The Macaulay Honors College application is designed to provide information about each applicant's academic record and preparation for a rigorous intellectual college experience. The admissions committee uses a holistic approach to evaluate applicant qualifications, including academic and personal achievements.
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Prospective Macaulay students apply online as a Future Student* using the CUNY application. You’ll be directed to create a CUNY Application account first and then to a special section for Macaulay applicants. 

*Students enter the program as freshmen; mid-term and transfer applications are not accepted.
Save the Date!

Macaulay Honors College at the College of Staten Island - Virtual Information Session 
Sunday, September 27, 2020 from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Meet Macaulay CSI students, faculty and staff!
Registration will open mid-August 

Other helpful information sessions:

CSI Honors Programs - Virtual Information Session
Learn about the Macaulay Honors College, Verrazano School, and Teacher Education Honors Academy

Macaulay Honors College - Virtual Information Session
Meet student representatives from all 8 Macaulay schools and Macaulay Central staff members

Please refer to this webpage regularly as updates may occur due to the ongoing health crisis.   

For Further Information
You may contact the Office of Admission at CSI, (718) 982-2010, Office of Admission Services (OAS) at 1-800-CUNY-YES, or the CSI Honors College office (718) 982-2222.

The Macaulay Honors College provides generous financial support so that University Scholars can both maximize the time they spend on their education and take full advantage of the professional development opportunities our program offers. The Macaulay Honors College four-year, financial aid package includes:

  • Full tuition scholarship for New York State residents*
  • Access to a Macaulay Honors College Opportunities Fund that supports academically enriching experiences like study abroad and unpaid internships
  • A free laptop computer

All students who are admitted to the Macaulay Honors College must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and remain in academic good standing. New York State residents must also file TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) applications. Both forms must be completed on an annual basis prior to the start of each academic year. Applicants may also log onto the FAFSA Web site at where FAFSA forms may be filed on-line; or call 1-800-4-FEDAID.

* Tuition scholarship for New York State residents in the amount of tuition minus any TAP award and associated funding.

Contact Us

For more detailed information about CSI and its Macaulay Honors Program, contact us at (718) 982-2222 or  Applicants may also contact CSI's Admissions Office by email at or by telephone at (718) 982-2010.