Starting for the fall 2019 semester, students applying from any of the 19 designated early college initiative high schools will follow the policies below when applying to a CUNY school:
All applicants, regardless of how many college credits attempted or earned while in high school, will apply to CUNY as freshman applicants.
As part of the admission review process, ECI/BHSEC applicants will be evaluated with both the freshman and transfer admission criteria. This practice will maximize their opportunity for admission by ensuring all of their college credits and college GPA factor into their review.
Transfer credits awarded to students upon matriculation will not affect their freshman status at the school for the purposes of advising, orientation, financial aid options, and available student services.
As freshman applicants, ECI students can apply to all honors programs and special programs that would be available to all freshman applicants, including but not limited to the Macaulay Honors College, Sophie Davis, and SEEK/College Discovery programs. AA or AS holders who accept the offer of admission for the Hunter College Macaulay Honors Program or any of the Honors Scholar Cohorts programs can only receive a maximum of 30 credits and must forfeit the additional credits earned from the Associate degree.
Applicants from the BHSEC schools will be required to submit official Bard college transcripts, since they are not part of the CUNY ECI Network.
Applicants from the ECI schools will not need to submit official college transcripts as their CUNY credits are available within CUNYfirst.