This blog is for newly admitted students to the Graduate Center, CUNY.
We would like to welcome and congratulate you! If you haven’t already accepted our offer of admission please do so by logging back into the online application. Registration materials will not be generated for you if you do not officially accept the offer.
Official Documents – Transcripts and Test Scores
Due to COVID-19 shutting down physical facilities we recommend that you request official digital copies of transcripts, whenever possible. The email address these should be delivered to is email@example.com. Please note that transcripts are only considered official if they come directly to us from your school’s Registrar or from a transcript service (Parchment, etc. list them)–a transcript that you forward to us (or that you uploaded into your application when you applied for admissions) will not be considered official. If you have any questions please contact us at this same email address; we want to work with you if there are any problems.
All admitted students need to send official, copies of all their academic transcripts. Official hard copies can either be sent though the postal mail in unopened envelopes sealed by the issuing institution OR electronically from Parchment and/or Clearinghouse. Transcripts from degree granting institutions also need to also list proof of degree as having been issued. These should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions prior to registration. Questions regarding these documents or electronic documents should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please have transcripts sent by mail to:
Office of Admissions, The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7201
New York, NY 10016
Official GRE/TOEFL/GMAT/IELTS scores need to be sent to The Graduate Center directly by the test issuer.
The official school code for GRE and TOEFL is: 2113
The official school code for GMAT is: XWT-S7-47
All new students are required to submit up to date immunization information prior to registration.
NY State Residency (F1 and J1 visa holders will not be able to file for residency)
If you are a US citizen and have lived at your current NY state address for more than a year, you should automatically be identified to receive in-state tuition.
If you are a US citizen and a NY state resident, but have lived at your present NY State address for less than one calendar year, please fill out the NY State Residency Form and return it to the Office of Admissions by mail or email. Guidelines for completing the residency form can be found here.
If you are a Permanent Resident or if you are on a visa other than B, C, D, F, H2, H3, H4, J, M, O, P, Q, or TN and live in NY State please fill out the NY State Residency Form and return it to the Office of Admissions by mail or email. Guidelines for completing the residency form can be found here.
Registration instructions will be sent to you by email usually in the second week in August. Since that is several months from now, however, don’t forget to keep us informed of any email address changes. (You can send those updates to email@example.com)
Applicants who will apply for Nonimmigrant F-1 or J-1 Entry Visas to the United States, and applicants already in the United States in F-1 or J-1 Student Status must complete the “Request for Certificate of Eligibility and Declaration & Certification of Finances for International Students.” More information can be found on this page.
1. United States government regulations require documentary evidence of financial support for the duration of a proposed course of study prior to the issuance of the Certificate of Eligibility (Form I-20 or DS-2019).
2. This documentation may also be requested by United States Consular officials upon application for an Entry Visa, by U.S., immigration inspectors at Ports of Entry into the United States, or by immigration inspectors when applications are made for extension of stay or change of Status in the United States.
3. Submit original documents in support of this application and prepare an additional set of original documents for support of visa applications.
An applicant who would like to change Immigration status to F-1 Student Status should consult the Office of International Students for information on the correct procedure to follow.
Permanent Residents must document their status in the Office of Admissions.
All questions regarding Immigration Status should be directed to the Office of International Students at firstname.lastname@example.org
More New Student Information
We will update this blog regularly throughout the summer with topics that we hope you will find interesting and informative. Please feel free to leave comments about what additional topics you might like us to cover. Furthermore, we suggest take the time to explore the rest of the CUNY Commons. It is a resource that will become fully available to you as a member and content creator once you have fully registered as a student and have a gradcenter.cuny.edu email address.
We look forward to you becoming a part of our intellectual community!