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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any resources available for students taking evening and weekend classes?
  • The Evening and Weekend Office at Bronx Community College is a full service, daily drop-in center that provides support and assistance for students enrolled in weekday evening and weekend classes. The office also serves as the referral center and point of contact for all issues relevant to evening and weekend classes, programs and services that include advisement, registration and financial aid. The office is located in Colston Hall [CO] Room 506.

  • Are there any additional support services for evening and weekend students?
  • The student services that are available to students taking classes in the day are also available to Evening and Weekend Students. Theses support services include academic advising, tutoring, math tutorial lab, the writing center, reading lab, academic computer labs, career and transfer services, registrar, financial aid, health services, personal counseling, disability services, student life, etc. To learn more about the services available and the evening and weekend hours explore the Evening and Weekend Office or the Services menu above.

  • What on-line academic tools should I be aware of?
  • BCC students use the following online services:

    • BCC E-mail BCC provides e-mail services. Students are encouraged to check their BCC e-mail because important information, opportunities, and events are communicated through this medium. BCC e-mail may be accessed here: http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/email/
    • OSSES OSSES stands for One Stop Shop Electronic Services. OSSES provides BCC students with information and services ranging from semester progress reports to skills placements, BCC email account claiming and resetting, and much more. Visit BCC’s Information Technology web site for information on logging in. www.bcc.cuny.edu/Information-Technology
    • CUNYfirst Students use CUNYfirst for an assortment of reasons including registration, tuition payment, grades, course withdrawal and applying for graduation. CUNYfirst may be accessed here: http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/CUNYfirst/#degTop
    • CUNY Portal The CUNY portal is a gateway to all things CUNY, most notably information regarding transferring to other CUNY institutions. Blackboard and DegreeWorks are accessed through this portal. To access all these services, students must first register with the CUNY portal.
    • DegreeWorks Degree Works provides enrolled BCC students with details about courses and requirements already taken as well as those still required for graduation. It is available through the CUNY Portal. After you have signed in to the portal, click on the Student Advisement Degree Audit link on the left side of the screen and this will direct you to DegreeWorks.
    • Blackboard Blackboard is a web-based learning management system that provides instructors the tools for organizing and designing a virtual classroom space. Blackboard is accessible via the CUNY Portal.

    What if I am having trouble accessing on-line academic tools?

    If you have questions or are experiencing difficulties with any of the above-mentioned services, connect with the Technology Service Center, 718.289.5970 or visit them in the Roscoe Brown Student Center [BC] Room 308.

  • Do I need to get a college ID?
  • All faculty, staff and students are required to carry a validated Bronx Community College ID card at all times. Members of the college community are also required to show their ID cards upon entering the college at all three college entrances. To obtain a college ID you need to go the ID room located in the main lobby in Colston Hall [CO].

  • When should I speak to an academic advisor?
  • You should speak to an academic advisor whenever you have questions or concerns about your courses, major/major option, academic and career goals. You should also speak to an advisor about your general education requirements/ CUNY Pathways requirements. You should be aware of what your major/major option is, and then locate which department your major/major option is under. For example, if you selected to major in Liberal Arts: Education Option (A.A.), you should meet with an advisor in the Education and Reading Department. If you do not if you chose a major, there are several ways you can find out. You can find your major/major options on your OSSES or your CUNYfirst account under major/academic plan or your unofficial transcript. Academic advisors are available in the Academic Success Center located in Sage Hall [SA] 2nd floor. You may also visit the Evening and Weekend Office.

  • How do I know if the major I have chosen is right for me?
  • To determine your major you should consider what areas you are interested in, along with your abilities, and possible career path(s) you would like to follow. Be sure to look at all your options before making a decision. You can find about the various majors and degrees offered on the BCC campus website under Academic Degree Programs. You can visit academic departments and speak to an academic advisor. You can also learn more about which degrees can be completed during the evening and weekend only be visiting the BCC campus website under Evening and Weekend Services.

  • How do I register for classes?
  • Before you can register for classes, you will need to meet with an academic advisor to go over your areas of interests, to discuss your general education requirements/CUNY Pathways requirements, major/major options and requirements for majors, etc. After you meet with an advisor, you will log on to your CUNYfirst account to register for classes. On your CUNYfirst account will find your enrollment date and be allowed to register during that time and thereafter until the registration period closes.

  • Is there a deadline for advisement and registration?
  • There is a deadline for advisement and registration every semester. You should be aware when early registration opens and closes, as well as the dates for the late registration and schedule adjustment period. Once the advisement and registration period is over, students will not be allowed to register or make changes to their schedules. The dates for advisement and registration are updated accordingly and are available online and on CUNYfirst. This information is also available in the Evening and Weekend Office.

  • What should I do if I want to drop a course?
  • Before you drop a course you should first determine why you want to drop the course. You should speak to your instructor and your academic advisor to determine if dropping the course is the best option. You should then speak to the Financial Aid Office to determine if there will be any financial consequences after you drop a course. Keep in mind that you could be liable for remaining cost of the course when you drop a course. If you decide to drop the course be sure to so before the deadline. The deadline dates to drop a course can be found on the academic calendar, which is available every semester.

  • Does Bronx Community College offer online courses?
  • Bronx Community College offers online courses called eLearning courses that have varying levels of traditional classroom meetings. You can find out more about eLearning courses by clicking here.

  • How do I find my classroom?
  • The room assignment for each class is located on your class schedule usually after course name and section. If no room assignment is listed, you should contact the academic department of the course immediately. For example, if the course is a mathematics course, you should contact the Mathematics and Computer Science Department. If you do know which department your course is listed under, you can contact your academic advisor or visit the Evening and Weekend Office.

  • When can I register for classes?
  • Students are notified on their BCC email when the advisement and registration period opens. It is very important that you check your BCC email regularly for any updates regarding advisement and registration. You can also view the registration dates on your CUNYfirst and on the academic calendar. You should go see your academic advisor early on prior to the early registration period so you may discuss any questions and/or concerns that you may have. This will give you an opportunity to plan your schedule accordingly and allow you to participate during the early registration period.

  • How can I view my class schedule?
  • You can view your class schedule by logging on to your CUNYfirst account. After you have registered for your classes your class schedule will be available to you on CUNYfirst and you can access it at any time. You should print out a copy of your class schedule for your records after you have registered for classes.

  • How can I view my grades?
  • You may view your grades by logging into your CUNYfirst account. Your CUNYfirst account will provide with the most up-to-date and accurate information regarding your course grades. You can access your CUNYfirst account at all times on and off campus.

  • What should I know before I graduate from Bronx Community College?
  • In order to graduate from Bronx Community College, a student must satisfy the necessary requirements toward graduation. You can view a list of college requirements, the steps to take to apply for graduation and to check the status of your application on the BCC campus website at http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/Registrar/?p=reg-Graduation#degTop.

  • When should I begin transfer planning?
  • You should start to research your options very early on in your academic career. To learn more about transferring to another college, go to the transfer planning website at http://www.bcc.cuny.edu/TransferCounseling/

  • Where is Colston Hall? Meister Hall? Sage Hall?
  • Bronx Community College has a campus map that shows the name and location of every building on campus.

  • Where is the campus bookstore?
  • Bronx Community College CUNY Bookstore is located in the lobby in the Roscoe Brown Student Center [BC]. The bookstore hours are subject to change so you should always call or go online for updated store hours. To view information about the bookstore, click here.

 

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