Student FAQ

EMPLID is the eight-digit unique CUNY identification number assigned to every student, faculty and staff member in CUNYfirst.

If you are a CUNY student and/or employee, your CUNY Login account username will be in the format, where “NN” is the last 2+ digits of your CUNY EMPLID.

Most students will be prompted to claim/activate their CUNY Login account and set a password as part of the online student application process; most employees as part of the new-hire onboarding process. If you have not set the password for your CUNY Login account, you can use the New User link at the bottom of the CUNY Login page.

BCC uses DegreeWorks as an academic advising tool that identifies courses you have completed and courses you still need to take to complete your degree requirements. For a step-by-step guide, please visit: How to Register – Bronx Community College (

Students use the Student Center to view current holds (service indicators) on their record for specific services. They may see how to resolve their holds and which institution or department to contact for additional information. Holds from every institution with CUNYfirst may appear in a student’s Holds section. Any hold at a CUNY institution other than your primary institution will not prevent you from registering at your primary institution, unless it is a Bursar’s hold.

  1. Enter in your browser’s address bar:
  2. Enter your Username and Password and click the Go icon.
  3. From the CUNYfirst Menu, select the Student Center link. 
  4. When you click on the Tasks & Holds link, a list of current service indicators displays. Note: Holds may prevent you from enrolling, so it’s important to deal with this prior to your enrollment appointment.
  5. Click the Details link to see details of the hold and the department to contact for additional information.
  6. In the Hold Item column, click the link of the item where applicable. The “Your Holds” page displays. 
  7. Click the Return button to view other service indicators.


Students must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Earned 60 or more credits toward their degree (by the end of their final semester). At least 30 credits must be taken on campus and applicable toward their degree.
  • Certificate Program requires 30 credits towards the program and at least 15 of those credits must be taken on campus.
  • Review your online Student Advisement DegreeWorks Audit.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 (overall and toward a degree).
  • Satisfactorily completed two writing intensive courses (for students who entered BCC in Fall 2004 or later).

Some degrees contain additional graduation requirements not listed above. For specific graduation requirements in your degree, please consult with your academic advisor or review the current College Catalog.

For additional information, please visit: Graduation – Bronx Community College (

For information about the availability of diplomas, please refer to Graduation – Bronx Community College (

*** Please ensure that all of your contact information (i.e., full name, addresses, phone numbers and email accounts) is current in CUNYfirst.

To order your transcript, you can either come in person or order online. We enlisted the services of Credentials Solutions Incorporated to provide a secure website when requesting official transcripts online.

For more information, please visit: Transcripts – Bronx Community College (

You would need to fill out the Application for Change of Major and then submit in-person or via email. Some change of major requests require departmental approval.

To obtain the Application for Change of Major, please visit: Forms & Resources – Bronx Community College (

Bronx Community College (BCC) will accept a maximum of 30 transfer credits from a regionally accredited institution (or international equivalent) toward a 60-credit associate degree. BCC may consider granting credit for coursework from non-regionally accredited institutions via prior learning assessment. For prior learning assessment guidelines and information, please click here. Transfer credits can be seen in CUNYFirst and in DegreeWorks.

For more information regarding transfer credit guidelines, please visit: Transfer Credit Evaluation – Bronx Community College (

There are two ways graduates may order duplicate diploma credentials (i.e., digital and hardcopy) for a standard $30.00 non-refundable fee.

First, by ordering via the Parchment LLC portal.  You will be asked to provide identifying information regarding your academic career at Bronx Community College.  Required payment will be made directly to Parchment LLC.

Second, by submitting the Duplicate Diploma Request Form.  The $30.00 non-refundable fee must be payable by money order to Bronx Community College Bursar’s Office.  No personal checks will be accepted.

For more information, please visit: Graduation – Bronx Community College (

You can return the completed readmission application to the Registrar’s Office by uploading the form via Student Document Upload in CUNYfirst. The Office of the Bursar will bill all students readmitting to the College a $20 non-refundable fee. The readmission fee will be billed to your CUNYfirst account.

Note that if a student has any holds on their record, it must be cleared prior to submitting the Readmission Application.

If you last attended Bronx Community College two or more semesters ago, you MUST re-establish your Residency for Tuition purposes. Students applying for in-state tuition must have resided in New York State for at least one year prior to the first day of class for the semester in which they are applying.

For more information, please visit: Residency – Bronx Community College (

If you need an enrollment verification letter, you can request it via CUNYFirst–> Student Center–> Transcript & Verification –> Request Enrollment Verification.

Student Center > Academic Records > View Grades

Consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class.

Students may use Self-Service to drop classes from their schedule.
  1. Enter in your browser’s address bar.
  2. Enter your Username and Password and click the Go icon.
  3. From the CUNYfirst Menu, select the Student Center link.
  4. Click the Course Planning and Enrollment link.
  5. Click the “Drop Classes” link.
  6. To drop a course, select the Trash Can icon next to the class that you want to drop.
  7. Click on “Get This Schedule” and then select “Do Actions”.
  8. If the class is successfully dropped, it will be stated in the “Result” field.

It allows for course-level, pass/no pass grading: An earned letter grade of A, B, C, D is recorded as a “P” and a failing F grade is recorded as an “NC” (no credit). With a P grade, you will earn credit for the course, but with no effect on your GPA. With an NC grade, you will not earn credit, but there is also no effect on your GPA.

After submitting the application for graduation via CUNYfirst, students may track the progress of their graduation application.

For more information, please visit: Graduation – Bronx Community College (

Make sure to consult with your advisor regularly during your time at BCC. Your advisor will help ensure that you are on track for graduation.

Unfortunately, you will need to consider an alternative class to take.

Students should remove themselves from waitlists for classes they no longer wish to add to their schedule. The wait list feature will be turned off on the first day of classes, and after that point, the wait list will not be used to determine course enrollment priority. Students are responsible for monitoring class availability after the wait list feature is made inactive and request enrollment during late registration.

For more information, please visit: How to Register – Bronx Community College (

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