The Office of Admissions: Q & A
The Office of Admissions is currently offering many remote services to students in order to keep everyone as safe as possible during this difficult time. We know that you have many questions, and we will do our best to provide you with as many answers as possible. Please keep in mind that the situation is fluid, and we will continue to update this page as we receive new information. We very much appreciate your patience as we seek answers to your questions.
Q: What is the best way to get in touch with someone in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions now that the campus is closed?
A: Please email us at email@example.com or call us and leave a message at 718-960-8713.
Q: Will information sessions or campus tours be offered?
A: Yes, we are offering information sessions daily. To see our schedule and register for a session click here. Right now, while you cannot visit the campus in person, you can take a virtual tour of the campus.
Q: If I have questions and would like to meet with an admissions counselor can I set up an appointment?
A: Yes, our admission counselors will be available to meet with you virtually. Please make an appointment to learn more about the enrollment process, or receive answers to any questions you may have about Lehman.
Q: How can I connect with other students who are interested in Lehman?
Q: Are freshman/transfer applications still being accepted for Fall 2020?
A: Yes, applications are still being accepted. You can apply online here.
Q: What is the best way for me to send you my transcript(s)?
A: Official transcript(s) should be e-mailed electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org via the digital credential company (e.g. Parchment, E transcript(s), National Clearinghouse, Escripts) that your previous institution(s) subscribe to. Alternatively, you may scan and e-mail the unofficial/student copy of your transcript(s) for admission purposes. However, the official transcript(s) will be required in order to maintain enrollment. If you are sending us documents with sensitive information such as social security number or date of birth, please make sure to redact (block out) that information.
Q: How do I submit documents electronically to complete my enrollment process, after I have been admitted?
A: Admitted students who have received an email requesting additional supporting documents (e.g. proof of green card, proof of name, proof of degree), should submit the requested document(s) via our Undergraduate Admissions File Drop.
Q: How do I know if Lehman received my transcript(s)?
A: Send us an e-mail at email@example.com, include your name as it appears on the transcript(s), EMPL ID (if you know it) and the name of the school from which the transcript(s) was sent. We will get back to you as soon as we can, but please understand that this process is taking a little longer than usual.
Q: I was in good academic standing before this semester, but with all these changes I'm worried I will not do well. Could this affect my admission into Lehman?
A: We understand that this has been a very challenging time for everyone, and we will consider this when looking at your academic performance.
Q: I have been accepted to Lehman and would like to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor so that I can register. How can I make this appointment?
A: As long as you have committed to Lehman, the advising offices will be in touch with you about setting up an appointment.
Q: How do I submit my green card or proof of status?
A: Students who are required to submit additional documentation will receive an e-mail and instructions on how to do so.
Q: How can I submit a transcript(s) from a school outside of the United States?
A: Please submit your transcript(s) to the University Application Processing Center (UAPC). You can find more information here.
Q: What is the deadline to submit my commitment deposit?
A: The preferred deadline remains May 1. However, if you need an extension, we will still accept commitments until June 1. The earlier we know you are enrolling, the sooner we can move you through the enrollment/registration process.
Q: How do I submit proof of graduation, or testing scores from high school such as IB/College Now that may be considered for college credits since the college is closed?
A: Submit a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: How do I submit my AP/CLEP scores considering the campus is closed?
A: Please download a copy from the College Board website and submit to email@example.com. Please note: You will be required to submit the official copy when the college resumes operations on campus.
Q: I applied to Lehman as a freshman/transfer and I have not received a response from the school. How can I find out if I was accepted?
A: An email regarding an admissions decision is sent to students when the application is completed and reviewed by the college. You can log in to your CUNYfirst account to see the status of your application. If you have any questions regarding documents that are required, please email them as soon as possible to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: I have been admitted. How do I accept my offer?
A: Applicants can accept their offer of admission through their CUNYfirst accounts by following the steps below:
- Go to https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu
- Enter your username and password
- Once you are logged in, on the left-hand side under “CUNYfirst Menu” click "Student Center"
- Scroll down to the "Admissions" section and click "View Details"
- Offers of admission will display under each college application. To accept an offer of admission, students should click "I accept offer" and then confirm their acceptance.
Here is a step-by-step video that demonstrates how to accept your offer of admission.
If your file is complete and you do not see one of the buttons previously mentioned, please send an e-mail to email@example.com. Please include your name as it appears on the application, your EMPL ID number and/or your application number. The Lehman College Admissions Office will review your file and get back to you as soon as possible.
Q: Considering the campus is closed, how long will the transfer credit evaluation take to complete?
A: Transfer Credit Evaluations (TCE) are still being completed in a timely manner. If you have accepted your Lehman offer/committed, you will receive an e-mail to inform you that your TCE is complete. If three weeks have passed and you have not heard from us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can check your status.
Q: How do I readmit?
A: If you stopped attending Lehman College with a GPA of 2.0 or higher and wish to return to complete your degree, you must apply for readmission to the Undergraduate Admissions Office. Please complete the Readmission Application Request Form. We will review your account to determine eligibility and then send you the readmit application. Further instructions will be sent to you at that time.
Q: How do I obtain and submit my Encore application?
A: Prospective Encore students may submit their Encore application via our Undergraduate Admissions File Drop. If this is your first time applying to the Encore program, please include proof of age (e.g. State ID, birth certificate, passport).
Q: How can I apply as a non-degree student?
A: Please contact email@example.com to request a non-degree application. In the email, be sure to include your full name and EMPL ID number (if you know it). Our team will be in touch with instructions on how to proceed.
Q: I am applying for readmission/non-degree. How do I pay for the application fee?
A: The readmission and non-degree application fee will be added to your tuition bill.
Q: I was a non-degree student, but now wish to continue as a degree-seeking student. How do I go about changing my status?
A: Students who previously attended Lehman College in a non-degree status and now wish to pursue a degree program must file a Non-Degree to Degree application. Official transcript(s) from all college(s)/institution(s) attended is required. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request a Non-Degree to Degree application. Please include your full name and EMPL ID number in the email. Further instructions will be given to you at that time.
Q: My GPA from Lehman was below a 2.0. How do I appeal to readmit?
A: Complete the undergraduate Appeal form and email it with a typed letter of appeal to email@example.com. The letter may be attached as a PDF, Word document, or written in the body of the email. For further information regarding the appeal, please visit the Appeal FAQ page.
Q: I accepted my offer to attend Lehman weeks ago and I have not heard anything since. What do I do now? And, are my transcript(s) evaluated?
A: Please review your application on your CUNYfirst Student Center and ensure that your commitment fee is not required. If it is required, please submit the commitment fee online.
All accepted students are required to submit a non-refundable $100 Commitment Tuition Deposit. If you are presented with the “Pay Commitment Deposit” button after accepting your offer in CUNYfirst, you can make the payment online to secure your spot at Lehman. Some students may have the Commitment Tuition Deposit waived by completing the FAFSA with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less. Veterans and other cohorts may also be exempt from paying the commitment deposit. If you are not presented with the “Pay Commitment Deposit” button after accepting your offer in CUNYfirst, your commitment deposit checklist item should reflect a “waived” status. Your next step would be to wait for e-mail communication from the Admissions Team.
- Log into your CUNYfirst Account.
- Navigate to Student Center, scroll down to the Admissions section and click on the View Details button next to Lehman College.
- Click on the Pay Commitment Deposit button to become part of the Lehman Community!
Q: Who can I contact if I do not see my question?
A: If you have additional questions, please call us and leave a message at 718-960-8713 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: What is the best way to get in touch with someone in the Office of Graduate Admissions now that the campus is closed?
A: Please email us at email@example.com or call us and leave a message at 718-960-8777.
Q: Are information sessions and campus tours being offered?
A: Yes, we are offering sessions on a regular basis. To see our schedule and register for a session, click here. Right now, while you cannot visit the campus in person, you can take a virtual tour of the campus.
Q: What is the best way for me to send you my transcript(s)?
A: Official transcript(s) should be e-mailed ELECTRONICALLY via a digital credential company (e.g. Parchment, E transcript(s), National Clearinghouse, Escripts) to firstname.lastname@example.org from the institution. Alternatively, you may scan and e-mail the unofficial/student copy of the transcript(s). The official transcript(s) will be required in order to maintain enrollment. Please remember, we need transcript(s) from all of the schools you attended after high school.
Q: How can I pay the application fee if the office is closed?
A: Application fees should not be mailed to the Bursar’s Office until offices reopen. Additional information will be provided as circumstances change. The application fee will be added to your tuition bill.
Q: How do I submit the commitment deposit?
We do not recommend mailing the commitment deposit fee. You may complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at FASFA.ed.gov. If your EFC (estimated family contribution) is $3,000 or below, upload the completed commitment deposit form and the first page of your SAR (Student Aid Report) -which indicates the amount of your EFC- to the Graduate Admissions file drop. If your EFC is above $3,000., upload the commitment deposit form. The deposit fee will be added to your tuition bill.
Q: Will the application deadlines for graduate programs be extended?
A: At this time, the April 15 deadline has been extended. Please refer to the Graduate Admissions website for changes and updates.
Q: Do I have to take the GRE by April 15 in spite of the coronavirus?
A: The GRE required by education programs leading to teacher certification is waived for summer and fall 2020 enrollment.
Q: How can I complete the immunization requirement?
A: New York Quest Testing and LabCorp sites are currently open. Ideally, accepted students should go through their primary care provider. Those who cannot obtain the MMR titer with their physician, should contact the Student Health Center.
Q: Do I have to take the TOEFL/IELTS in spite of the issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic?
A: Any Fall 2020 applicant who has not yet taken either the TOEFL or IELTS English language exams are encouraged to submit all other application materials. The program's admissions committee may request additional writing samples or interviews as an alternative means of assessing your qualifications. If you have already taken one of these exams, please upload your scores as usual as it will help the committee review your application.a
Q: What is the best way for me to send you my transcript(s) and other supporting materials?
A: Official transcript(s) should be e-mailed ELECTRONICALLY via a digital credential company (e.g. Parchment, E transcript(s), National Clearinghouse, Escripts) to email@example.com from the institution. However, unofficial transcripts and other supporting documents must be submitted using our new secure portal -upload documents to Graduate Admissions file drop at https://lehmanshare.lehman.edu/filedrop/graduate.
Q: Who can I contact if I do not see my question?
A: If you have additional questions, please call us and leave a message at 718-960-8777 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.