After You Are Accepted

To complete the final steps in becoming a Guttman student, you must fulfill the following requirements.

To secure your 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 your 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 your deposit is May 1, but you are encouraged to submit your 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.

In compliance with University policy, students entering Guttman Community College are required to take the CUNY Assessment Tests in reading, writing, and mathematics. Students are not permitted to register for courses without taking the required assessment tests or demonstrating proof of exemptions from testing.

For additional information about CUNY’s testing, proficiency and exemption policies, visit here.

To speak with the testing department please call 646.313.8856 or email

Entering first year students are required to attend new student orientation prior to beginning the Summer Bridge Program.  During this time, you will learn how to access your Guttman email account, take a photo for your ID card, and learn about the various resources that available to support your transition to the College.

Students who have submitted a commitment form will receive an email inviting them to register to attend new student orientation at your GrizzlyPath. Please note, this year New Student Orientation will take place on Friday, July 6th with some limited spots on Wednesday, July 11th.

If you have any questions regarding New Student Orientation, please contact us at 646.313.8080 or email us at

Students who have committed to enrolling at Guttman Community College are required to present proof of high school graduation prior to the first day of the fall semester. Failure to submit an official high school transcript with graduation date by the deadline will result in cancelation of your enrollment.

Instructions and the deadline to submit proof of graduation will be posted at GrizzlyPath.

N.Y.S. Health Law #2165 requires all students entering a post-secondary institution to demonstrate proof of immunization against measles, mumps, and rubella. This law applies to students born on or after January 1, 1957, who are registered for 6 or more credits at a CUNY campus. Please complete out the Immunization Form and return it to The Hub, 3rd Floor.

New York State Public Health Law #2167 requires all post-secondary institutions to provide information on Meningitis and the Meningitis vaccine. All students (regardless of age) must complete a form indicating that they received and read the information. Vaccination is NOT mandated; however, completion of the Meningitis Response  Form is required.

For additional information, view the Immunization Handbook for New York State Post-secondary Institutions.

All first year students begin their transition to Guttman Community College in a non-credit bearing, ten-day Summer Bridge Program.

The program provides an opportunity for students to become acquainted with the college’s educational model and begin to meet their peers and members of the college community before fall classes begin. During this program, students sample many of the classes they will take in the fall, get to know their academic advisor and peer mentors, begin to develop an ePortfolio, and continue to explore the Guttman campus and community.

Attendance and completion of assignments are mandatory, and students should review the Summer Bridge Program calendar and attendance policy prior to enrolling in the college.

2017 Summer Bridge Calendar

2017 Summer Bridge Completion and Attendance Policy

As a reminder, you can track your progress on your GrizzlyPath. As you satisfy requirements, your checklist will be updated.