How to Apply
Register online for CUNY portal account and fill out the application.
Pay the application fee.
Submit supporting documents.
Our Office of International Students Services (OISS) offers assistance and support to international students in the following areas:
- visa applications and immigration-related matters
- complying with federal law concerning temporary-visa holders
- cross-cultural orientation and adjustment
- assistance in adjusting to the U.S. academic environment
- understanding and using our academic services
- emergency situations involving international students
Required Freshman Documentation
Official high school transcript and a copy of high school diploma
An official paper transcript must be sent directly to CUNY/UAPC in a sealed, school-issued envelope (see address listed). Transcripts in a language other than English are accepted.
OR General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
Scores with a minimum score of 2250 (formerly 225) are required.
Required Transfer Documentation
Official transcript(s) from all colleges, universities and/or proprietary schools attended. If you are currently enrolled at CUNY, your CUNY transcript will automatically be retrieved when you submit your application. Transcripts in a language other than English are accepted.
Official High School Transcript and Proof of Graduation, if you have completed less than 24 college credits.
OR General Equivalency Diploma (GED), scores with a minimum score of 2250 (formerly 225)
Required International Documentation
Applicants educated outside the United States may opt to have their transcripts evaluated by the University Application Processing Center (UAPC) or to have them evaluated by one of the following evaluations services:
- Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
- Evaluation Service, Inc.
- Josef Sliny & Associated, Inc., International Education Consultants
- Transcript Research
If using one of the above services, you must request an official course-by-course evaluation report, which includes a GPA based upon all secondary school coursework and external examination certificates earned. CUNY will only accept evaluations that are sent directly from the evaluation service UAPC. UAPC will make the final decision regarding evaluations and admission recommendations to each of the CUNY College to which you applied.
If you opt to have your records evaluated by the University Application Processing Center (UAPC), the following are required:
- Copies of a complete secondary school record
- Secondary school graduation diploma
- Any external examination certificates earned
International Students Defined: You are considered an international student if you are currently in an F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant status, will need to change your status to F-1 or J-1, or will need an F-1 or J-1 visa in order to study at BCC. Students educated outside the United States should refer to the Students Educated Abroad section for additional information and requirements.
Office of International Student Services (OISS)
Main Office: Colston Hall room 513
Phone: 718-289-5100 Ext.3406
Mailing Your Documentation
Follow through. Complete your application by submitting all supporting documents to CUNY. When mailing your completed documents, try to mail them all together.
Include your W# (application identification #) with all documents, and send to:
P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235