Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Academic Requirements for Admission to The Verrazano School

Entering freshmen or students with fewer than 11 undergraduate credits may apply for admission to The Verrazano School at the College of Staten Island. Admission for these students to The Verrazano School is based upon the following criteria:

  • Verrazano Supplemental Application, including two letters of recommendation;
  • Strong academic high school record; 
  • High SAT or ACT standardized test scores;
  • Passing of, or exemption from, all three CUNY Assessment Tests;
  • Acceptance to a baccalaureate program at CSI; 
  • Demonstration of leadership, community service, creativity, talent, and enthusiasm. Personal characteristics that will contribute to The Verrazano School community are also considered.

The Verrazano School also accepts applications from transfer and current students who have accumulated more than 11 credits and fewer than 36 undergraduate credits at the conclusion of the term of their application. Admission to The Verrazano School for current CSI students and transfer students is based upon the following criteria:

  • Verrazano Supplemental Application, including two letters of recommendation;
  • Full time enrollment in a baccalaureate program at CSI;
  • A minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA at CSI or another accredited institution.
  • Passing of, or exemption from, all three CUNY Assessment Tests;
  • Demonstration of leadership, community service, creativity, talent, and enthusiasm. Personal characteristics that will contribute to The Verrazano School community are also considered.

For information or an application, please visit www.csi.cuny.edu/verrazanoschool or call 718.982.4171.