Zicklin Undergraduate Programs

Eligibility and Admission Criteria

Application Process

Undergraduate admissions into the Zicklin School of Business depends on students meeting certain eligibility requirements. An application is not required to enter the school; however, in order to be considered for admission, students must have an intended Zicklin plan (major) on their CUNYfirst account. Students who fulfill requirements below will be reviewed for admission after all semester grades are in. Find out more about the admissions process and eligibility requirements below.

Prospective Students

Prospective students not already admitted into Baruch College should contact Baruch Undergraduate Admissions. The Zicklin Undergraduate Programs Office does not make decisions on admission into Baruch College.

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Intended Plan Check

In order to be considered for admission, students must have an intended Zicklin BBA plan of one of the business majors on their CUNYfirst account. Students can check their CUNYfirst Student Center (click “My Academics” link) to see if their plan (major) is correct.

  • Students who have “Undeclared” as their plan or have an intended plan offered in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences or the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs, but wish to be admitted into Zicklin, must complete a change of intended major form and submit the completed form to the Office of the Registrar.
  • Students who have been officially admitted into the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences or the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs must first visit the respective Dean’s Office to have their “Officially Accepted” service indicator released and student group inactivated from CUNYfirst and then submit an intended major form to change their plan at the Office of the Registrar.
Eligibility Requirements (Admitted to Baruch Fall 2021 onward)
Eligibility Requirements (Admitted to Baruch prior to Fall 2021)

Review Process & Acceptance

Admission review begins after the previous semester’s final grades are posted and are processed in batches within two weeks. Students whose grades are posted late or have grade changes will be reviewed before the start of registration for the next semester.

Students can check their status on CUNYfirst Student Center — “Holds” details:

  • Academic Plan Status / Intended Plan : Must apply — completing pre-business requirements and have not been accepted
    • The Academic Plan Status service indicator does not affect registration and will be released when you have been accepted into Zicklin.
  • Accepted into Official Major — officially accepted into Zicklin
    • The Accepted into Official Major service indicator does not affect registration.
  • Academic Plan Status / Must Satisfy additional req — Accounting / Finance / International Business majors have additional requirements to satisfy before the major is considered official
    • Refer to the respective major for additional information.
    • The Academic Plan Status service indicator does not affect registration and will be released when you have satisfied requirements to continue with the respective major.