Counselor Corner

At Guttman, we appreciate the role of the counselor in the college application process.  If we could share two tidbits of advice for your students who are considering Guttman as their destination of choice, it would be to apply well in advance of the February 1st deadline and check email frequently.  We look forward to having 450 new students join our college community in Fall 2017!

Application Process

Our admissions process, which requires the completion of three steps, is designed to help your students make a well-informed decision.

Step 1: CUNY Application

Prospective students begin the application process by submitting CUNY’s Application for Freshman Admission. On the application, our curriculum codes are:

Step 2: Information Session

After your student submits a CUNY application, s/he will receive an email invitation to attend an information session where we provide an overview about our educational model. If your student would like to attend a session prior to applying, s/he can register here.

Step 3: Individual Meeting

Once your student attends an information session, s/he will receive an email invitation to register for an individual meeting. This final step provides a personalized opportunity for applicants to talk with a Guttman peer mentor and determine whether our college is the right fit.

Post Acceptance

Following your student’s acceptance to Guttman Community College, s/he must fulfill certain requirements in the period leading up to the first day of the academic semester. If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions and Access.

Financial Aid Codes

Did you know that nearly six out of 10 full-time CUNY undergraduates attend tuition-free?  As a college of The City University Of New York, Guttman Community College offers an exceptional value at an affordable price.

Over 75% of our students receive some sort of financial aid, including scholarships, grants, and loans. When applying for financial aid, your students should use the following codes.

FAFSA Code042101
TAP Code1421

Please visit our Financial Aid page to learn more information.

Campus Visits

PLEASE NOTE: Campus Visits for the Spring/Summer semester are filled to capacity.  If you are a counselor interested in booking a Campus Visit, please note that Campus Visits will resume in the Fall semester.   Dates will become available at the start of September.

At Guttman Community College, we welcome Campus Visits from high schools and community-based organizations.  Campus Visits are designed to allow high school students to visit Guttman Community College and learn more about the first year curriculum and resources offered.  For a list of all available Campus Visits, please click on the link below. To register for a campus visits you will need a user name provided by the Office of Admissions. Please send an email to for instructions and a username. Please be aware that only high school and/or CBO counselors are able to register for a Campus Visit.

Please note: Visits during the fall semester (September – December) are limited to high school seniors only. All other grades are welcome to visit during the spring semester beginning in March.

Accept Offer of Admission

To secure enrollment, students who have been accepted to Guttman Community College must submit a commitment form and a non-refundable, non-transferable commitment deposit of $100.00*. This deposit will be applied to their tuition bill.

Payment must be submitted in the form of a check or money order. Make check payable to Guttman Community College.  Cash will not be accepted. The deadline to submit the deposit is May 1, 2017, but students are encouraged to submit their deposit as soon as possible.

*Students who submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and are determined to have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $3,000 can request to waive the deposit.