Before students submit an application to CINY, please review our transfer policy outlined below followed by step-by-step application instructions.
Please note that all credit approval is contingent upon official transcripts from prior schools, evaluation by the Office of the Registrar, administrative approval and/or evaluation by the appropriate School Dean.
Students may transfer up to 30 credits toward an Associate Degree or up to 90 credits into the Bachelor’s Degree program from an accredited degree-granting college or university.
Students can earn credit if they:
CINY grants credit earned through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP), the Advanced Placement Program and other examinations based on the students program of study. Students can take the CLEP exam by clicking here.
Adults and returning students with relevant work history may receive up to 12 credits for prior learning experience.
Students will need to complete and submit an online application, which includes a personal essay.
After completing and submitting the online application, students will need to provide CINY with the following:
To complete the application, students will need to schedule an interview with CINY’s Dean, Frank Costantino, to discuss their educational goals, career aspirations and outside interests. Students who live outside of the New York City Metropolitan area may conduct their interview over the phone. Please call the admissions office to schedule an interview after completing steps one and two.
Many of our students receive some form of financial assistance from merit-based scholarships to government grants and loans. Below is a list of some of the most important information and documents students will need:
Proof of Income Documents (one or more may be required):
For more information about tuition and financial aid benefits at CINY, please visit our Financial Aid section.
Once students have been accepted to CINY, they will need to take a one-hour placement test to determine the appropriate Math and English courses for enrollment. They will also be given an appointment for registration and "freshmen day" before the semester begins.