Applying to GCNYC

Overview

Founded by Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC) leverages nearly 150 years of academic excellence to bring a distinctly global perspective to three specialized Master of Science degree programs focused on profitable sustainability. With the Common Good philosophy embedded in the institution, GCNYC contributes to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through problem solving and systems thinking, with a specific emphasis on profitability and sustainability. GCNYC brings together students from a wide range of backgrounds, creating a friendly, supportive, and modern learning environment. This is a place where you can develop your skills and knowledge in ways that will allow you to achieve your career ambitions while truly contributing to the common good.

Master’s of Science Admissions Requirements

The Admissions Team at Glasgow Caledonian New York College takes a holistic approach in reviewing your application for admission. The following criteria will help you understand the admissions process and the types of information you are required to submit.

U.S. Bachelor’s Degree or International Equivalent
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All three Master’s programs require a four-year bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA or equivalent. If your degree is from an institution outside the United States, the Admissions Team requires you to submit translated and evaluated post-secondary credentials. GCNYC recommends utilizing World Education Services, Inc. (WES), a third-party verification agency for a course-by-course evaluation for admission consideration. Other evaluation services will also be accepted for review. The Admissions Team will use the evaluation provided to determine if the degree is the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree.

Understand the Importance of GCNYC’s Core Values
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Glasgow Caledonian New York College’s students, faculty, staff, partners and alumni are a learning community, who are mindful of the wider global context, with core values of integrity, responsibility, creativity, and confidence.

English Language Proficiency
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All three Master’s programs require a solid grasp of the English language, both written and spoken. Applicants who did not complete a degree at an institution where the medium of instruction is English are required to submit IELTS or equivalent scores for the Admissions Team to review.

Minimum score requirements:

IELTS: 6.0 (no single element below 5.5)

TOEFL: 78 (school code: C614)

PTE: 50 (school code: 67L)

Duolingo: 95 – 100

The Admissions Team accepts test scores taken within the past two years. If scores are older, the test must be retaken.

Embody the Common Good Mission
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Glasgow Caledonian New York College’s Common Good mission is to work with others, contributing to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through problem solving and systems thinking, with specific emphasis on profitability and sustainability.

Master’s Degree Application Requirements

Online Application
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Click the link above to start the application process. Note there is a $50 nonrefundable application fee (payment via credit card only).

Résumé
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Submit an up-to-date résumé or curricular vitae for the Admissions Team to review.

Supplemental Essay
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250 word essay focusing on:

  • an area of interest, as it relates to profitability and sustainability, you would like to further explore during your studies.

This may morph into a potential avenue for your thesis, so please be thoughtful, clear, and concise.

Post-Secondary Institution Transcripts
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Glasgow Caledonian New York College requires all post-secondary school transcripts for admission. Unofficial transcripts are allowed for application review but official transcripts must be submitted upon admittance into a Master’s program. If your degree is from an institution outside the United States, the Admissions Team requires you to submit translated and evaluated post-secondary credentials. GCNYC recommends utilizing World Education Services, Inc. (WES), a third-party verification agency for a course-by-course evaluation for admission consideration. Other evaluation services will also be accepted for review. The Admissions Team will use the evaluation provided to determine if the degree is the equivalent of a four-year bachelor’s degree. Official, translated and evaluated transcripts must be sent via courier or brought in person upon arrival to the College.

Statement of Purpose
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500-750 word statement focusing on:

  • your reasons for applying to the program and your interest in GCNYC’s Common Good mission.
  • the specific skills and attributes you will bring to the program.
  • how you believe the program will impact your future career goals and plans.

Two Letters of Recommendation
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The Admissions Team requires two letters of reference from current or former supervisors or by faculty members with whom you have studied, who can assess your academic work, intellectual ability, academic potential for graduate work, address your suitability for Master’s program and your passion for the Common Good.

Additional Requirements for International Students can be found on the International Student page.

Application Deadlines

The Admissions Team encourages all students to submit the application as early as possible to ensure a timely review process before the program reaches capacity.

International students are strongly encouraged to submit their applications by the Early Action deadline to ensure ample time for the visa process and to secure accommodations.

Application decisions are delivered on a rolling basis, electronically through the application portal, roughly one week after an application is submitted with all materials.

SEPTEMBER TERM DEADLINE
EARLY ACTION MAY 15
REGULAR DECISION AUG 1
JANUARY TERM DEADLINE
EARLY ACTION OCT 1
REGULAR DECISION DEC 1

Readmission Process

Previously matriculated students who fail to register for three trimesters or more must apply for readmission if they wish to enroll again at GCNYC. Applications for readmission must be made at least 60 days before the trimester begins, excluding any extenuating circumstance. Students dismissed from the College on academic grounds are not permitted readmission. Readmitted students may register for classes with the assistance of their Academic Advisor after the readmission is approved by the Admissions Team.

Readmission applicants should complete the GCNYC Application for Readmission and submit the following materials along with the application:

  • Statement of Purpose: Applicants for readmission should provide a 250 – 500 word statement about why they left the college and their decision to reapply.
  • Transcripts: If you have attended another college or university since you last attended GCNYC, please arrange to have official transcripts sent electronically to admissions@gcnyc.com or via courier to GCNYC Admissions Team, Wooster Street (Ground Level), New York, NY, 10012.

 

Policies

  • Failure to submit complete, accurate, and authentic application documents consistent with admission instructions may result in denial or cancellation of admission to Glasgow Caledonian New York College. Applicants may be required to assist the Admissions Team in the verification of all documents submitted as part of the application review process.
  • All admissions decisions are final. The Admissions Team reviews each application holistically and thoroughly.

Glasgow Caledonian New York College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, arrest record, veteran or marital status in its education programs or activities, including admissions.

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