Incoming Freshmen

Deadline: The priority deadline for fall is February 1.  Applications received after that date will be reviewed on rolling basis through April 30. 

Eligibility: Students with high overall high school averages and SAT scores, and who demonstrate strong academic abilities and personal characteristics such as leadership, community service, creativity, talent, and enthusiasm, are encouraged to apply.  Students must be exempt from the CUNY Assessment Tests.

Apply: You must apply for admission to CSI by completing a CUNY application. Then submit the following Verrazano Honors-specific materials:

1. Submit the Verrazano Supplemental Application for Incoming Freshmen

2. Submit two essays (topics on application materials), a resume, and two typed letters of recommendation to The Verrazano School office. These must be typed. Applications can be mailed or delivered in person. 

Apply for Scholarships: Students applying before the last business day of February are strongly encouraged to submit a CSI Scholarship application. The essay required for the CSI Scholarship application is identical to one of the essays required for the Verrazano application. Please submit your scholarship application to the Verrazano office by the last business day of February.

Attend Welcome Night: This event, held in early- to mid-April, provides admitted students with the information they need to determine whether Verrazano is the right program for them. Details about the event will accompany materials sent to admitted students.

Current CSI and Transfer Students

Deadline: The deadline is May 15 (or the 1st business day following if the 15th falls on a weekend) for fall admission. There is no spring admission period. Review of applications begins after spring grades post.

Eligibility: Current CSI or transfer students with high cumulative GPAs (Fall 2016 profile was a 3.7 GPA) and who demonstrate strong academic abilities and characteristics such as leadership, community service, campus involvement, creativity, talent, and enthusiasm, are encouraged to apply. You must also meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time enrollment in a baccalaureate program at CSI
  • 3.0 GPA at CSI or other accredited university of college
  • Passed or exempt from all three CUNY Assessment Tests
  • Have completed at least 12 and no more than 36 credits by the end of the spring term of application.  Applicants with more than 36 completed credits may ask permission to apply provided they have and at least two full academic years of undergraduate study remaining. 

Application form (download for fillable pdf): Verrazano Supplemental Application for Current CSI Students and Transfer Students