the Fall semester.

Still need help? Contact us at

Freshman Applicants

Special note:
Baruch College supports the right of young people to peacefully demonstrate. High school disciplinary action stemming from nonviolent protests will have no effect on our admissions decisions.

Hello high schoolers! A quick note: these recommendations are designed for current high school seniors, but that doesn't mean you can't get an early start on the application pieces if you're a Junior or Sophomore.

Baruch makes decisions on a rolling basis but recommends completing applications well before the below "priority deadlines." In other words, if you're ready to apply by November or December, go right ahead and submit the CUNY application.


>>Spring 2019 Application<<

Priority Deadline: September 15th



>>Fall 2018 Application<<

Priority Deadline: February 1st



Application Requirements


Submit your completed CUNY Application by the priority deadline. Applications are only accepted online.

Official high school transcript

An official paper transcript must be sent directly to CUNY/UAPC (the address is below this list) in a sealed, school-issued envelope.

Test scores

Have SAT or ACT scores sent directly to CUNY (Baruch’s SAT / ACT score code is 2950). We also accept test scores sent by your high school counselor/college advisor.

Non-refundable $65 application processing fee

The easiest and fastest way to pay the fee is online by credit card using a Visa or MasterCard (via the CUNY Portal).


Recommended Application Materials

Supplemental Materials

In order to provide us with a more well-rounded view, we recommend students complete the Supplemental Essay and Activities Supplement.

Letters of recommendation

Students may submit up to two letters of recommendation by mailing the documents to CUNY/UAPC (see address below).


International Students
The deadlines we have listed for the CUNY applications are Priority Deadlines for applicants within the United States. We suggest international students have their applications completed and sent in at least 4 weeks prior to the deadline. Applications will not be complete, and therefore cannot be processed, until all required documents have arrived at CUNY.


After you submit your completed application, the admissions review process begins. We strongly encourage applicants to mail all of your documents together and to include your W# (Application identification #). Mail should be sent to:

The City University of New York
University Application Processing Center (UAPC)
P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235


Admissions Decisions

We examine your entire high school academic records, including difficulty of classes, GPA and grade trends. We also look at the strength of your standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, NY State Regents) and any additional supporting documents including the recommended essay, activity sheet, and letters of recommendation.

Decision letters are mailed out 6-8 weeks after the priority deadline. We strongly recommend students complete their applications by December 1. CUNY's priority deadline is Feb. 1. Applications submitted after Feb. 1 will be considered on a space available basis. You can check the status of your submitted application at your CUNY portal account. You can also call the processing center's automated system at the Office of Admissions Services at (212) 997-2869.

CUNY hosts an excellent resource for high school students, available here.

For further information, see CUNY's information on admission decisions here.


Macaulay Honors Program @ Baruch College

Fall Deadline (no early decision or action) >> December 1st

The Macaulay Honors College application is available online. The Macaulay application requires test scores, two essays and two letters of recommendation. If Baruch is your first choice for honors, make sure to list it as such on your application.

Students applying to Macaulay may also be considered for the Baruch Honors program and other merit-based scholarships. For more information please visit: Macaulay Honors Program.

SEEK Program

The Percy Ellis Sutton SEEK (Search for Education Elevation and Knowledge) Program provides economically disadvantaged students with the tools they need to create their own success: to graduate and pursue fulfilling and productive lives, to develop an awareness of themselves and a sense of dedication to their community.

In order to be considered, students must complete the SEEK application by Feb. 1. If all academic requirements are met, applicants will be asked to submit supporting documents to prove financial eligibility.

0 thoughts on “Cuny Essays

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *