Frequently Asked Questions
Please read below to familiarize yourself with Marxe graduate admissions policies and procedures. If you have further questions about graduate admissions or enrollment, please email the Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services at email@example.com.
-The credits must be from a graduate-level program.
-The courses must be relevant to the course of study (from another public administration/policy program, international affairs, educational administration or related program)
-You must have earned a minimum of B or better in the class for the credits to be eligible for transfer
-A maximum of 12 credits may be transferred in (or pursued externally from the Marxe School during the duration of your studies in the program)
-Credits must be from degree-bearing programs (not certificate programs)
For any school where you have pursued 9 or more credits, you must submit the official transcript from the original institution. You may submit unofficial copies at the time of application and follow up later with official copies. While we work remotely, please arrange for all materials to be sent electronically by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These instructions only apply when we return to in-person services:
If you are submitting official transcripts yourself, you may submit them in person, or mail them to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment Services. Transcripts must remain in the original sealed envelope to be considered official. Typically, applicants make a request to previously attended institutions and have official transcripts sent directly to the Office. Please refer to and note the official mailing and physical address below. Some institutions deliver secure, official transcripts electronically. Whenever possible, the Office will accept electronic transcripts, so please provide email@example.com as the recipient address for electronic transcript delivery.
For optimal delivery, please address mail only to this mailing address, exactly as it appears:Baruch College – Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
Office of Graduate Admissions & Enrollment Services
One Bernard Baruch Way, Box D-0901
New York, NY 10010-5585
135 East 22nd Street – 9TH Floor – Suite 906
New York, NY 10010
Office hours: Monday-Friday (9:00 am-5:00 pm)
The instructions below are on pause and will be re-evaluated when we return to in-person services only: You are permitted to request the GRE waiver in your application if you meet one of the specified criteria listed under item 6. However, the request is approved or denied at the discretion of the faculty admissions committee, who reserves the right to deny the waiver request and require the submission of GRE scores before making an admissions decision. Beyond simply looking at GPA, the committee examines your transcript(s) to evaluate the types of courses you’ve completed, how well you performed in them, and in many cases, if you have completed any quantitative coursework which would indicate your preparation to begin graduate study in our programs. If your GRE waiver request is denied, you will have up to 12 months to submit official GRE scores to complete your application, at which point your application will be fully reviewed by the committee for an admissions decision.