Is College Discovery Right for You?

The College Discovery (CD) Program provides services to select students who show potential for success, but would benefit from additional academic and financial assistance. College Discovery stimulates and supports the intellectual, personal and professional growth of these students through college orientations, tutoring, one-on-one counseling, supplemental instruction and financial support.

How to Apply

  • Apply to BCC on the CUNY website.
  • Select “YES” for SEEK/CD Program Interest on the Support Programs section.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Resident of New York City for at least one year prior to applying for admission
  • First-time applicant for admission to a CUNY community college
  • Applying as full-time matriculated student
  • High school diploma or Testing Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)
  • High school academic average that does not exceed 80
  • Meet NYS income requirements:
    • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    • Submit proof of family income

Acceptable documentation includes:

  • Copy of tax forms
  • Verification of unemployment, if applicable
  • Proof of public assistance, if applicable
  • SS/SSI budget letter
  • Court papers for child support and/or alimony that meet the economic criteria described in the CUNY Admissions application

 

Contact Us

Due to COVID-19

We are working REMOTELY
Monday – Friday / 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
from now until further notice.

Phone: 718-289-5882
Email:
collegediscovery@bcc.cuny.edu

Office of Academic Support
Phone: 718-289-5914
Email:
cdtutoring@bcc.cuny.edu

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MEET OUR STAFF

Nathan Aiken, Counselor:
nathan.aiken@bcc.cuny.edu 929-269-4911

Virtual ZOOM Sessions – Wednesdays 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83305385689

 

Gerard Cole, Counselor:
gerard.cole@bcc.cuny.edu 201.701.1265

Virtual ZOOM Sessions – Thursdays 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4766237952?pwd=dXZJQnRYSzc1QVFoMzhWbmNoci9GQT09 / Password: 6WTMNx 

Jeannette Davila, Secretary:
jeannette.davila@bcc.cuny.edu 718-289-5882 / 914-487-4121

Main Office Virtual  Zoom Hours:

Monday: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday & Friday: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83833862412?pwd=V1Y0TTVXSmw0NVFPM3kzME5Gc29zZz09

Meeting ID: 838 3386 2412 / Passcode: 491375

Alixon Delgado, Counselor:
alixon.delgado@bcc.cuny.edu 917-426-4920

Virtual ZOOM Sessions – Tuesdays 12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81445082536

Meeting ID: 814 4508 2536

 

Leidy Pichardo, Academic Support Manager
leidy.pichardo@bcc.cuny.edu 845-576-2311

 

Cynthia Suarez-Espinal, Director:
cynthia.suarez-espinal@bcc.cuny.edu 516-595-9872

Program Benefits

Students meet with a CD counselor to discuss issues that are educational, personal, career and/or financial. They are also available to help with the following:

  • Selecting and registering for classes
  • Workshops to provide tips for a successful semester
  • Seminars, leadership training and internships
  • Transferring to CUNY SEEK, HEOP and EOP for a bachelor’s degree upon receipt of an associate degree

Schedule an appointment to meet with your CD Counselor today!

  • In addition to the grants received through Pell and TAP, CD students are eligible for the following:
  • Lending Library where students may borrow textbooks and scientific graphing calculators
  • Stipend to help pay for books
  • Up to seven semesters of TAP to earn an associate degree

An Academic Support Coordinator provides students with the assistance needed to succeed in their classes. This includes:

  • Free tutoring and supplemental instruction in the following:
    • English, reading and math (all levels)
    • Sciences (biology, chemistry, health, pharmacology)
    • Social Sciences (psychology, history, geography, sociology, economics, political science)
    • Humanities (art, communication, music) accounting and business
  • Individual and group sessions to help improve study skills and habits
  • The opportunity to participate in the free pre-freshmen Summer Success Program.
  • One on one Academic Coaching – help with study skills, test anxiety, time management, stress and much more!

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