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Transfer to a 4 Year College

Transferring to City University (CUNY) Colleges

The information below provides a brief guide to assist you with the transfer process. Be sure to read the directions in your application carefully.  If you need additional information or assistance, speak with your Academic Advisor.

Transferring to City University (CUNY) Colleges

When To Apply:**
Fall Admission Deadline - February 1
Spring Admission Deadline - September 15

Applications received after the priority deadlines are processed on a space-available basis.

1. Complete and submit an online CUNY Transfer Application at Steps for Filing the Online Application

  • Go to and click on Apply to CUNY
  • Click on Undergraduate Admissions, then on Prepare and finally click on Transfer Students to read all of the information regarding transfer
  • After reading the information pertaining to Transfer Students, click on Apply. Log in and enter your user name and password to log into your CUNY portal account. If you are not registered for a portal account, you must register for one.
  • Once you are in your CUNY Portal account click on Apply Online, (or under Admission, Online Application) to gain access to the CUNY online transfer application.
  • You will be asked to select between General Admission or Online Baccalaureate**. Most students will select General Admission if you are looking to attend a CUNY senior college.
  • Once you have access to the Transfer Admission Application please read the directions carefully and complete the application in its entirety.
    **For the Online Baccalaureate: Students can apply for either the BA in Communications and Culture or the BS in Business program. For more information visit
  • If you are currently enrolled at KCC, an electronic version of your official CUNY transcript will be retrieved by CUNY/UAPC after the application is submitted. Please make sure that you do not have any stops on your record (i.e. Bursar stop) that may prevent this process.
  • If you are currently attending KCC, be sure to complete the "Courses in Progress" section on the application, to avoid paying the $70 application fee.
  • If you are currently enrolled at KCC and you are prompted to pay the application fee after you submit your application, please contact the Contact Center for Students at online@mail.cuny.eduor call 212-997-CUNY (2869) to resolve the issue.
  • If you attended any non-CUNY college(s,) you must request an official copy of your transcript(s)be sent directly to the address below. Note: If previous college(s) transcript(s) were already sent in with your original application to KCC, you do not need to request the transcript(s) from your former college(s).

University Application Processing Center
Box 359023
Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023

For additional information please read the CUNY Transfer Application Worksheet: TransferWorksheet-2010.pdf