Applying to College

CUNY: City University of New York
One application allows you to apply to all CUNY schools.

  • CUNY Application: Can apply to six schools with a single CUNY application submission.
  • Supplemental Application Materials: While teacher recommendations and an essay are not required by CUNY (unless applying to Macaulay), it is strongly suggested that all SBU students submit an essay to all 4 year CUNY Colleges.
  • Macaulay Honors Program: Honors Program within all CUNY 4 year schools which offers full tuition scholarship and select courses. See the CUNY admission profile for average Macaulay Honor student scores and grades.
  • Requesting a Fee Waiver: Request the waiver from your high school counselor. Can apply for free to up to six schools if financial requirements are met. Fee waivers are often first come first serve, so do so early.


    SUNY: State University of New York
    Single SUNY application allows you to apply to most SUNY schools (there are a few that require a direct application).

  • SUNY Application: Can apply to four schools with a single SUNY application submission.
  • Supplemental Application Materials: A supplemental application with personal statement and recommendations is required for most 4 year SUNY schools. All SBU players should complete the supplement and have it sent to their schools of choice.
  • Fee Waiver Application: Have your HS guidance counselor sign the linked application. Can apply to up to four schools for free.


    Private Schools and the Common Application
    Many private schools accept the common application. Be sure to check schools that have HEOP programs and accept College Board or NCAC fee waivers.

  • Common App Schools: List of schools that accept the common application
  • Common Application: The Common Application is used to apply to 456 different schools, primarily private colleges.
  • Common App School Deadlines: Application deadlines for the 456 schools using the common app.
  • Common Application Fee Waiver: Select the fee waiver option on the Common Application. Your counselor should then approve your fee waiver request online or submit a form (with your Common Application ID number) by mail or fax to your college(s) of choice.
  • College Board Fee Waiver: Look at the list of schools accepting the College Boards's fee waiver and then request the waiver from your HS counselor. Good for up to 4 schools.
  • NACAC Fee Waiver: Have your guidance counselor complete the linked application. Can be used for up to 4 schools, includes most common app colleges.