How to Apply

Complete the CUNY application  online


  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 linked evaluations services.

SpanTran has created a custom application for BCC students that will make sure you select the right kind of evaluation at a discounted rate ($170 for the evaluation) . You can access their application by clicking here.

If using one of the linked 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 non-immigrant status, will need to change your status to F-1, or will need an F-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
Fax: 718-289-6308

Esteban Rodriguez
Phone: 718-289-5892

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 CUNYfirst ID number with all documents, and send to:

P.O. Box 350136

Brooklyn, NY 11235

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