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Steps for a Successful Transfer to Lehman College

Undergraduate Applications

As a senior College of the City University of New York, Lehman participates in the CUNY application process. Applicants are admitted through the University Application Processing Center (UAPC) to one or more of the seventeen undergraduate CUNY colleges they select on the application. Prospective undergraduates apply either as entering freshmen or as transfer students. If you have ever attended college, in the U.S. or elsewhere, you must apply as a transfer student.

Click Here To OpenHow Do I Apply?

Apply online. All freshmen and transfer applicants should apply to Lehman College directly through CUNY's online application process.

Freshman Admission
You are considered a freshman applicant if you have not previously attended a college, university and/or proprietary school since graduating high school.

  • A non-refundable $65 application fee. Payment can be made by check, money order, or credit card
  • Official high school transcript(s) with proof of graduation
  • Or GED diploma and GED scores
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • TOEFL score (International applicants only)
Transfer Admission
You are considered a transfer applicant if you have attended a college, university and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school/secondary school. This applies whether or not you are seeking transfer credit and/or changing your program of study.
  • A non-refundable $70 application fee. Payment can be made by check, money order or credit card
  • Official transcript(s) from all colleges, universities and/or proprietary schools attended
  • Transfer students with fewer than 24 credits earned must also submit an official high school transcript and proof of high school graduation
  • TOEFL scores (International applicants only)
Supporting documents should be sent to CUNY/UAPC to the correct P.O. Box address:
  • General Freshman Admission CUNY/UAPC O. BOX 350136 Brooklyn, NY 11235
  • Macaulay Honors College CUNY/UAPC O. BOX 350046 Brooklyn, NY 11235
  • General Transfer Admission CUNY/UAPC O. BOX 350145 Brooklyn, NY 11235

Click Here To OpenReadmit Application

Welcome back to the Lehman community!
You are considered a readmit applicant if you previously attended Lehman College without earning a degree and now wish to do so.

The steps in the readmission process are simple:

  • Complete the Readmission Application Request Form. We will review your academic record to determine eligibility and then send you the readmission application.
  • Once you receive the link to the application, submit the completed application to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at
  • The $20 readmission application processing fee will be added to your tuition bill.
  • Official Transcripts are required for all colleges/universities attended after leaving Lehman College. Students who have earned an Associate’s Degree since leaving Lehman College must meet the following minimum GPA requirements:
    • Associates Degree in Arts: cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
    • Associates Degree in Science: cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
    • Associates Degree in Arts: cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
    • Associates Degree in Science: cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
    • Associates Degree in Applied Science: cumulative GPA of 2.3 or above
Former students with a Lehman cumulative GPA lower than 2.0 must file an appeal for readmission prior to filing a re-admit application. Appeals are filed with the Office of Academic Standards and Evaluation. For further information regarding the appeal process, please visit the Appeal FAQ page.

For additional information about the readmission process please email:

Click Here To OpenNon-Degree Application

A non-degree student is not officially registered in a degree program and is not a candidate for a degree. However, credits earned by students with non-degree status may later be transferred to a degree program. Please note that non-degree students register for courses on a space-available basis.
The admission requirements for non-degree students are the same as those for regular degree students.

Required documents:
  • Complete the Non-degree application
  • A non-refundable $65 check or money order made payable to Lehman College
  • High School transcript (if you never attended college)
  • Or most recent college transcript or proof of bachelor’s degree

Click Here To OpenNon-Degree to Degree

Students who previously attended Lehman College in a non-degree status and now wish to pursue a degree program must file a Transfer Application and submit official transcript(s) from all college(s)/institution(s) attended.

Click Here To OpenVisiting Student Application

Students that are enrolled at a non-CUNY institution and seek to enroll in courses at Lehman for the current semester must apply as a visiting student. Permission to register as a visiting student is valid for one semester at a time. Visiting students must submit new documentation from their primary colleges for each succeeding semester.

To apply as a Non-CUNY Visiting Student, visit the Office of Special Academic Sessions website.

Click Here To OpenCUNY Permit Application

Students currently pursuing a degree at another CUNY college who wish to take a credit bearing course at Lehman are exempt from the application processing fee. They must submit an e-permit via CUNYfirst account. Tuition for courses taken at Lehman is paid at the student's primary college after the student has registered at both institutions. Detailed information about filing a CUNY e-permit is available here.

Click Here To OpenSenior Citizens (Encore Program) Application

Through Lehman's Encore Program, New York State residents 60 years and older as of the first day of classes are permitted to enroll as auditors in Lehman College undergraduate courses on a space-available basis, tuition-free. Senior auditors will not receive academic credit. Individuals enrolling under this program are charged a $65 fee per semester, plus a $15 consolidated fee. Senior citizens who wish to enroll for credit must pay full tuition and fees. Required documents:

  • Complete the Encore application
  • New York State issued driver’s license or identification card to verify eligibility.