To begin the “direct admissions” process, please bring all of the required documentation (see below) upon arrival to Admissions. In addition, please complete and submit this (preliminary) application for admission, along with your documentation.
A freshman is an applicant who has never attended college. Even if you have taken college courses in high school, you are still considered a first-time college student and should file accordingly.
Freshmen applying for direct admissions must meet the Freshman Admissions Requirements. A complete application will consist of the following:
- Application fee of $65. Payable by money order, debit or credit card.
- Official high school transcript(s) (in a sealed envelope) with proof of graduation or GED/TASC scores
- Minimum academic requirement – High School average of 65 or 2250 on the GED or 2500 on the TASC. Student copies, term reports or printouts will not be accepted.
- SAT/ACT scores (to be considered for entry into a four-year degree program)
A transfer applicant is one who has previously attended a college/university or trade school and must submit all official transcripts accordingly.
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, debit or credit card.
- 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.
- Minimum academic requirement – GPA of 2.0 from a CUNY college or a GPA of 2.2 from a non CUNY college.
- Transfer students without less than 24 college credits must also submit an official high school transcript and proof of graduation or its equivalent (GED -2250 or TASC 2500)
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
1637 Bedford Avenue, Suite 120
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 applicants can demonstrate proficiency in reading and writing by the following means:
- SAT I Verbal score of 480 or higher or SAT Critical Reading score of 480 or higher or SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW) section score of 480 or higher
- ACT English score of 20 or higher
- N.Y. State English Regents score of 75 or higher
Prospective applicants can demonstrate basic proficiency in mathematics by the following means:
- SAT Math score of 500 or higher
- SAT Math Section (exam date March 2016 and thereafter), score of 530 or higher
- ACT Math score of 21 or higher
- N.Y. State Regents:
- Common Core Regents: Score of 70 or higher in Algebra I or a score of 70 or higher in Geometry or a score of 65 or higher in Algebra 2.
- Score of 80 or higher in Integrated Algebra or Geometry or Algebra 2/Trigonometry AND successful completion of the Algebra 2/Trigonometry or higher-level course.
- Score of 75 or higher in one of the following:
- Math A or Math B
- Sequential II or Sequential III
DISCLAIMER: Medgar Evers College requires all new students who have met the University’s college readiness requirement in math to take the College-Level Math (Math 6) test. The results of this test will be used to place students in the appropriate mathematics course.
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.
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 Deposit Payment Instructions, to confirm your enrollment at Medgar Evers College, please complete the Commitment Form and submit it as soon as possible.
Once you register for classes, the deposit will be applied towards the first semester tuition charges, and it is not an additional fee.
For further inquiries, please contact us at:MECadmissions@mec.cuny.edu