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Application Process

Application Process

Do you have on-line application?

Yes. To complete the application form online please visit the Graduate Center's Admissions page.

We no longer accept mailed applications, all applications must be submitted online.

What does the completed application consist of?

The completed application packet consists of:

    • the completed application
    • the official GMAT or GRE score from Educational Testing Services (college code XWT-S7-47 for GMAT and college code 2113 for GRE)
    • the official TOEFL score from Educational Testing Services (college code 2113),
    • transcripts of all college work (including courses that were not taken towards a degree),
    • two academic letters of recommendation
    • the non-refundable $125 application fee
    • the International Student's Packet (International Students only)


What is the deadline for application?

The application deadline is January 1st. We do not admit students in the spring semester.

Can the application fee be waived?

We are sorry, but the application fee cannot be waived. Your application will not be processed without it.

How do I apply for financial aid?

All students in the Ph.D. Program in Business are automatically considered for financial aid.

An application for Financial Assistance can be downloaded from Office of Financial Aid, The Graduate Center at

How likely am I to get financial aid?

All students in the Ph.D. Program in Business who need financial assistance receive it.

What are my chances of acceptance into the Ph.D. Program in Business?

The program accepts approximately fifteen to twenty students a year. Please visit the Admission Statistics page for the statistical data.

Where should I send my test scores?

All test scores should be sent to The Graduate Center, GMATcollege code XWT-S7-47, GRE college code 2113 and not to Baruch College.

What if I accidentally sent my test scores to Baruch College?

If you accidentally sent your GMAT or GRE score to Baruch College, it must be resent by Educational Testing Services. Baruch does not save the official GMAT or GRE scores.

Do you offer student housing?

The Graduate Center Apartments offer students and faculty one of Manhattan's most sought after resources--bright, comfortable, airy and affordable modern housing. The eight-story residence hall, located in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood on 118th street between Lexington and Third Avenues, shares the plaza of CUNY's new East Harlem Campus with the University's School of Social Work and Public Health. For more information including how to apply visit

Can I apply for the program in the spring semester?

The program only accepts students for the Fall semester.

Where do I send my writing sample?

Your writing sample should be uploaded into the online application.

What does the writing sample entail?

The writing sample should be a sample of your academic work. It can be a paper from a previous course.

Can I request an interview when applying?

Interviews are not granted prior to decisions. Accepted candidates are generally invited to visit before they make a decision on whether to attend.

Can I request feedback on my application if I am not offered admission?

The admissions committee cannot offer feedback on individual applications.

When and how will I be notified of the committee’s decision?

The admissions committee meets in late February and again in early March, and the departmental programs make their final decisions by late March. Admission notification is made by April 15.

You will be notified of departmental decisions via the e-mail address you provide, so be sure to check your email regularly and to notify the Doctoral Office of any changes in your contact information.

How many applications do you receive each year, and how many do you admit?

The number of completed applications is usually between 125 and 200. Each year we admit 15-20 business doctoral students. We provide all admitted students with financial and professional development support.

Can I defer admission?

An offer of admission with financial support is made for the upcoming academic year only. Acceptance of the offer may not be deferred. An accepted applicant who must postpone acceptance of an offer of admission may request that the application be reactivated for consideration the following year. The applicant must notify the Business Doctoral Program office by December 1 to reactivate the application.

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