Students who have not attended a college, university, or postsecondary institution are admitted through the University Application Processing Center (UAPC) as freshmen. The City University's application form can be accessed online at www.cuny.edu.
Freshman applications must be accompanied by a $65.00 application fee and official copies of any documents (for example, high school transcripts; GED, SAT, and/or TOEFL scores) that are needed to prove the student's eligibility for admission.
Admission is based on a variety of factors, and each applicant is considered individually. The minimum requirements for admission as a first-time entering freshman are as follows:
- 16 credits earned in college preparatory classes
- An average of 80 or higher in college preparatory classes and a combined reading and math SAT of 900 or higher, or the ACT equivalent. The Office of Admissions and Recruitment will review each applicant's overall academic performance. The following distribution of high school courses is recommended:
Four years of English
Four years of Social Studies
Three years of Mathematics
Two years of Foreign Language
Two years of Lab Science
One year of Fine Arts
All students are subject to City University of New York testing requirements. For details, see the Office of Testing and Scholarships website at www.lehman.edu. An applicant who fails to meet all of the above criteria may still be considered for admission if she or he shows evidence of strong academic preparation, such as exceeding the minimum requirements in college preparatory classes, or strong performance on other assessments of academic skills, such as Regents examinations.
- GED and TOEFL Score Requirements:
Applicants with a minimum total standard GED score of 3100 or higher on all five content area tests will be considered. Applicants educated in non-English speaking schools must score 500 or higher on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) to be considered for admission. The above admission criteria are subject to change. Inquiries and appeals may be directed to Laurie Austin, director, Admissions and Recruitment, at 718-960-8706.
Last modified: 1/23/2014