The Macaulay Honors College is for students who enjoy academic challenges. Students enter the program as freshmen. Mid-term and transfer applications are not accepted.
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 admission committee considers applicants’ high school grades, SAT I/ACT scores, essays, recommendations and, in some cases, interview. Click here for details.
Applicants should submit the application online to the University Application Processing Center (UAPC). (This application serves as both the freshman admission application to CUNY and to the Macaulay Honors College. No other application is required.) Click here for the online application.
Applications must be submitted by December 1st at 6 pm EST. CSI will notify the applicant about admission to the College of Staten Island in the middle of February. Notification about admission to the Macaulay Honors College will be mailed on March 15th.
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 www.fafsa.edu.gov 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.