Direct Admissions

The deadline to apply for Direct Admissions for the Fall 2015 semester is Friday, August 14, 2015. For more information, please contact the Office of Admissions at MECadmissions@mec.cuny.edu

Freshman

Prospective freshmen applying for direct admissions must meet the Freshmen Admissions Requirements and provide the following documents to be considered for admissions:

  • Application fee of $65. Payable by money order; no cash.
  • Official high school transcript(s) (in a sealed envelope) with proof of graduation or GED diploma and scores (Score of 2500 or better) Student copies, term reports or printouts will not be accepted.
  • SAT/ACT scores

Transfers

Prospective transfers applying for direct admissions must meet the Transfer Admissions Requirements and provide the following documents to be considered for admission:  

  • Application fee of $70. Payable by money order; no cash.
  • Non-CUNY transfer students must submit an official transcript(s) from all colleges/universities attended (in a sealed envelope). Student copies, term reports or printouts will not be accepted.
  • Transfer students without a bachelor’s degree must also submit an official high school transcript and proof of graduation.

Official transcripts may be hand-delivered in a sealed envelope from the issuing college or high school or mailed to:

The Office of Admissions
Medgar Evers College
1638 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Additional information may be needed upon review of direct admissions applications (i.e. US Passport, Permanent Residency Card, Certificate of Naturalization or Proof of NYS Residency)

CUNY Math, Reading, & Writing Proficiency

Reading and Writing
Prospective applicant can demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing by the following means:

  • SAT Critical Reading score of 480 or higher
  • ACT English score of 21 or higher
  • N.Y. State English Regents score of 75 or higher

Mathematics
Prospective applicant can demonstrate basic proficiency in mathematics by the following means:

  • SAT Math score of 500 or higher (ACT of 21), or
  • A COMPASS score of 40 or higher on the elementary algebra module, or
  • N.Y. State Regents:
    • Score of 70 or higher on Algebra I and successful completion of Algebra II/Trigonometry or higher.
    • Score of 80 or higher on Integrated Algebra and successful completion of the Algebra 2/Trigonometry or higher-level course.
    • Score of 75 or higher Math A, Math B, Sequential II, or Sequential III.

DISCLAIMER: Medgar Evers College requires all new students to take the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics (Math 3) for placement into college level math courses, even if they meet one of the criteria listed above.
Transfer Students from outside CUNY

  • Students with a 3 credit college-level English course with a grade of 'C' or better from an accredited college or university are considered proficient in reading and writing.
  • Students with a 3 credit college-level math course with a grade of 'C' or better from an accredited college or university are considered proficient in math at all colleges.
  • Transfer applicants to associate programs who are not proficient based on the SAT, ACT, NYS Regents exams, or prior English or math courses must take the appropriate CUNY Assessment Tests. These applicants do not have to demonstrate proficiency to be admitted.

Transfers from a CUNY college

  • All students who wish to transfer from a CUNY associate program to a CUNY bachelor's program must meet the college's proficiency requirement in reading, writing, and mathematics to be admitted:
    • Students with a 3 credit college-level English course with a grade of 'C' or better from a CUNY college are considered proficient in reading and writing.
    • Students who have successfully completed Elementary Algebra or a 3 credit college-level math course at a CUNY college are considered proficient in math.

Exceptions: If you are applying to a bachelor's degree program, CUNY allows three types of exceptions to these skill level requirements:
Applicants Who Have Already Completed a Bachelor's Degree

If you have already completed a bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited program, you are exempt from the CUNY Admissions assessment requirements.

ESL Applicants
If you qualify as an ESL student and you can demonstrate the college's required skill level in math you do not need to demonstrate CUNY Admissions levels in reading and writing prior to admission. You have two years to do so.

Applicants Qualifying for SEEK Program
If you qualify for the SEEK program you do not need to demonstrate the required skill levels prior to admission. You have one year to do so in reading and writing, and two years to do so in mathematics.

Commitment Forms
To confirm your enrollment at Medgar Evers College, please complete the Commitment Form and submit it as soon as possible.

For further inquiries, please contact us at:

Telephone: 718-270-6024
Email:  MECadmissions@mec.cuny.edu