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Colleges / College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

Staten Island, NY 4-Year Public
Acceptance Rate94%
Acceptance Rate94%

CUNY CSI Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to CUNY CSI, the application fee is $65.

Students who apply to CUNY CSI for the fall semester should hear back from CUNY CSI by February 1.

CUNY CSI Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of CUNY CSI's admissions stats.

CUNY CSI 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.0
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 98%
Waitlist No

College of Staten Island of the City University of New York Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for College of Staten Island of the City University of New York.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Applying Early to CUNY CSI?

CUNY CSI does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on College of Staten Island of the City University of New York Admissions

Transferring to College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

For more information on transferring to College of Staten Island of the City University of New York, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to CUNY CSI

CUNY CSI has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does CUNY CSI Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at CUNY CSI

Wondering what factors are considered by CUNY CSI during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with CUNY CSI for more information on admission factors.

CUNY CSI 2022-2023 Application Requirements

Check in with CUNY CSI's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into CUNY CSI?

Students admitted to CUNY CSI have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

CUNY CSI considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

CUNY CSI is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 98% of CUNY CSI's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application.

What is a Good SAT Score for CUNY CSI?

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of CUNY CSI students scored 600 or higher and 75% of students scored 500 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of CUNY CSI students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 500 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for CUNY CSI?

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More Information on Transferring to College of Staten Island of the City University of New York

Transfer students can enroll in CUNY CSI during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

CUNY CSI Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to CUNY CSI?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to CUNY CSI.

Does CUNY CSI accept transfer credits?

✅ CUNY CSI accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. CUNY CSI accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does CUNY CSI accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ CUNY CSI accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to CUNY CSI?

❌ No, CUNY CSI is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is CUNY CSI's acceptance rate?

✅ CUNY CSI's acceptance rate is 65%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at CUNY CSI?

❌ CUNY CSI does not offer early decision.

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CUNY CSI Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to CUNY CSI is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



ACT Range

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

500 - 590


Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At CUNY CSI, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.0. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

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