What is learning outcomes assessment?

Below are various definitions that have been put forward by leading experts:

“Assessment is the systematic collection of information about student learning, using the time, knowledge, expertise, and resources available, in order to inform decisions about how to improve learning.” (Walvoord, 2004)

“Assessment is the systematic basis for making inferences about the learning and development of students.  It is the process of defining, selecting, designing, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and using information to increase students’ learning and development.” (Erwin, 1991)

“Assessment is a process of reasoning from evidence.” (Pellegrino, Chudowsky, and Glaser 2001).

“Assessment involves the use of empirical data on student learning to refine programs and improve student learning.” (Allen, 2004).

“Assessment is the systematic collection review and use of information about educational programs undertaken for the purpose of improving student learning and development.” (Palomba and Banta, 1999).







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Yes, we have two free GED programs.  The Future Now program for students 16-24, and the Adult Education program.

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Yes, you can study ESL through our Continuing Education programs – you can find their offerings here. You may also want to consider CLIP – the CUNY Language Immersion Program – if you are interested in that program, you must first complete the admissions process.

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We offer over 40 academic programs, you can find all our majors and academic programs here.

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Writing assistance covers nearly all academic subjects and takes place both virtually and in person. Visit BCC’s Writing Center.

Yes. BCC’s Virtual Learning Commons offers tutoring assistance in the STEM areas, including lecture notes, videos, Open Educational Resources (OERs), and simulations tailored to courses in Biology, Chemistry and Math.

You can find tutoring in the Learning Commons. BCC provides extensive support to help students with their academic classes. Instructional support beyond the classroom — both in-person and online — is provided when needed in all subject areas ranging from math, science, and English to writing.

Math and Computer Science tutoring is available in-person and online. Appointments are prioritized and highly recommended. See details here.

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Yes, you can check on your CUNYfirst after you’ve been accepted. You should also monitor your email for any requests from financial aid. If you have completed your application for financial aid but nothing shows on your CUNYfirst, please be sure to contact financial aid directly to financialaid@bcc.cuny.edu. Only they can check the status of your financial aid applications. Be sure to provide your CUNYfirst ID# (EMPLID) in your email.

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Yes, we can defer your acceptance for up to one year. Please note that you must contact us after the upcoming semester starts so that we can defer you application for the following semester (for example, contact us in September to defer your fall application to spring).

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Yes! please click here for our walk-in hours. You can also schedule a campus tour by clicking here.

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Yes, we have two free GED programs.  The Future Now program for students 16-24, and the Adult Education program.

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Yes, you can study ESL through our Continuing Education programs – you can find their offerings here. You may also want to consider CLIP – the CUNY Language Immersion Program – if you are interested in that program, you must first complete the admissions process.

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There is no separate application for ASAP.  If you are eligible for the ASAP program, you will receive a link to schedule an appointment with an ASAP advisor after you’ve been accepted to BCC.  If you feel you qualify for ASAP but did not get an opportunity to schedule an appointment with them, let your academic advisor know and they will refer you to the program.

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The application can be completed online at cuny.edu/apply. You can submit documents to us via email at Admission@bcc.cuny.edu. To get a better idea as to what to submit and the steps, please click here.

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You can create a CUNYfirst account by going to www.cuny.edu, hovering over login, clicking CUNYfirst, and then selecting New User. Follow the steps to create your account. You can also find more information on how to do this on the CUNY website to www.cuny.edu/apply and then selecting check application status

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The application fee is paid to the City University of New York (CUNY) and they are the only ones that can provide fee waivers. If you have submitted the application already, write us an email to Admission@bcc.cuny.edu and we can provide some resources on a case-by-case basis.

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Incoming students will get an email with instructions to make an appointment with an academic advisor to register for courses. We may also call you to assist you with making the appointment.  You will be able to make your appointment for in-person or virtual. See your accepted student webpage for step by step instructions.nnContinuing students need to contact their academic advisor and their program/major coordinator.

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The Admissions Office is located in in Loew Hall [LO], Room 224. Admissions can help walk you through the process to make sure you have submitted all necessary documents.nnPlease email Admission@bcc.cuny.edu if you have any questions about submitting any documentation or see our office hours here:Visit the Admissions Office.

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You must submit your completed non-degree application and your official transcripts to us via email. You can find the application and steps here.

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You will complete the same application online at cuny.edu/apply and submit your admission documents directly to CUNY for assessment. Once your documents have been evaluated by CUNY (you will see this by checking your application status), you can contact us, and we will process your application. You can also wait for CUNY to completely process you and sends the admissions decision.

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You will get an acceptance letter via email as well as via regular mail – you can also check your application status and admission by logging into your CUNYfirst account.

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To start the F-1 visa process, please contact the Office of International Student Services via email at Internationalstudent@bcc.cuny.edu. Let them know you have been admitted and want to complete next steps for the visa.

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Previously enrolled students who have been inactive for at least one semester can officially return to continue their educational pursuits by applying for readmission. For further questions, please contact readmit@bcc.cuny.edu

Note: If you have already earned your Associate’s Degree, you should either apply to begin a second degree or take courses as a non-degree student.

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Please search the name of the country you graduated high school here, the results indicate the name of the high school diploma equivalent and therefore what you are required to submit as proof of to be eligible for admission.

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You must submit your completed non-degree application and your official transcripts to us via email. You can find the application and steps here.

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Please email us at Admission@bcc.cuny.edu so we can check if your application can be reactivated for the current semester. You should also check your email as we may have already sent you an email asking you to reactivate your application.

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  • Full-time NYC residents or NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency – approximately $2,400 per semester – full-time is 12 credits or more (about 4 classes)
  • Part-time NYC/NYS residents – $210 per credit plus student fees
  • Part-time/full-time non-residents (including international students) – $320 credits per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students (NYC/NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency) – $265 per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students that are non-residents – $420 per credit
  • You can find more information as to tuition rates here

 

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You can make an appointment with your advisor using Starfish.

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There is no separate application for ASAP.  If you are eligible for the ASAP program, you will receive a link to schedule an appointment with an ASAP advisor after you’ve been accepted to BCC.  If you feel you qualify for ASAP but did not get an opportunity to schedule an appointment with them, let your academic advisor know and they will refer you to the program.

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Incoming students will get an email with instructions to make an appointment with an academic advisor to register for courses. We may also call you to assist you with making the appointment.  You will be able to make your appointment for in-person or virtual. See your accepted student webpage for step by step instructions.nnContinuing students need to contact their academic advisor and their program/major coordinator.

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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.nnTo obtain the Application for Change of Major, please visit: Forms & Resources – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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Consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class. Students may use Self-Service to drop classes from their schedule.

  1. Enter https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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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 (cuny.edu)

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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 (cuny.edu).

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.

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ASAP students: call: 718.289.5166; email: asap@bcc.cuny.edunnCollege Discovery students: call: 718.289.5882; email: collegediscovery@bcc.cuny.edunnStudents not assigned to any special program: call: 718.289.5401; email: academic.advisement@bcc.cuny.edunnNewly enrolled freshman and transfer students: call 718.289.5120; email: FYP@bcc.cuny.edu

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View the Academic Advising Planning Sheets. Logging on to DegreeWorks using your CUNYfirst credentials will also enable you to keep track of your progress toward your degree.

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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.

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There is no limit to courses that can be added to the shopping cart. However, be mindful of your credit limitations when registering for classes.

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If you have questions about a hold on your account, please contact your Academic Advisor.

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Not all CUNY schools use ‘Plan’. Consult with an Academic Advisor if you do not have a pre-arranged plan set up by your college through DegreeWorks. However, you are still able to search and select courses manually in the “Select Courses” section and through your ‘Worksheet’.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Make sure to consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class.

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Yes. WU grades can affect your financial aid.  You should speak to the financial aid office if you receive a WU grade.

Visit https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/grades/

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Yes – for more information, see https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/e-permit/.

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Yes. For more information, please visit: https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/e-permit/.

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No, Schedule Builder does not automatically enroll you in the classes you’ve selected. Once you’ve created the perfect schedule, click on ‘Get This Schedule’. Be sure that all actions are set to ‘Enroll’. Then click on ‘Do Action’ to fully enroll in your classes

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

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

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Log into CUNYfirst using your credentials and proceed to your Student Center.

From your Student Center, click the “Launch Schedule Builder” link under the Academics Tab to access the application. (Be sure to allow pop-ups in the browser)

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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.nnTo obtain the Application for Change of Major, please visit: Forms & Resources – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class. Students may use Self-Service to drop classes from their schedule.

  1. Enter https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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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 (cuny.edu)

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Student Center > Academic Records > View Grades

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

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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 (cuny.edu).

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.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Log into CUNYfirst using your credentials and proceed to your Student Center.

From your Student Center, click the “Launch Schedule Builder” link under the Academics Tab to access the application. (Be sure to allow pop-ups in the browser)

Once the application opens, Schedule Builder’s Welcome page should appear.

Select the term from the “hamburger menu” in which you would like to search for classes.

Next, select your CUNY College and choose your preferred instruction mode for your classes. Once finished, you can begin to search for classes.

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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.

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There is no limit to courses that can be added to the shopping cart. However, be mindful of your credit limitations when registering for classes.

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

If you are a guest user, your CUNY Login account username will be the one you set in the CUNY Portal.

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.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Not all CUNY schools use ‘Plan’. Consult with an Academic Advisor if you do not have a pre-arranged plan set up by your college through DegreeWorks. However, you are still able to search and select courses manually in the “Select Courses” section and through your ‘Worksheet’.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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

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Schedule Builder is a tool that allows students to plan their class schedule and register for classes for the upcoming semester. With this tool, students can arrange selected courses into conflict-free timetable options, making it easier to see what available options best fits into their personal and academic lives.

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Final grades are posted in CUNYfirst.

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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.nnFor more information regarding transfer credit guidelines, please visit: Transfer Credit Evaluation – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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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 https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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  • If certain class sections are reserved for students in specific programs
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Yes, you can check on your CUNYfirst after you’ve been accepted. You should also monitor your email for any requests from financial aid. If you have completed your application for financial aid but nothing shows on your CUNYfirst, please be sure to contact financial aid directly to financialaid@bcc.cuny.edu. Only they can check the status of your financial aid applications. Be sure to provide your CUNYfirst ID# (EMPLID) in your email.

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Yes. You must apply for financial aid every year. If your financial circumstances change, you may get more or less aid. Note, that your eligibility for financial aid may change significantly, especially if you have a different number of family members in college. Your financial aid package also depends on making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, such as earning a minimum number of credits and achieving a minimum GPA.

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No. You can apply for financial aid any time after October 1, prior to the academic year you plan to attend. To actually receive funds, however, you must be admitted and enrolled at the university.

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Yes. WU grades can affect your financial aid.  You should speak to the financial aid office if you receive a WU grade.

Visit https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/grades/

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You should file a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov and indicate your interest in federal work-study by checking the appropriate box on the FAFSA. Checking the box does not commit you to accepting work-study. You will have the opportunity to accept or decline it later. Leaving the box unchecked will not increase the amount of grants you receive.

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You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is the application form required for all federal aid. The application for New York State aid can be found at www.hesc.ny.gov.nnYou can receive assistance with filing your financial aid by contacting your financial aid office.

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If you have a Bursar hold you should speak to a representative in the Bursar Office.nnPlease contact the Office of the Bursar at (718) 289-5617 / (718) 289-5617 or via email at: Bursar@bcc.cuny.edu.

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Yes. Many families mistakenly think they don’t qualify for aid and prevent themselves from receiving financial aid by failing to apply for it. In addition, there are a few sources of aid such as unsubsidized Stafford and PLUS loans that are available regardless of need. The FAFSA form is free. There is no good excuse for not applying.

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Pell Grants are the foundation of federal student aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added. Pell Grants are for undergraduate students.

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Financial aid covers school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. The various categories of student financial aid are grants, work-study, loans and scholarships.

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If you or your parents are employed ask your company or labor union if it has a tuition reimbursement program.

Check to see if the church or community organization you or your parents belong to has an educational grant or scholarship program.

If you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or the child of a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans’ educational benefits. Learn about your eligibility for these benefits at the Veterans Administration GI bill website.

Vocational and Educational Services for individuals with Disabilities (VESID) is a NYS government office that provides a variety of educationally related services and some financial assistance for eligible students.

If you are a recipient of public assistance, you may qualify for Training Related Expense (TRE) payments through the Office of Employment Services (OES) of the Human Resources Administration.

The New York State Department of Education, in conjunction with the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), makes a number of academic merit and service awards each year. For more information about more than a dozen NYS sponsored academic award programs, please visit HESC’s Grants, Scholarships and Special Awards page.

For those who wish to conduct your own scholarship searches, you may want to try the following free scholarship searches:

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You can apply for financial aid even before you’ve been accepted to a college.

Students will be able to file a FAFSA as early as October 1, prior to the Fall semester they will be attending.

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There are several available resources to help you. For information on available scholarships you can visit the following websites:

www.cuny.edu/scholarships

www.hesc.ny.gov

For general information about federal student financial assistance programs or help in completing the FAFSA, or to obtain federal student aid publications, call FAFSA 1-800-433-3243.

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The financial aid administrator at your college can help determine what you’re eligible for. There are, however some basic guidelines for all applicants. They must:

  • Demonstrate financial need; this means that your cost of education is greater than your family contribution
  • Be working toward a degree or certificate
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, be a New York state resident for NY state aid (TAP)
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be registered with the Selective Service (if required)
  • Maintain academic progress once in college
  • Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Not be convicted of selling or possessing illegal drugs while receiving aid
  • Not be in default of federal student loans or state student loans for NY state financial aid (TAP)

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You can create an FSA ID when logging into certain ED websites including the FAFSA.

The FSA ID process consists of three main steps:

  1. Enter your log-in information.
    1. Provide your e-mail address, a unique username, and password, and verify that you are at least 13 years old.
  2. Enter your personal information.
    1. Provide your Social Security number- if applicable, name, and date of birth.
    2. Include your mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and language preference.
    3. For security purposes, provide answers to five challenge questions.
  3. Submit your FSA ID information.
    1. Agree to the terms and conditions
    2. Verify your e-mail address. (Note: By verifying your e-mail address, you can use your e-mail address as your username when logging into certain websites. This verification also allows you to retrieve your username or reset your password without answering challenge questions.)

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You can contact your financial aid office for assistance with filing FAFSA  applications.  You may also contact FAFSA at 1-800-433-3243 with questions about the FAFSA on the Web or paper application process at www.fafsa.gov. You can also get free live help online at this web site.

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Contact the financial aid office of the school(s) you’re interested in or plan to attend. If you’re eligible for aid, each school will send you an award letter, telling you the types of aid it will offer and how much you can receive.

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All students will apply or renew FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.

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Schools will be able to access your FAFSA when the school name and school code is provided on the FAFSA. You can list up to twenty schools on the FAFSA.

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The federal government uses a process called verification to help determine the correctness of the financial information on your FAFSA. You will be notified if your application is selected for verification. Your electronic record will also indicate that verification must be completed before any federal student aid payments are made.

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Students should check with the financial aid office to find out the status of their FAFSA application. FAFSA applications can process 3 to 5 days after application is successfully submitted.n

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It’s a federal regulation. There are basic requirements a student must meet to be considered an independent student. If you do not meet these requirements but you still believe you are truly independent of your parents, you may appeal for a “dependency override” in the financial aid office at your school.

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Students will receive a confirmation email when the FAFSA application has been submitted and processed.

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  • Social Security numbers of student and parents’ (parents Social Security numbers are needed for dependent students)
  • W-2 forms and other records of money earned by student and parents, if you are a dependent student
  • Students and parents’ federal income tax returns (parents tax return is needed for dependent students and spouses tax return is needed for independent students)
  • Untaxed income records – Social security, welfare, or veteran benefits for example
  • Current bank statements
  • Current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
  • Alien registration card, if you’re not a U.S. citizen

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An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).nnIf you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Each FSA ID user must have a separate e-mail address.

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After you submit your FAFSA form, you’ll get a Student Aid Report (SAR), an electronic or paper document that summarizes the information you reported on your FAFSA form. It includes your Student Aid Index (SAI) which has replaced the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA, your estimated eligibility for Federal Pell Grants and federal student loans, and whether you’ve been selected for verification.

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Talk to your financial aid administrator in your schools’ financial aid office. If your family’s circumstances have changed from the base year due to loss of employment, loss of benefits, death or divorce, your school may decide to adjust your financial aid. The adjustment might increase your eligibility for student aid.

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Students will be able to file a FAFSA as early as October 1, prior to the Fall semester they will be attending. Check the FAFSA website for an changes to when the FAFSA application opens.

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Generally, grants and scholarships that do not exceed tuition, fees, books, and required supplies are not considered income. Student aid is considered income when it’s taxable student grant and scholarship aid such as fellowships and assistantships which are reported to the IRS in your parents or your adjusted gross income.

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TAP (8)

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Remedial courses may be counted towards either full-time or part time enrollment for TAP purposes. However, to qualify for TAP, you must always be registered for a certain number of degree credit courses.

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If you repeat a course that you previously passed, you may not count the repeated course towards full-time enrollment for TAP purposes. This means that in order to receive TAP in a semester where you may be repeating a course you passed previously that you have, in addition to the repeated course, at least 12 credits or equated credits of non-repeated courses. If you repeat a course that you previously failed, you may include that course towards full-time enrollment for TAP purposes.

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For an associate degree you may receive TAP for up to 6 semesters. You will be limited to 6 semesters of TAP even if you change majors or transfer to another community college. When you enroll in a 4 year college program at a senior college, you will become eligible for an additional 2 full-time semesters of TAP bringing your undergraduate total to 8 semesters. If you are enrolled in a special program you may receive up to 8 semesters in an Associate Degree program (College Discovery) and 10 semesters in a bachelor degree program (SEEK).

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When you have completed the FAFSA online, you may then apply for TAP or if you are not applying for FAFSA you may apply for TAP at  www.hesc.ny.gov.

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The amount of TAP you receive depends on your family income, the number of family members attending college full-time, the number of semesters you have received TAP, and the size of the annual appropriation for the program. Maximum TAP awards can be equal to but not greater than the full tuition charge at the college. State budgetary restrictions can further limit TAP awards to a portion of your tuition.

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It never hurts to apply and let New York State decide whether you are eligible for a TAP grant. The application is easy and you just might qualify. Many students who are not eligible for Pell Grants still qualify for TAP.

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Yes, you must reapply for TAP every year in addition to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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Yes. You never know if your plans will change and having the TAP application on file will speed up the process if you decide to attend college in New York State.n

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Work Study (10)

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Many work-study opportunities exist on BCC’s campus. When filing your FAFSA, it is important that you check the appropriate box on the FAFSA form to be considered for Federal Work-study job opportunities. You also would benefit from following up personally with the Financial Aid office.

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Yes. If you receive FWS, you will contact the Financial Aid Office and you will directed on how to apply for jobs which consists of on campus and off campus jobs. After selecting a job, you will arrange for an interview with the work-study employer. If you are hired, you will proceed to complete the necessary documentation to begin to work. You may apply for multiple jobs but you cannot work more than one job at a time.

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No. Your FWS award represents the maximum amount you may earn for the academic year. How much of the total award you actually receive depends upon your rate of pay, the total number of hours you work each week and the number of weeks you work in the year. Once you have earned your maximum FWS award, you will have to stop working.

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Yes. If you withdraw from school for any reason, you lose your eligibility for FWS and must stop working.

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To be considered for this award, you must fill out your financial aid applications by an established filing deadline and request consideration for FWS by checking the appropriate box on the FAFSA. FWS money is awarded on a first-come, first served basis. The College receives a fixed amount of money each academic year to make FWS awards. Once this money is awarded, there is no more for that academic year. You are encouraged to file your financial aid applications early when you receive your award letter from the College, it will indicate whether or not you have been awarded FWS.

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You must register for and maintain an enrollment status of half-time (6 credits or equated credits) or greater to be eligible for FWS. If, for any reason, your course load falls below half-time, you can no longer participate in the program and must stop working.

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At the end of each pay period you will submit a timesheet to your supervisor to be approved and you will receive pay check, which is every two weeks.

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No. You can be paid only for the hours you have worked. If you cannot earn your entire FWS award before the end of the academic year, the unearned portion of your award is returned to the program.

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If you have never had a job, the FWS program can give you your first exposure to the world of work. FWS employers are often willing to give you on-the-job training. You can find positions relating directly to your program of study or career choice, thereby gaining valuable job experience. You may learn about giving something back to the community through a community service related FWS position. When seeking regular employment after graduation, you may use your FWS job as an employment reference. If you are enrolled in the Cooperative Education department, you can sometimes use your FWS job to fulfill your internship requirement. Finally, you could be taken on as a regular employee by the employer you worked for as an FWS student.

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According to federal law, the identity and work eligibility of all FWS students must be verified before beginning a FWS assignment. You will have to complete an I-9 form and present certain documents to an appropriate FWS representative. You may not participate in any FWS program until you have filed an I-9 form with the Financial Aid Office.

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Loan (2)

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Parents of dependent students are eligible to apply for their own federal loan to help pay college expenses. We do not assume parents want to borrow to pay educational expenses. If you and your parents are interested in this program you should contact the campus financial aid office at your school. A parent may borrow the difference between the Cost of Attendance and all other student aid received by the student. For additional information visit https://studentaid.gov.

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If you’re attending school at least half-time, you have a period of time after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time status before you must begin repayment. This period of time is called a “grace-period”.

Federal Perkins Loans- the grace period is nine months. If you’re attending less than half-time, check with your financial aid office to determine your grace period.

Direct Stafford Loans– the grace period is six months.

Subsidized loan– during the grace period, you don’t have to pay any principal and you won’t be charged interest.

Unsubsidized loan– you don’t have to pay any principal, but you will be charged interest. You can either pay interest as you go along or it will be capitalized later.

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Book Advance (7)

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In order to be eligible for a book advance, all financial aid requirements must be completed and your financial aid must exceed your semester charges.

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A Financial Aid Book Advance can be up to a maximum of $682.00 and is granted to all students with completed financial aid, and that have a credit balance pending with the College 10 days before each semester begins.

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E-mail notification or a letter will be sent to the student’s BCC email account from the Financial Aid Office. It will include the specific date that the funds will be made available.

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On the student account a charge will show as “Financial Aid.” This amount is an early advance from your financial aid refund. The remainder of your refund will be processed after semester begins providing all financial aid requirements have been satisfied. If additional charges are added to the student account or financial aid decreases, a balance could be owed back to BCC for the advance and the additional charges.

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If you register for classes but do not begin attendance, your financial aid will be cancelled. If you receive a payment of financial aid funds and/or a book advance for classes you have never attended, you must return that payment immediately to the college, failure to do so may result in you owing the college, your account being sent out to collection.

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At this time there is no option to elect out of the book advance program. If a student meets the criteria listed above, then a book advance will be processed and posted to the student’s account.

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Federal grant recipients who have completed all financial aid requirements, and who have financial aid in excess of the charges that appear on their student account, will be eligible to receive a book advance. The book advance will come in the form of a paper check or a direct deposit by the seven days before the start of the semester. These funds can be used to purchase books and supplies at a bookseller of their choice.

Bursar (2)

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If you have a Bursar hold you should speak to a representative in the Bursar Office.nnPlease contact the Office of the Bursar at (718) 289-5617 / (718) 289-5617 or via email at: Bursar@bcc.cuny.edu.

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  • Full-time NYC residents or NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency – approximately $2,400 per semester – full-time is 12 credits or more (about 4 classes)
  • Part-time NYC/NYS residents – $210 per credit plus student fees
  • Part-time/full-time non-residents (including international students) – $320 credits per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students (NYC/NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency) – $265 per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students that are non-residents – $420 per credit
  • You can find more information as to tuition rates here

 

Calendar (7)

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View the Final Exam Schedule.

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Calendar

Make sure to check out the college calendar and bookmark the link so you know when classes are in session and when they are not.

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Online courses with no scheduled time are considered “asynchronous.” That is, they do not meet at a standard time and teaching and learning occurs on a more flexible schedule, though with deadlines set by the professor. See more information here.

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Calendar

You can find this information on the college calendar.

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Advising,

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Make sure to consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class.

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Calendar

You can find this information on the college calendar.

Student Life (4)

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ME G01/ME G02 and ME G16/ME G17 are available for open use only on Monday-Friday 9am – 8pm. For more information, visit our computer labs page.

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BCC offers many student support services, detailed here.

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Spring 2024 hours can be found here.

Why is Middle States so concerned about assessment?

Voluntary, accreditation via peer review is the primary mechanism used to ensure the quality of higher education in the United States.  Middle States, through adherence to high standards for student learning outcomes and operational behavior, seeks to assure higher education’s public that its accredited institutions are fulfilling their stated purposes and addressing the public’s expectations.

In recent years, calls by the public for accountability and transparency in higher education have increased due to continued cost escalation and a perception by many that college graduates are poorly prepared to enter the workforce.  Middle States and other accredited bodies have argued that accreditation via peer review is preferable to the top-down approach instituted by the federal and/or state governments.







Academics (3)

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Yes, we have two free GED programs.  The Future Now program for students 16-24, and the Adult Education program.

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Yes, you can study ESL through our Continuing Education programs – you can find their offerings here. You may also want to consider CLIP – the CUNY Language Immersion Program – if you are interested in that program, you must first complete the admissions process.

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We offer over 40 academic programs, you can find all our majors and academic programs here.

Extra Support / Tutoring (5)

Writing assistance covers nearly all academic subjects and takes place both virtually and in person. Visit BCC’s Writing Center.

Yes. BCC’s Virtual Learning Commons offers tutoring assistance in the STEM areas, including lecture notes, videos, Open Educational Resources (OERs), and simulations tailored to courses in Biology, Chemistry and Math.

You can find tutoring in the Learning Commons. BCC provides extensive support to help students with their academic classes. Instructional support beyond the classroom — both in-person and online — is provided when needed in all subject areas ranging from math, science, and English to writing.

Math and Computer Science tutoring is available in-person and online. Appointments are prioritized and highly recommended. See details here.

Admissions (21)

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Yes, you can check on your CUNYfirst after you’ve been accepted. You should also monitor your email for any requests from financial aid. If you have completed your application for financial aid but nothing shows on your CUNYfirst, please be sure to contact financial aid directly to financialaid@bcc.cuny.edu. Only they can check the status of your financial aid applications. Be sure to provide your CUNYfirst ID# (EMPLID) in your email.

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Yes, we can defer your acceptance for up to one year. Please note that you must contact us after the upcoming semester starts so that we can defer you application for the following semester (for example, contact us in September to defer your fall application to spring).

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Yes! please click here for our walk-in hours. You can also schedule a campus tour by clicking here.

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Yes, we have two free GED programs.  The Future Now program for students 16-24, and the Adult Education program.

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Yes, you can study ESL through our Continuing Education programs – you can find their offerings here. You may also want to consider CLIP – the CUNY Language Immersion Program – if you are interested in that program, you must first complete the admissions process.

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There is no separate application for ASAP.  If you are eligible for the ASAP program, you will receive a link to schedule an appointment with an ASAP advisor after you’ve been accepted to BCC.  If you feel you qualify for ASAP but did not get an opportunity to schedule an appointment with them, let your academic advisor know and they will refer you to the program.

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The application can be completed online at cuny.edu/apply. You can submit documents to us via email at Admission@bcc.cuny.edu. To get a better idea as to what to submit and the steps, please click here.

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You can create a CUNYfirst account by going to www.cuny.edu, hovering over login, clicking CUNYfirst, and then selecting New User. Follow the steps to create your account. You can also find more information on how to do this on the CUNY website to www.cuny.edu/apply and then selecting check application status

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The application fee is paid to the City University of New York (CUNY) and they are the only ones that can provide fee waivers. If you have submitted the application already, write us an email to Admission@bcc.cuny.edu and we can provide some resources on a case-by-case basis.

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Incoming students will get an email with instructions to make an appointment with an academic advisor to register for courses. We may also call you to assist you with making the appointment.  You will be able to make your appointment for in-person or virtual. See your accepted student webpage for step by step instructions.nnContinuing students need to contact their academic advisor and their program/major coordinator.

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The Admissions Office is located in in Loew Hall [LO], Room 224. Admissions can help walk you through the process to make sure you have submitted all necessary documents.nnPlease email Admission@bcc.cuny.edu if you have any questions about submitting any documentation or see our office hours here:Visit the Admissions Office.

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You must submit your completed non-degree application and your official transcripts to us via email. You can find the application and steps here.

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You will complete the same application online at cuny.edu/apply and submit your admission documents directly to CUNY for assessment. Once your documents have been evaluated by CUNY (you will see this by checking your application status), you can contact us, and we will process your application. You can also wait for CUNY to completely process you and sends the admissions decision.

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You will get an acceptance letter via email as well as via regular mail – you can also check your application status and admission by logging into your CUNYfirst account.

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To start the F-1 visa process, please contact the Office of International Student Services via email at Internationalstudent@bcc.cuny.edu. Let them know you have been admitted and want to complete next steps for the visa.

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Previously enrolled students who have been inactive for at least one semester can officially return to continue their educational pursuits by applying for readmission. For further questions, please contact readmit@bcc.cuny.edu

Note: If you have already earned your Associate’s Degree, you should either apply to begin a second degree or take courses as a non-degree student.

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Please search the name of the country you graduated high school here, the results indicate the name of the high school diploma equivalent and therefore what you are required to submit as proof of to be eligible for admission.

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You must submit your completed non-degree application and your official transcripts to us via email. You can find the application and steps here.

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Please email us at Admission@bcc.cuny.edu so we can check if your application can be reactivated for the current semester. You should also check your email as we may have already sent you an email asking you to reactivate your application.

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  • Full-time NYC residents or NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency – approximately $2,400 per semester – full-time is 12 credits or more (about 4 classes)
  • Part-time NYC/NYS residents – $210 per credit plus student fees
  • Part-time/full-time non-residents (including international students) – $320 credits per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students (NYC/NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency) – $265 per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students that are non-residents – $420 per credit
  • You can find more information as to tuition rates here

 

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We offer over 40 academic programs, you can find all our majors and academic programs here.

Advising (15)

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You can make an appointment with your advisor using Starfish.

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There is no separate application for ASAP.  If you are eligible for the ASAP program, you will receive a link to schedule an appointment with an ASAP advisor after you’ve been accepted to BCC.  If you feel you qualify for ASAP but did not get an opportunity to schedule an appointment with them, let your academic advisor know and they will refer you to the program.

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Incoming students will get an email with instructions to make an appointment with an academic advisor to register for courses. We may also call you to assist you with making the appointment.  You will be able to make your appointment for in-person or virtual. See your accepted student webpage for step by step instructions.nnContinuing students need to contact their academic advisor and their program/major coordinator.

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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.nnTo obtain the Application for Change of Major, please visit: Forms & Resources – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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Consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class. Students may use Self-Service to drop classes from their schedule.

  1. Enter https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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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 (cuny.edu)

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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 (cuny.edu).

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.

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ASAP students: call: 718.289.5166; email: asap@bcc.cuny.edunnCollege Discovery students: call: 718.289.5882; email: collegediscovery@bcc.cuny.edunnStudents not assigned to any special program: call: 718.289.5401; email: academic.advisement@bcc.cuny.edunnNewly enrolled freshman and transfer students: call 718.289.5120; email: FYP@bcc.cuny.edu

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View the Academic Advising Planning Sheets. Logging on to DegreeWorks using your CUNYfirst credentials will also enable you to keep track of your progress toward your degree.

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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.

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There is no limit to courses that can be added to the shopping cart. However, be mindful of your credit limitations when registering for classes.

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If you have questions about a hold on your account, please contact your Academic Advisor.

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Not all CUNY schools use ‘Plan’. Consult with an Academic Advisor if you do not have a pre-arranged plan set up by your college through DegreeWorks. However, you are still able to search and select courses manually in the “Select Courses” section and through your ‘Worksheet’.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Make sure to consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class.

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Registrar (30)

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Yes. WU grades can affect your financial aid.  You should speak to the financial aid office if you receive a WU grade.

Visit https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/grades/

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Yes – for more information, see https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/e-permit/.

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Yes. For more information, please visit: https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/e-permit/.

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No, Schedule Builder does not automatically enroll you in the classes you’ve selected. Once you’ve created the perfect schedule, click on ‘Get This Schedule’. Be sure that all actions are set to ‘Enroll’. Then click on ‘Do Action’ to fully enroll in your classes

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

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

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Log into CUNYfirst using your credentials and proceed to your Student Center.

From your Student Center, click the “Launch Schedule Builder” link under the Academics Tab to access the application. (Be sure to allow pop-ups in the browser)

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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.nnTo obtain the Application for Change of Major, please visit: Forms & Resources – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class. Students may use Self-Service to drop classes from their schedule.

  1. Enter https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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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 (cuny.edu)

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Student Center > Academic Records > View Grades

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

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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 (cuny.edu).

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.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Log into CUNYfirst using your credentials and proceed to your Student Center.

From your Student Center, click the “Launch Schedule Builder” link under the Academics Tab to access the application. (Be sure to allow pop-ups in the browser)

Once the application opens, Schedule Builder’s Welcome page should appear.

Select the term from the “hamburger menu” in which you would like to search for classes.

Next, select your CUNY College and choose your preferred instruction mode for your classes. Once finished, you can begin to search for classes.

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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.

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There is no limit to courses that can be added to the shopping cart. However, be mindful of your credit limitations when registering for classes.

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

If you are a guest user, your CUNY Login account username will be the one you set in the CUNY Portal.

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.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Registrar

Not all CUNY schools use ‘Plan’. Consult with an Academic Advisor if you do not have a pre-arranged plan set up by your college through DegreeWorks. However, you are still able to search and select courses manually in the “Select Courses” section and through your ‘Worksheet’.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Registrar

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

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Schedule Builder is a tool that allows students to plan their class schedule and register for classes for the upcoming semester. With this tool, students can arrange selected courses into conflict-free timetable options, making it easier to see what available options best fits into their personal and academic lives.

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Final grades are posted in CUNYfirst.

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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.nnFor more information regarding transfer credit guidelines, please visit: Transfer Credit Evaluation – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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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 https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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Conditions that would prevent a student from enrolling in a course:n

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  • If a class section is full, then no further enrollment will be allowed
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  • If there are still pre-requisites or co-requisites needed to add the course
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  • If certain class sections are reserved for students in specific programs
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Financial Aid (16)

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Financial Aid

Yes, you can check on your CUNYfirst after you’ve been accepted. You should also monitor your email for any requests from financial aid. If you have completed your application for financial aid but nothing shows on your CUNYfirst, please be sure to contact financial aid directly to financialaid@bcc.cuny.edu. Only they can check the status of your financial aid applications. Be sure to provide your CUNYfirst ID# (EMPLID) in your email.

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Yes. You must apply for financial aid every year. If your financial circumstances change, you may get more or less aid. Note, that your eligibility for financial aid may change significantly, especially if you have a different number of family members in college. Your financial aid package also depends on making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, such as earning a minimum number of credits and achieving a minimum GPA.

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No. You can apply for financial aid any time after October 1, prior to the academic year you plan to attend. To actually receive funds, however, you must be admitted and enrolled at the university.

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Registrar

Yes. WU grades can affect your financial aid.  You should speak to the financial aid office if you receive a WU grade.

Visit https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/grades/

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You should file a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov and indicate your interest in federal work-study by checking the appropriate box on the FAFSA. Checking the box does not commit you to accepting work-study. You will have the opportunity to accept or decline it later. Leaving the box unchecked will not increase the amount of grants you receive.

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You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is the application form required for all federal aid. The application for New York State aid can be found at www.hesc.ny.gov.nnYou can receive assistance with filing your financial aid by contacting your financial aid office.

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Bursar,

Financial Aid

If you have a Bursar hold you should speak to a representative in the Bursar Office.nnPlease contact the Office of the Bursar at (718) 289-5617 / (718) 289-5617 or via email at: Bursar@bcc.cuny.edu.

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Yes. Many families mistakenly think they don’t qualify for aid and prevent themselves from receiving financial aid by failing to apply for it. In addition, there are a few sources of aid such as unsubsidized Stafford and PLUS loans that are available regardless of need. The FAFSA form is free. There is no good excuse for not applying.

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Financial Aid

Pell Grants are the foundation of federal student aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added. Pell Grants are for undergraduate students.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid covers school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. The various categories of student financial aid are grants, work-study, loans and scholarships.

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Financial Aid

If you or your parents are employed ask your company or labor union if it has a tuition reimbursement program.

Check to see if the church or community organization you or your parents belong to has an educational grant or scholarship program.

If you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or the child of a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans’ educational benefits. Learn about your eligibility for these benefits at the Veterans Administration GI bill website.

Vocational and Educational Services for individuals with Disabilities (VESID) is a NYS government office that provides a variety of educationally related services and some financial assistance for eligible students.

If you are a recipient of public assistance, you may qualify for Training Related Expense (TRE) payments through the Office of Employment Services (OES) of the Human Resources Administration.

The New York State Department of Education, in conjunction with the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), makes a number of academic merit and service awards each year. For more information about more than a dozen NYS sponsored academic award programs, please visit HESC’s Grants, Scholarships and Special Awards page.

For those who wish to conduct your own scholarship searches, you may want to try the following free scholarship searches:

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You can apply for financial aid even before you’ve been accepted to a college.

Students will be able to file a FAFSA as early as October 1, prior to the Fall semester they will be attending.

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There are several available resources to help you. For information on available scholarships you can visit the following websites:

www.cuny.edu/scholarships

www.hesc.ny.gov

For general information about federal student financial assistance programs or help in completing the FAFSA, or to obtain federal student aid publications, call FAFSA 1-800-433-3243.

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The financial aid administrator at your college can help determine what you’re eligible for. There are, however some basic guidelines for all applicants. They must:

  • Demonstrate financial need; this means that your cost of education is greater than your family contribution
  • Be working toward a degree or certificate
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, be a New York state resident for NY state aid (TAP)
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be registered with the Selective Service (if required)
  • Maintain academic progress once in college
  • Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Not be convicted of selling or possessing illegal drugs while receiving aid
  • Not be in default of federal student loans or state student loans for NY state financial aid (TAP)

FAFSA (15)

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You can create an FSA ID when logging into certain ED websites including the FAFSA.

The FSA ID process consists of three main steps:

  1. Enter your log-in information.
    1. Provide your e-mail address, a unique username, and password, and verify that you are at least 13 years old.
  2. Enter your personal information.
    1. Provide your Social Security number- if applicable, name, and date of birth.
    2. Include your mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and language preference.
    3. For security purposes, provide answers to five challenge questions.
  3. Submit your FSA ID information.
    1. Agree to the terms and conditions
    2. Verify your e-mail address. (Note: By verifying your e-mail address, you can use your e-mail address as your username when logging into certain websites. This verification also allows you to retrieve your username or reset your password without answering challenge questions.)

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You can contact your financial aid office for assistance with filing FAFSA  applications.  You may also contact FAFSA at 1-800-433-3243 with questions about the FAFSA on the Web or paper application process at www.fafsa.gov. You can also get free live help online at this web site.

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Contact the financial aid office of the school(s) you’re interested in or plan to attend. If you’re eligible for aid, each school will send you an award letter, telling you the types of aid it will offer and how much you can receive.

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All students will apply or renew FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.

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Schools will be able to access your FAFSA when the school name and school code is provided on the FAFSA. You can list up to twenty schools on the FAFSA.

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The federal government uses a process called verification to help determine the correctness of the financial information on your FAFSA. You will be notified if your application is selected for verification. Your electronic record will also indicate that verification must be completed before any federal student aid payments are made.

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Students should check with the financial aid office to find out the status of their FAFSA application. FAFSA applications can process 3 to 5 days after application is successfully submitted.n

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FAFSA

It’s a federal regulation. There are basic requirements a student must meet to be considered an independent student. If you do not meet these requirements but you still believe you are truly independent of your parents, you may appeal for a “dependency override” in the financial aid office at your school.

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FAFSA

Students will receive a confirmation email when the FAFSA application has been submitted and processed.

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FAFSA

  • Social Security numbers of student and parents’ (parents Social Security numbers are needed for dependent students)
  • W-2 forms and other records of money earned by student and parents, if you are a dependent student
  • Students and parents’ federal income tax returns (parents tax return is needed for dependent students and spouses tax return is needed for independent students)
  • Untaxed income records – Social security, welfare, or veteran benefits for example
  • Current bank statements
  • Current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
  • Alien registration card, if you’re not a U.S. citizen

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An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).nnIf you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Each FSA ID user must have a separate e-mail address.

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After you submit your FAFSA form, you’ll get a Student Aid Report (SAR), an electronic or paper document that summarizes the information you reported on your FAFSA form. It includes your Student Aid Index (SAI) which has replaced the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA, your estimated eligibility for Federal Pell Grants and federal student loans, and whether you’ve been selected for verification.

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Talk to your financial aid administrator in your schools’ financial aid office. If your family’s circumstances have changed from the base year due to loss of employment, loss of benefits, death or divorce, your school may decide to adjust your financial aid. The adjustment might increase your eligibility for student aid.

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Students will be able to file a FAFSA as early as October 1, prior to the Fall semester they will be attending. Check the FAFSA website for an changes to when the FAFSA application opens.

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FAFSA

Generally, grants and scholarships that do not exceed tuition, fees, books, and required supplies are not considered income. Student aid is considered income when it’s taxable student grant and scholarship aid such as fellowships and assistantships which are reported to the IRS in your parents or your adjusted gross income.

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TAP (8)

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Remedial courses may be counted towards either full-time or part time enrollment for TAP purposes. However, to qualify for TAP, you must always be registered for a certain number of degree credit courses.

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If you repeat a course that you previously passed, you may not count the repeated course towards full-time enrollment for TAP purposes. This means that in order to receive TAP in a semester where you may be repeating a course you passed previously that you have, in addition to the repeated course, at least 12 credits or equated credits of non-repeated courses. If you repeat a course that you previously failed, you may include that course towards full-time enrollment for TAP purposes.

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For an associate degree you may receive TAP for up to 6 semesters. You will be limited to 6 semesters of TAP even if you change majors or transfer to another community college. When you enroll in a 4 year college program at a senior college, you will become eligible for an additional 2 full-time semesters of TAP bringing your undergraduate total to 8 semesters. If you are enrolled in a special program you may receive up to 8 semesters in an Associate Degree program (College Discovery) and 10 semesters in a bachelor degree program (SEEK).

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TAP

When you have completed the FAFSA online, you may then apply for TAP or if you are not applying for FAFSA you may apply for TAP at  www.hesc.ny.gov.

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TAP

The amount of TAP you receive depends on your family income, the number of family members attending college full-time, the number of semesters you have received TAP, and the size of the annual appropriation for the program. Maximum TAP awards can be equal to but not greater than the full tuition charge at the college. State budgetary restrictions can further limit TAP awards to a portion of your tuition.

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TAP

It never hurts to apply and let New York State decide whether you are eligible for a TAP grant. The application is easy and you just might qualify. Many students who are not eligible for Pell Grants still qualify for TAP.

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TAP

Yes, you must reapply for TAP every year in addition to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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TAP

Yes. You never know if your plans will change and having the TAP application on file will speed up the process if you decide to attend college in New York State.n

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Work Study (10)

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Many work-study opportunities exist on BCC’s campus. When filing your FAFSA, it is important that you check the appropriate box on the FAFSA form to be considered for Federal Work-study job opportunities. You also would benefit from following up personally with the Financial Aid office.

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Yes. If you receive FWS, you will contact the Financial Aid Office and you will directed on how to apply for jobs which consists of on campus and off campus jobs. After selecting a job, you will arrange for an interview with the work-study employer. If you are hired, you will proceed to complete the necessary documentation to begin to work. You may apply for multiple jobs but you cannot work more than one job at a time.

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Work Study

No. Your FWS award represents the maximum amount you may earn for the academic year. How much of the total award you actually receive depends upon your rate of pay, the total number of hours you work each week and the number of weeks you work in the year. Once you have earned your maximum FWS award, you will have to stop working.

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Yes. If you withdraw from school for any reason, you lose your eligibility for FWS and must stop working.

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Work Study

To be considered for this award, you must fill out your financial aid applications by an established filing deadline and request consideration for FWS by checking the appropriate box on the FAFSA. FWS money is awarded on a first-come, first served basis. The College receives a fixed amount of money each academic year to make FWS awards. Once this money is awarded, there is no more for that academic year. You are encouraged to file your financial aid applications early when you receive your award letter from the College, it will indicate whether or not you have been awarded FWS.

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You must register for and maintain an enrollment status of half-time (6 credits or equated credits) or greater to be eligible for FWS. If, for any reason, your course load falls below half-time, you can no longer participate in the program and must stop working.

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Work Study

At the end of each pay period you will submit a timesheet to your supervisor to be approved and you will receive pay check, which is every two weeks.

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Work Study

No. You can be paid only for the hours you have worked. If you cannot earn your entire FWS award before the end of the academic year, the unearned portion of your award is returned to the program.

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Work Study

If you have never had a job, the FWS program can give you your first exposure to the world of work. FWS employers are often willing to give you on-the-job training. You can find positions relating directly to your program of study or career choice, thereby gaining valuable job experience. You may learn about giving something back to the community through a community service related FWS position. When seeking regular employment after graduation, you may use your FWS job as an employment reference. If you are enrolled in the Cooperative Education department, you can sometimes use your FWS job to fulfill your internship requirement. Finally, you could be taken on as a regular employee by the employer you worked for as an FWS student.

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Work Study

According to federal law, the identity and work eligibility of all FWS students must be verified before beginning a FWS assignment. You will have to complete an I-9 form and present certain documents to an appropriate FWS representative. You may not participate in any FWS program until you have filed an I-9 form with the Financial Aid Office.

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Loan (2)

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Loan

Parents of dependent students are eligible to apply for their own federal loan to help pay college expenses. We do not assume parents want to borrow to pay educational expenses. If you and your parents are interested in this program you should contact the campus financial aid office at your school. A parent may borrow the difference between the Cost of Attendance and all other student aid received by the student. For additional information visit https://studentaid.gov.

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Loan

If you’re attending school at least half-time, you have a period of time after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time status before you must begin repayment. This period of time is called a “grace-period”.

Federal Perkins Loans- the grace period is nine months. If you’re attending less than half-time, check with your financial aid office to determine your grace period.

Direct Stafford Loans– the grace period is six months.

Subsidized loan– during the grace period, you don’t have to pay any principal and you won’t be charged interest.

Unsubsidized loan– you don’t have to pay any principal, but you will be charged interest. You can either pay interest as you go along or it will be capitalized later.

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Book Advance (7)

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Book Advance

In order to be eligible for a book advance, all financial aid requirements must be completed and your financial aid must exceed your semester charges.

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Book Advance

A Financial Aid Book Advance can be up to a maximum of $682.00 and is granted to all students with completed financial aid, and that have a credit balance pending with the College 10 days before each semester begins.

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Book Advance

E-mail notification or a letter will be sent to the student’s BCC email account from the Financial Aid Office. It will include the specific date that the funds will be made available.

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Book Advance

On the student account a charge will show as “Financial Aid.” This amount is an early advance from your financial aid refund. The remainder of your refund will be processed after semester begins providing all financial aid requirements have been satisfied. If additional charges are added to the student account or financial aid decreases, a balance could be owed back to BCC for the advance and the additional charges.

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Book Advance

If you register for classes but do not begin attendance, your financial aid will be cancelled. If you receive a payment of financial aid funds and/or a book advance for classes you have never attended, you must return that payment immediately to the college, failure to do so may result in you owing the college, your account being sent out to collection.

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Book Advance

At this time there is no option to elect out of the book advance program. If a student meets the criteria listed above, then a book advance will be processed and posted to the student’s account.

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Book Advance

Federal grant recipients who have completed all financial aid requirements, and who have financial aid in excess of the charges that appear on their student account, will be eligible to receive a book advance. The book advance will come in the form of a paper check or a direct deposit by the seven days before the start of the semester. These funds can be used to purchase books and supplies at a bookseller of their choice.

Bursar (2)

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If you have a Bursar hold you should speak to a representative in the Bursar Office.nnPlease contact the Office of the Bursar at (718) 289-5617 / (718) 289-5617 or via email at: Bursar@bcc.cuny.edu.

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Bursar

  • Full-time NYC residents or NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency – approximately $2,400 per semester – full-time is 12 credits or more (about 4 classes)
  • Part-time NYC/NYS residents – $210 per credit plus student fees
  • Part-time/full-time non-residents (including international students) – $320 credits per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students (NYC/NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency) – $265 per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students that are non-residents – $420 per credit
  • You can find more information as to tuition rates here

 

Calendar (7)

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Calendar

View the Final Exam Schedule.

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Calendar

Make sure to check out the college calendar and bookmark the link so you know when classes are in session and when they are not.

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Calendar

Online courses with no scheduled time are considered “asynchronous.” That is, they do not meet at a standard time and teaching and learning occurs on a more flexible schedule, though with deadlines set by the professor. See more information here.

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Calendar

You can find this information on the college calendar.

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Advising,

Calendar

Make sure to consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class.

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Calendar

You can find this information on the college calendar.

Student Life (4)

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Student Life

ME G01/ME G02 and ME G16/ME G17 are available for open use only on Monday-Friday 9am – 8pm. For more information, visit our computer labs page.

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Student Life

BCC offers many student support services, detailed here.

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Student Life

Spring 2024 hours can be found here.

I give students a grade, aren’t I already doing assessment?

Grades alone are not sufficient evidence of student learning because, by themselves, grades do not give enough information about the learning that was tested or the criteria used.  Among the multiple problems that attend the grading system are:

  • grade inflation
  • lack of consistent standards
  • vague criteria among courses and institutions
  • non-learning criteria used in the grading process (e.g. class participation)
  • student motivation that focuses too narrowly on grades

This is not to say that grades do not have a place in learning outcomes assessment.  They most certainly do.  According to Linda Suskie, former VP of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, “Grades can be useful evidence of student learning if the grades are based on direct evidence of student learning (tests, projects, papers, assignments, etc.) that is clearly linked to major learning goals and clearly delineated, consistent with standards through test blueprints or rubrics.”







Academics (3)

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Yes, we have two free GED programs.  The Future Now program for students 16-24, and the Adult Education program.

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Admissions

Yes, you can study ESL through our Continuing Education programs – you can find their offerings here. You may also want to consider CLIP – the CUNY Language Immersion Program – if you are interested in that program, you must first complete the admissions process.

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We offer over 40 academic programs, you can find all our majors and academic programs here.

Extra Support / Tutoring (5)

Writing assistance covers nearly all academic subjects and takes place both virtually and in person. Visit BCC’s Writing Center.

Yes. BCC’s Virtual Learning Commons offers tutoring assistance in the STEM areas, including lecture notes, videos, Open Educational Resources (OERs), and simulations tailored to courses in Biology, Chemistry and Math.

You can find tutoring in the Learning Commons. BCC provides extensive support to help students with their academic classes. Instructional support beyond the classroom — both in-person and online — is provided when needed in all subject areas ranging from math, science, and English to writing.

Math and Computer Science tutoring is available in-person and online. Appointments are prioritized and highly recommended. See details here.

Admissions (21)

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Financial Aid

Yes, you can check on your CUNYfirst after you’ve been accepted. You should also monitor your email for any requests from financial aid. If you have completed your application for financial aid but nothing shows on your CUNYfirst, please be sure to contact financial aid directly to financialaid@bcc.cuny.edu. Only they can check the status of your financial aid applications. Be sure to provide your CUNYfirst ID# (EMPLID) in your email.

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Admissions

Yes, we can defer your acceptance for up to one year. Please note that you must contact us after the upcoming semester starts so that we can defer you application for the following semester (for example, contact us in September to defer your fall application to spring).

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Admissions

Yes! please click here for our walk-in hours. You can also schedule a campus tour by clicking here.

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Academics,

Admissions

Yes, we have two free GED programs.  The Future Now program for students 16-24, and the Adult Education program.

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Academics,

Admissions

Yes, you can study ESL through our Continuing Education programs – you can find their offerings here. You may also want to consider CLIP – the CUNY Language Immersion Program – if you are interested in that program, you must first complete the admissions process.

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There is no separate application for ASAP.  If you are eligible for the ASAP program, you will receive a link to schedule an appointment with an ASAP advisor after you’ve been accepted to BCC.  If you feel you qualify for ASAP but did not get an opportunity to schedule an appointment with them, let your academic advisor know and they will refer you to the program.

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Admissions

The application can be completed online at cuny.edu/apply. You can submit documents to us via email at Admission@bcc.cuny.edu. To get a better idea as to what to submit and the steps, please click here.

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Admissions

You can create a CUNYfirst account by going to www.cuny.edu, hovering over login, clicking CUNYfirst, and then selecting New User. Follow the steps to create your account. You can also find more information on how to do this on the CUNY website to www.cuny.edu/apply and then selecting check application status

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The application fee is paid to the City University of New York (CUNY) and they are the only ones that can provide fee waivers. If you have submitted the application already, write us an email to Admission@bcc.cuny.edu and we can provide some resources on a case-by-case basis.

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Admissions,

Advising

Incoming students will get an email with instructions to make an appointment with an academic advisor to register for courses. We may also call you to assist you with making the appointment.  You will be able to make your appointment for in-person or virtual. See your accepted student webpage for step by step instructions.nnContinuing students need to contact their academic advisor and their program/major coordinator.

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The Admissions Office is located in in Loew Hall [LO], Room 224. Admissions can help walk you through the process to make sure you have submitted all necessary documents.nnPlease email Admission@bcc.cuny.edu if you have any questions about submitting any documentation or see our office hours here:Visit the Admissions Office.

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Admissions

You must submit your completed non-degree application and your official transcripts to us via email. You can find the application and steps here.

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Admissions

You will complete the same application online at cuny.edu/apply and submit your admission documents directly to CUNY for assessment. Once your documents have been evaluated by CUNY (you will see this by checking your application status), you can contact us, and we will process your application. You can also wait for CUNY to completely process you and sends the admissions decision.

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Admissions

You will get an acceptance letter via email as well as via regular mail – you can also check your application status and admission by logging into your CUNYfirst account.

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Admissions

To start the F-1 visa process, please contact the Office of International Student Services via email at Internationalstudent@bcc.cuny.edu. Let them know you have been admitted and want to complete next steps for the visa.

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Admissions

Previously enrolled students who have been inactive for at least one semester can officially return to continue their educational pursuits by applying for readmission. For further questions, please contact readmit@bcc.cuny.edu

Note: If you have already earned your Associate’s Degree, you should either apply to begin a second degree or take courses as a non-degree student.

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Admissions

Please search the name of the country you graduated high school here, the results indicate the name of the high school diploma equivalent and therefore what you are required to submit as proof of to be eligible for admission.

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Admissions

You must submit your completed non-degree application and your official transcripts to us via email. You can find the application and steps here.

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Admissions

Please email us at Admission@bcc.cuny.edu so we can check if your application can be reactivated for the current semester. You should also check your email as we may have already sent you an email asking you to reactivate your application.

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Admissions,

Bursar

  • Full-time NYC residents or NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency – approximately $2,400 per semester – full-time is 12 credits or more (about 4 classes)
  • Part-time NYC/NYS residents – $210 per credit plus student fees
  • Part-time/full-time non-residents (including international students) – $320 credits per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students (NYC/NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency) – $265 per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students that are non-residents – $420 per credit
  • You can find more information as to tuition rates here

 

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Academics,

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We offer over 40 academic programs, you can find all our majors and academic programs here.

Advising (15)

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Advising

You can make an appointment with your advisor using Starfish.

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Advising

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Admissions,

Advising

There is no separate application for ASAP.  If you are eligible for the ASAP program, you will receive a link to schedule an appointment with an ASAP advisor after you’ve been accepted to BCC.  If you feel you qualify for ASAP but did not get an opportunity to schedule an appointment with them, let your academic advisor know and they will refer you to the program.

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ASAP,

Eligibility

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Admissions,

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Incoming students will get an email with instructions to make an appointment with an academic advisor to register for courses. We may also call you to assist you with making the appointment.  You will be able to make your appointment for in-person or virtual. See your accepted student webpage for step by step instructions.nnContinuing students need to contact their academic advisor and their program/major coordinator.

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Advising,

Registrar

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.nnTo obtain the Application for Change of Major, please visit: Forms & Resources – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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Advising,

Registrar

Consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class. Students may use Self-Service to drop classes from their schedule.

  1. Enter https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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Registrar

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 (cuny.edu)

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Advising,

Registrar

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 (cuny.edu).

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.

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Advising

ASAP students: call: 718.289.5166; email: asap@bcc.cuny.edunnCollege Discovery students: call: 718.289.5882; email: collegediscovery@bcc.cuny.edunnStudents not assigned to any special program: call: 718.289.5401; email: academic.advisement@bcc.cuny.edunnNewly enrolled freshman and transfer students: call 718.289.5120; email: FYP@bcc.cuny.edu

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Advising

View the Academic Advising Planning Sheets. Logging on to DegreeWorks using your CUNYfirst credentials will also enable you to keep track of your progress toward your degree.

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Advising

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Advising,

Registrar

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.

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Advising,

Registrar

There is no limit to courses that can be added to the shopping cart. However, be mindful of your credit limitations when registering for classes.

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Advising

If you have questions about a hold on your account, please contact your Academic Advisor.

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Advising,

Holds

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Advising,

Registrar

Not all CUNY schools use ‘Plan’. Consult with an Academic Advisor if you do not have a pre-arranged plan set up by your college through DegreeWorks. However, you are still able to search and select courses manually in the “Select Courses” section and through your ‘Worksheet’.

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Advising,

Registrar

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 (cuny.edu).

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Calendar

Make sure to consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class.

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Registrar (30)

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Financial Aid,

Registrar

Yes. WU grades can affect your financial aid.  You should speak to the financial aid office if you receive a WU grade.

Visit https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/grades/

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Grades / GPA,

Registrar

Yes – for more information, see https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/e-permit/.

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Registrar

Yes. For more information, please visit: https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/e-permit/.

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Registrar

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Registrar

No, Schedule Builder does not automatically enroll you in the classes you’ve selected. Once you’ve created the perfect schedule, click on ‘Get This Schedule’. Be sure that all actions are set to ‘Enroll’. Then click on ‘Do Action’ to fully enroll in your classes

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Registrar

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

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

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Registrar

Log into CUNYfirst using your credentials and proceed to your Student Center.

From your Student Center, click the “Launch Schedule Builder” link under the Academics Tab to access the application. (Be sure to allow pop-ups in the browser)

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Advising,

Registrar

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.nnTo obtain the Application for Change of Major, please visit: Forms & Resources – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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Registrar

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 (cuny.edu).

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Advising,

Registrar

Consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class. Students may use Self-Service to drop classes from their schedule.

  1. Enter https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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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 (cuny.edu)

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Registrar

Student Center > Academic Records > View Grades

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Registrar

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

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Advising,

Registrar

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 (cuny.edu).

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.

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Registrar

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 (cuny.edu).

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Registrar

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 (cuny.edu).

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Registrar

Log into CUNYfirst using your credentials and proceed to your Student Center.

From your Student Center, click the “Launch Schedule Builder” link under the Academics Tab to access the application. (Be sure to allow pop-ups in the browser)

Once the application opens, Schedule Builder’s Welcome page should appear.

Select the term from the “hamburger menu” in which you would like to search for classes.

Next, select your CUNY College and choose your preferred instruction mode for your classes. Once finished, you can begin to search for classes.

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Advising,

Registrar

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.

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Advising,

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There is no limit to courses that can be added to the shopping cart. However, be mindful of your credit limitations when registering for classes.

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Registrar

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

If you are a guest user, your CUNY Login account username will be the one you set in the CUNY Portal.

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.

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Registrar

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 (cuny.edu).

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Not all CUNY schools use ‘Plan’. Consult with an Academic Advisor if you do not have a pre-arranged plan set up by your college through DegreeWorks. However, you are still able to search and select courses manually in the “Select Courses” section and through your ‘Worksheet’.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Registrar

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

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Registrar

Schedule Builder is a tool that allows students to plan their class schedule and register for classes for the upcoming semester. With this tool, students can arrange selected courses into conflict-free timetable options, making it easier to see what available options best fits into their personal and academic lives.

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Grades / GPA,

Registrar

Final grades are posted in CUNYfirst.

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Registrar

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.nnFor more information regarding transfer credit guidelines, please visit: Transfer Credit Evaluation – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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Registrar

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 https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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Conditions that would prevent a student from enrolling in a course:n

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  • If a class section is full, then no further enrollment will be allowed
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  • If there are still pre-requisites or co-requisites needed to add the course
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  • If certain class sections are reserved for students in specific programs
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Financial Aid (16)

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Admissions,

Financial Aid

Yes, you can check on your CUNYfirst after you’ve been accepted. You should also monitor your email for any requests from financial aid. If you have completed your application for financial aid but nothing shows on your CUNYfirst, please be sure to contact financial aid directly to financialaid@bcc.cuny.edu. Only they can check the status of your financial aid applications. Be sure to provide your CUNYfirst ID# (EMPLID) in your email.

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Yes. You must apply for financial aid every year. If your financial circumstances change, you may get more or less aid. Note, that your eligibility for financial aid may change significantly, especially if you have a different number of family members in college. Your financial aid package also depends on making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, such as earning a minimum number of credits and achieving a minimum GPA.

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Financial Aid

No. You can apply for financial aid any time after October 1, prior to the academic year you plan to attend. To actually receive funds, however, you must be admitted and enrolled at the university.

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Financial Aid,

Registrar

Yes. WU grades can affect your financial aid.  You should speak to the financial aid office if you receive a WU grade.

Visit https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/grades/

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Financial Aid

You should file a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov and indicate your interest in federal work-study by checking the appropriate box on the FAFSA. Checking the box does not commit you to accepting work-study. You will have the opportunity to accept or decline it later. Leaving the box unchecked will not increase the amount of grants you receive.

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You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is the application form required for all federal aid. The application for New York State aid can be found at www.hesc.ny.gov.nnYou can receive assistance with filing your financial aid by contacting your financial aid office.

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Bursar,

Financial Aid

If you have a Bursar hold you should speak to a representative in the Bursar Office.nnPlease contact the Office of the Bursar at (718) 289-5617 / (718) 289-5617 or via email at: Bursar@bcc.cuny.edu.

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Financial Aid

Yes. Many families mistakenly think they don’t qualify for aid and prevent themselves from receiving financial aid by failing to apply for it. In addition, there are a few sources of aid such as unsubsidized Stafford and PLUS loans that are available regardless of need. The FAFSA form is free. There is no good excuse for not applying.

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Financial Aid

Pell Grants are the foundation of federal student aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added. Pell Grants are for undergraduate students.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid covers school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. The various categories of student financial aid are grants, work-study, loans and scholarships.

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Financial Aid

If you or your parents are employed ask your company or labor union if it has a tuition reimbursement program.

Check to see if the church or community organization you or your parents belong to has an educational grant or scholarship program.

If you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or the child of a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans’ educational benefits. Learn about your eligibility for these benefits at the Veterans Administration GI bill website.

Vocational and Educational Services for individuals with Disabilities (VESID) is a NYS government office that provides a variety of educationally related services and some financial assistance for eligible students.

If you are a recipient of public assistance, you may qualify for Training Related Expense (TRE) payments through the Office of Employment Services (OES) of the Human Resources Administration.

The New York State Department of Education, in conjunction with the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), makes a number of academic merit and service awards each year. For more information about more than a dozen NYS sponsored academic award programs, please visit HESC’s Grants, Scholarships and Special Awards page.

For those who wish to conduct your own scholarship searches, you may want to try the following free scholarship searches:

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Financial Aid

You can apply for financial aid even before you’ve been accepted to a college.

Students will be able to file a FAFSA as early as October 1, prior to the Fall semester they will be attending.

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Financial Aid

There are several available resources to help you. For information on available scholarships you can visit the following websites:

www.cuny.edu/scholarships

www.hesc.ny.gov

For general information about federal student financial assistance programs or help in completing the FAFSA, or to obtain federal student aid publications, call FAFSA 1-800-433-3243.

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The financial aid administrator at your college can help determine what you’re eligible for. There are, however some basic guidelines for all applicants. They must:

  • Demonstrate financial need; this means that your cost of education is greater than your family contribution
  • Be working toward a degree or certificate
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, be a New York state resident for NY state aid (TAP)
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be registered with the Selective Service (if required)
  • Maintain academic progress once in college
  • Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Not be convicted of selling or possessing illegal drugs while receiving aid
  • Not be in default of federal student loans or state student loans for NY state financial aid (TAP)

FAFSA (15)

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FAFSA

You can create an FSA ID when logging into certain ED websites including the FAFSA.

The FSA ID process consists of three main steps:

  1. Enter your log-in information.
    1. Provide your e-mail address, a unique username, and password, and verify that you are at least 13 years old.
  2. Enter your personal information.
    1. Provide your Social Security number- if applicable, name, and date of birth.
    2. Include your mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and language preference.
    3. For security purposes, provide answers to five challenge questions.
  3. Submit your FSA ID information.
    1. Agree to the terms and conditions
    2. Verify your e-mail address. (Note: By verifying your e-mail address, you can use your e-mail address as your username when logging into certain websites. This verification also allows you to retrieve your username or reset your password without answering challenge questions.)

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FAFSA

You can contact your financial aid office for assistance with filing FAFSA  applications.  You may also contact FAFSA at 1-800-433-3243 with questions about the FAFSA on the Web or paper application process at www.fafsa.gov. You can also get free live help online at this web site.

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FAFSA

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FAFSA

Contact the financial aid office of the school(s) you’re interested in or plan to attend. If you’re eligible for aid, each school will send you an award letter, telling you the types of aid it will offer and how much you can receive.

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FAFSA

All students will apply or renew FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.

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FAFSA

Schools will be able to access your FAFSA when the school name and school code is provided on the FAFSA. You can list up to twenty schools on the FAFSA.

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FAFSA

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FAFSA

The federal government uses a process called verification to help determine the correctness of the financial information on your FAFSA. You will be notified if your application is selected for verification. Your electronic record will also indicate that verification must be completed before any federal student aid payments are made.

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FAFSA

Students should check with the financial aid office to find out the status of their FAFSA application. FAFSA applications can process 3 to 5 days after application is successfully submitted.n

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FAFSA

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FAFSA

It’s a federal regulation. There are basic requirements a student must meet to be considered an independent student. If you do not meet these requirements but you still believe you are truly independent of your parents, you may appeal for a “dependency override” in the financial aid office at your school.

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FAFSA

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FAFSA

Students will receive a confirmation email when the FAFSA application has been submitted and processed.

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FAFSA

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FAFSA

  • Social Security numbers of student and parents’ (parents Social Security numbers are needed for dependent students)
  • W-2 forms and other records of money earned by student and parents, if you are a dependent student
  • Students and parents’ federal income tax returns (parents tax return is needed for dependent students and spouses tax return is needed for independent students)
  • Untaxed income records – Social security, welfare, or veteran benefits for example
  • Current bank statements
  • Current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
  • Alien registration card, if you’re not a U.S. citizen

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FAFSA

An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).nnIf you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Each FSA ID user must have a separate e-mail address.

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FAFSA

After you submit your FAFSA form, you’ll get a Student Aid Report (SAR), an electronic or paper document that summarizes the information you reported on your FAFSA form. It includes your Student Aid Index (SAI) which has replaced the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA, your estimated eligibility for Federal Pell Grants and federal student loans, and whether you’ve been selected for verification.

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FAFSA

Talk to your financial aid administrator in your schools’ financial aid office. If your family’s circumstances have changed from the base year due to loss of employment, loss of benefits, death or divorce, your school may decide to adjust your financial aid. The adjustment might increase your eligibility for student aid.

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FAFSA

Students will be able to file a FAFSA as early as October 1, prior to the Fall semester they will be attending. Check the FAFSA website for an changes to when the FAFSA application opens.

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FAFSA

Generally, grants and scholarships that do not exceed tuition, fees, books, and required supplies are not considered income. Student aid is considered income when it’s taxable student grant and scholarship aid such as fellowships and assistantships which are reported to the IRS in your parents or your adjusted gross income.

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TAP (8)

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TAP

Remedial courses may be counted towards either full-time or part time enrollment for TAP purposes. However, to qualify for TAP, you must always be registered for a certain number of degree credit courses.

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If you repeat a course that you previously passed, you may not count the repeated course towards full-time enrollment for TAP purposes. This means that in order to receive TAP in a semester where you may be repeating a course you passed previously that you have, in addition to the repeated course, at least 12 credits or equated credits of non-repeated courses. If you repeat a course that you previously failed, you may include that course towards full-time enrollment for TAP purposes.

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TAP

For an associate degree you may receive TAP for up to 6 semesters. You will be limited to 6 semesters of TAP even if you change majors or transfer to another community college. When you enroll in a 4 year college program at a senior college, you will become eligible for an additional 2 full-time semesters of TAP bringing your undergraduate total to 8 semesters. If you are enrolled in a special program you may receive up to 8 semesters in an Associate Degree program (College Discovery) and 10 semesters in a bachelor degree program (SEEK).

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TAP

When you have completed the FAFSA online, you may then apply for TAP or if you are not applying for FAFSA you may apply for TAP at  www.hesc.ny.gov.

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TAP

The amount of TAP you receive depends on your family income, the number of family members attending college full-time, the number of semesters you have received TAP, and the size of the annual appropriation for the program. Maximum TAP awards can be equal to but not greater than the full tuition charge at the college. State budgetary restrictions can further limit TAP awards to a portion of your tuition.

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TAP

It never hurts to apply and let New York State decide whether you are eligible for a TAP grant. The application is easy and you just might qualify. Many students who are not eligible for Pell Grants still qualify for TAP.

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TAP

Yes, you must reapply for TAP every year in addition to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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TAP

Yes. You never know if your plans will change and having the TAP application on file will speed up the process if you decide to attend college in New York State.n

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Work Study (10)

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Work Study

Many work-study opportunities exist on BCC’s campus. When filing your FAFSA, it is important that you check the appropriate box on the FAFSA form to be considered for Federal Work-study job opportunities. You also would benefit from following up personally with the Financial Aid office.

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Work Study

Yes. If you receive FWS, you will contact the Financial Aid Office and you will directed on how to apply for jobs which consists of on campus and off campus jobs. After selecting a job, you will arrange for an interview with the work-study employer. If you are hired, you will proceed to complete the necessary documentation to begin to work. You may apply for multiple jobs but you cannot work more than one job at a time.

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Work Study

No. Your FWS award represents the maximum amount you may earn for the academic year. How much of the total award you actually receive depends upon your rate of pay, the total number of hours you work each week and the number of weeks you work in the year. Once you have earned your maximum FWS award, you will have to stop working.

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Work Study

Yes. If you withdraw from school for any reason, you lose your eligibility for FWS and must stop working.

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Work Study

To be considered for this award, you must fill out your financial aid applications by an established filing deadline and request consideration for FWS by checking the appropriate box on the FAFSA. FWS money is awarded on a first-come, first served basis. The College receives a fixed amount of money each academic year to make FWS awards. Once this money is awarded, there is no more for that academic year. You are encouraged to file your financial aid applications early when you receive your award letter from the College, it will indicate whether or not you have been awarded FWS.

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Work Study

You must register for and maintain an enrollment status of half-time (6 credits or equated credits) or greater to be eligible for FWS. If, for any reason, your course load falls below half-time, you can no longer participate in the program and must stop working.

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Work Study

At the end of each pay period you will submit a timesheet to your supervisor to be approved and you will receive pay check, which is every two weeks.

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Work Study

No. You can be paid only for the hours you have worked. If you cannot earn your entire FWS award before the end of the academic year, the unearned portion of your award is returned to the program.

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Work Study

If you have never had a job, the FWS program can give you your first exposure to the world of work. FWS employers are often willing to give you on-the-job training. You can find positions relating directly to your program of study or career choice, thereby gaining valuable job experience. You may learn about giving something back to the community through a community service related FWS position. When seeking regular employment after graduation, you may use your FWS job as an employment reference. If you are enrolled in the Cooperative Education department, you can sometimes use your FWS job to fulfill your internship requirement. Finally, you could be taken on as a regular employee by the employer you worked for as an FWS student.

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Work Study

According to federal law, the identity and work eligibility of all FWS students must be verified before beginning a FWS assignment. You will have to complete an I-9 form and present certain documents to an appropriate FWS representative. You may not participate in any FWS program until you have filed an I-9 form with the Financial Aid Office.

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Loan (2)

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Loan

Parents of dependent students are eligible to apply for their own federal loan to help pay college expenses. We do not assume parents want to borrow to pay educational expenses. If you and your parents are interested in this program you should contact the campus financial aid office at your school. A parent may borrow the difference between the Cost of Attendance and all other student aid received by the student. For additional information visit https://studentaid.gov.

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Loan

If you’re attending school at least half-time, you have a period of time after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time status before you must begin repayment. This period of time is called a “grace-period”.

Federal Perkins Loans- the grace period is nine months. If you’re attending less than half-time, check with your financial aid office to determine your grace period.

Direct Stafford Loans– the grace period is six months.

Subsidized loan– during the grace period, you don’t have to pay any principal and you won’t be charged interest.

Unsubsidized loan– you don’t have to pay any principal, but you will be charged interest. You can either pay interest as you go along or it will be capitalized later.

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Book Advance (7)

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Book Advance

In order to be eligible for a book advance, all financial aid requirements must be completed and your financial aid must exceed your semester charges.

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Book Advance

A Financial Aid Book Advance can be up to a maximum of $682.00 and is granted to all students with completed financial aid, and that have a credit balance pending with the College 10 days before each semester begins.

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Book Advance

E-mail notification or a letter will be sent to the student’s BCC email account from the Financial Aid Office. It will include the specific date that the funds will be made available.

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Book Advance

On the student account a charge will show as “Financial Aid.” This amount is an early advance from your financial aid refund. The remainder of your refund will be processed after semester begins providing all financial aid requirements have been satisfied. If additional charges are added to the student account or financial aid decreases, a balance could be owed back to BCC for the advance and the additional charges.

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If you register for classes but do not begin attendance, your financial aid will be cancelled. If you receive a payment of financial aid funds and/or a book advance for classes you have never attended, you must return that payment immediately to the college, failure to do so may result in you owing the college, your account being sent out to collection.

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Book Advance

At this time there is no option to elect out of the book advance program. If a student meets the criteria listed above, then a book advance will be processed and posted to the student’s account.

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Book Advance

Federal grant recipients who have completed all financial aid requirements, and who have financial aid in excess of the charges that appear on their student account, will be eligible to receive a book advance. The book advance will come in the form of a paper check or a direct deposit by the seven days before the start of the semester. These funds can be used to purchase books and supplies at a bookseller of their choice.

Bursar (2)

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If you have a Bursar hold you should speak to a representative in the Bursar Office.nnPlease contact the Office of the Bursar at (718) 289-5617 / (718) 289-5617 or via email at: Bursar@bcc.cuny.edu.

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  • Full-time NYC residents or NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency – approximately $2,400 per semester – full-time is 12 credits or more (about 4 classes)
  • Part-time NYC/NYS residents – $210 per credit plus student fees
  • Part-time/full-time non-residents (including international students) – $320 credits per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students (NYC/NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency) – $265 per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students that are non-residents – $420 per credit
  • You can find more information as to tuition rates here

 

Calendar (7)

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Calendar

View the Final Exam Schedule.

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Calendar

Make sure to check out the college calendar and bookmark the link so you know when classes are in session and when they are not.

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Calendar

Online courses with no scheduled time are considered “asynchronous.” That is, they do not meet at a standard time and teaching and learning occurs on a more flexible schedule, though with deadlines set by the professor. See more information here.

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Calendar

You can find this information on the college calendar.

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Advising,

Calendar

Make sure to consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class.

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Calendar

You can find this information on the college calendar.

Student Life (4)

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Student Life

ME G01/ME G02 and ME G16/ME G17 are available for open use only on Monday-Friday 9am – 8pm. For more information, visit our computer labs page.

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Student Life

BCC offers many student support services, detailed here.

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Student Life

Spring 2024 hours can be found here.

Does learning outcomes assessment infringe on the academic freedom of faculty?

No.  According to Middle States, “Assessment of student learning is not a means of decreasing the autonomy of faculty members.  It is a means of increasing the mutual engagement of faculty members, staff, and students in providing an optimal learning experience.”  According to Barbara Walvoord, a leading expert on assessment in higher education, “Assessment rightly conducted does not ask faculty to repress their knowledge or judgments.  Rather, it asks faculty to work together as colleagues to assess student work fairly by criteria respected in the field and to share their knowledge of student strengths and weaknesses, in order to improve curriculum, pedagogy, and other factors that affect learning.”







Academics (3)

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Yes, we have two free GED programs.  The Future Now program for students 16-24, and the Adult Education program.

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Yes, you can study ESL through our Continuing Education programs – you can find their offerings here. You may also want to consider CLIP – the CUNY Language Immersion Program – if you are interested in that program, you must first complete the admissions process.

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We offer over 40 academic programs, you can find all our majors and academic programs here.

Extra Support / Tutoring (5)

Writing assistance covers nearly all academic subjects and takes place both virtually and in person. Visit BCC’s Writing Center.

Yes. BCC’s Virtual Learning Commons offers tutoring assistance in the STEM areas, including lecture notes, videos, Open Educational Resources (OERs), and simulations tailored to courses in Biology, Chemistry and Math.

You can find tutoring in the Learning Commons. BCC provides extensive support to help students with their academic classes. Instructional support beyond the classroom — both in-person and online — is provided when needed in all subject areas ranging from math, science, and English to writing.

Math and Computer Science tutoring is available in-person and online. Appointments are prioritized and highly recommended. See details here.

Admissions (21)

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Admissions,

Financial Aid

Yes, you can check on your CUNYfirst after you’ve been accepted. You should also monitor your email for any requests from financial aid. If you have completed your application for financial aid but nothing shows on your CUNYfirst, please be sure to contact financial aid directly to financialaid@bcc.cuny.edu. Only they can check the status of your financial aid applications. Be sure to provide your CUNYfirst ID# (EMPLID) in your email.

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Admissions

Yes, we can defer your acceptance for up to one year. Please note that you must contact us after the upcoming semester starts so that we can defer you application for the following semester (for example, contact us in September to defer your fall application to spring).

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Admissions

Yes! please click here for our walk-in hours. You can also schedule a campus tour by clicking here.

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Academics,

Admissions

Yes, we have two free GED programs.  The Future Now program for students 16-24, and the Adult Education program.

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Academics,

Admissions

Yes, you can study ESL through our Continuing Education programs – you can find their offerings here. You may also want to consider CLIP – the CUNY Language Immersion Program – if you are interested in that program, you must first complete the admissions process.

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Advising

There is no separate application for ASAP.  If you are eligible for the ASAP program, you will receive a link to schedule an appointment with an ASAP advisor after you’ve been accepted to BCC.  If you feel you qualify for ASAP but did not get an opportunity to schedule an appointment with them, let your academic advisor know and they will refer you to the program.

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Admissions

The application can be completed online at cuny.edu/apply. You can submit documents to us via email at Admission@bcc.cuny.edu. To get a better idea as to what to submit and the steps, please click here.

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Admissions

You can create a CUNYfirst account by going to www.cuny.edu, hovering over login, clicking CUNYfirst, and then selecting New User. Follow the steps to create your account. You can also find more information on how to do this on the CUNY website to www.cuny.edu/apply and then selecting check application status

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The application fee is paid to the City University of New York (CUNY) and they are the only ones that can provide fee waivers. If you have submitted the application already, write us an email to Admission@bcc.cuny.edu and we can provide some resources on a case-by-case basis.

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Incoming students will get an email with instructions to make an appointment with an academic advisor to register for courses. We may also call you to assist you with making the appointment.  You will be able to make your appointment for in-person or virtual. See your accepted student webpage for step by step instructions.nnContinuing students need to contact their academic advisor and their program/major coordinator.

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Admissions

The Admissions Office is located in in Loew Hall [LO], Room 224. Admissions can help walk you through the process to make sure you have submitted all necessary documents.nnPlease email Admission@bcc.cuny.edu if you have any questions about submitting any documentation or see our office hours here:Visit the Admissions Office.

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Admissions

You must submit your completed non-degree application and your official transcripts to us via email. You can find the application and steps here.

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Admissions

You will complete the same application online at cuny.edu/apply and submit your admission documents directly to CUNY for assessment. Once your documents have been evaluated by CUNY (you will see this by checking your application status), you can contact us, and we will process your application. You can also wait for CUNY to completely process you and sends the admissions decision.

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Admissions

You will get an acceptance letter via email as well as via regular mail – you can also check your application status and admission by logging into your CUNYfirst account.

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Admissions

To start the F-1 visa process, please contact the Office of International Student Services via email at Internationalstudent@bcc.cuny.edu. Let them know you have been admitted and want to complete next steps for the visa.

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Admissions

Previously enrolled students who have been inactive for at least one semester can officially return to continue their educational pursuits by applying for readmission. For further questions, please contact readmit@bcc.cuny.edu

Note: If you have already earned your Associate’s Degree, you should either apply to begin a second degree or take courses as a non-degree student.

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Admissions

Please search the name of the country you graduated high school here, the results indicate the name of the high school diploma equivalent and therefore what you are required to submit as proof of to be eligible for admission.

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Admissions

You must submit your completed non-degree application and your official transcripts to us via email. You can find the application and steps here.

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Admissions

Please email us at Admission@bcc.cuny.edu so we can check if your application can be reactivated for the current semester. You should also check your email as we may have already sent you an email asking you to reactivate your application.

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Bursar

  • Full-time NYC residents or NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency – approximately $2,400 per semester – full-time is 12 credits or more (about 4 classes)
  • Part-time NYC/NYS residents – $210 per credit plus student fees
  • Part-time/full-time non-residents (including international students) – $320 credits per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students (NYC/NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency) – $265 per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students that are non-residents – $420 per credit
  • You can find more information as to tuition rates here

 

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Academics,

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We offer over 40 academic programs, you can find all our majors and academic programs here.

Advising (15)

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Advising

You can make an appointment with your advisor using Starfish.

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There is no separate application for ASAP.  If you are eligible for the ASAP program, you will receive a link to schedule an appointment with an ASAP advisor after you’ve been accepted to BCC.  If you feel you qualify for ASAP but did not get an opportunity to schedule an appointment with them, let your academic advisor know and they will refer you to the program.

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Eligibility

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Incoming students will get an email with instructions to make an appointment with an academic advisor to register for courses. We may also call you to assist you with making the appointment.  You will be able to make your appointment for in-person or virtual. See your accepted student webpage for step by step instructions.nnContinuing students need to contact their academic advisor and their program/major coordinator.

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Registrar

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.nnTo obtain the Application for Change of Major, please visit: Forms & Resources – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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Consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class. Students may use Self-Service to drop classes from their schedule.

  1. Enter https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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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 (cuny.edu)

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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 (cuny.edu).

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.

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ASAP students: call: 718.289.5166; email: asap@bcc.cuny.edunnCollege Discovery students: call: 718.289.5882; email: collegediscovery@bcc.cuny.edunnStudents not assigned to any special program: call: 718.289.5401; email: academic.advisement@bcc.cuny.edunnNewly enrolled freshman and transfer students: call 718.289.5120; email: FYP@bcc.cuny.edu

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View the Academic Advising Planning Sheets. Logging on to DegreeWorks using your CUNYfirst credentials will also enable you to keep track of your progress toward your degree.

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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.

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There is no limit to courses that can be added to the shopping cart. However, be mindful of your credit limitations when registering for classes.

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Advising

If you have questions about a hold on your account, please contact your Academic Advisor.

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Not all CUNY schools use ‘Plan’. Consult with an Academic Advisor if you do not have a pre-arranged plan set up by your college through DegreeWorks. However, you are still able to search and select courses manually in the “Select Courses” section and through your ‘Worksheet’.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Calendar

Make sure to consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class.

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Registrar (30)

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Yes. WU grades can affect your financial aid.  You should speak to the financial aid office if you receive a WU grade.

Visit https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/grades/

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Registrar

Yes – for more information, see https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/e-permit/.

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Registrar

Yes. For more information, please visit: https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/e-permit/.

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No, Schedule Builder does not automatically enroll you in the classes you’ve selected. Once you’ve created the perfect schedule, click on ‘Get This Schedule’. Be sure that all actions are set to ‘Enroll’. Then click on ‘Do Action’ to fully enroll in your classes

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

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

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Registrar

Log into CUNYfirst using your credentials and proceed to your Student Center.

From your Student Center, click the “Launch Schedule Builder” link under the Academics Tab to access the application. (Be sure to allow pop-ups in the browser)

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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.nnTo obtain the Application for Change of Major, please visit: Forms & Resources – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class. Students may use Self-Service to drop classes from their schedule.

  1. Enter https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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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 (cuny.edu)

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Student Center > Academic Records > View Grades

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Registrar

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

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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 (cuny.edu).

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.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Registrar

Log into CUNYfirst using your credentials and proceed to your Student Center.

From your Student Center, click the “Launch Schedule Builder” link under the Academics Tab to access the application. (Be sure to allow pop-ups in the browser)

Once the application opens, Schedule Builder’s Welcome page should appear.

Select the term from the “hamburger menu” in which you would like to search for classes.

Next, select your CUNY College and choose your preferred instruction mode for your classes. Once finished, you can begin to search for classes.

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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.

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There is no limit to courses that can be added to the shopping cart. However, be mindful of your credit limitations when registering for classes.

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

If you are a guest user, your CUNY Login account username will be the one you set in the CUNY Portal.

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.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Advising,

Registrar

Not all CUNY schools use ‘Plan’. Consult with an Academic Advisor if you do not have a pre-arranged plan set up by your college through DegreeWorks. However, you are still able to search and select courses manually in the “Select Courses” section and through your ‘Worksheet’.

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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 (cuny.edu).

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Registrar

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

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Schedule Builder is a tool that allows students to plan their class schedule and register for classes for the upcoming semester. With this tool, students can arrange selected courses into conflict-free timetable options, making it easier to see what available options best fits into their personal and academic lives.

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Registrar

Final grades are posted in CUNYfirst.

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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.nnFor more information regarding transfer credit guidelines, please visit: Transfer Credit Evaluation – Bronx Community College (cuny.edu).

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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 https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu 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.

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Conditions that would prevent a student from enrolling in a course:n

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  • If a class section is full, then no further enrollment will be allowed
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  • If there are still pre-requisites or co-requisites needed to add the course
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  • If certain class sections are reserved for students in specific programs
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Financial Aid (16)

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Yes, you can check on your CUNYfirst after you’ve been accepted. You should also monitor your email for any requests from financial aid. If you have completed your application for financial aid but nothing shows on your CUNYfirst, please be sure to contact financial aid directly to financialaid@bcc.cuny.edu. Only they can check the status of your financial aid applications. Be sure to provide your CUNYfirst ID# (EMPLID) in your email.

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Yes. You must apply for financial aid every year. If your financial circumstances change, you may get more or less aid. Note, that your eligibility for financial aid may change significantly, especially if you have a different number of family members in college. Your financial aid package also depends on making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, such as earning a minimum number of credits and achieving a minimum GPA.

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No. You can apply for financial aid any time after October 1, prior to the academic year you plan to attend. To actually receive funds, however, you must be admitted and enrolled at the university.

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Financial Aid,

Registrar

Yes. WU grades can affect your financial aid.  You should speak to the financial aid office if you receive a WU grade.

Visit https://www.bcc.cuny.edu/registrar/grades/

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Financial Aid

You should file a FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov and indicate your interest in federal work-study by checking the appropriate box on the FAFSA. Checking the box does not commit you to accepting work-study. You will have the opportunity to accept or decline it later. Leaving the box unchecked will not increase the amount of grants you receive.

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You can complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA is the application form required for all federal aid. The application for New York State aid can be found at www.hesc.ny.gov.nnYou can receive assistance with filing your financial aid by contacting your financial aid office.

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Bursar,

Financial Aid

If you have a Bursar hold you should speak to a representative in the Bursar Office.nnPlease contact the Office of the Bursar at (718) 289-5617 / (718) 289-5617 or via email at: Bursar@bcc.cuny.edu.

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Yes. Many families mistakenly think they don’t qualify for aid and prevent themselves from receiving financial aid by failing to apply for it. In addition, there are a few sources of aid such as unsubsidized Stafford and PLUS loans that are available regardless of need. The FAFSA form is free. There is no good excuse for not applying.

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Financial Aid

Pell Grants are the foundation of federal student aid, to which aid from other federal and nonfederal sources might be added. Pell Grants are for undergraduate students.

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Financial Aid

Financial aid covers school expenses, including tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. The various categories of student financial aid are grants, work-study, loans and scholarships.

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Financial Aid

If you or your parents are employed ask your company or labor union if it has a tuition reimbursement program.

Check to see if the church or community organization you or your parents belong to has an educational grant or scholarship program.

If you are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or the child of a veteran, you may be eligible for veterans’ educational benefits. Learn about your eligibility for these benefits at the Veterans Administration GI bill website.

Vocational and Educational Services for individuals with Disabilities (VESID) is a NYS government office that provides a variety of educationally related services and some financial assistance for eligible students.

If you are a recipient of public assistance, you may qualify for Training Related Expense (TRE) payments through the Office of Employment Services (OES) of the Human Resources Administration.

The New York State Department of Education, in conjunction with the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC), makes a number of academic merit and service awards each year. For more information about more than a dozen NYS sponsored academic award programs, please visit HESC’s Grants, Scholarships and Special Awards page.

For those who wish to conduct your own scholarship searches, you may want to try the following free scholarship searches:

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Financial Aid

You can apply for financial aid even before you’ve been accepted to a college.

Students will be able to file a FAFSA as early as October 1, prior to the Fall semester they will be attending.

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Financial Aid

There are several available resources to help you. For information on available scholarships you can visit the following websites:

www.cuny.edu/scholarships

www.hesc.ny.gov

For general information about federal student financial assistance programs or help in completing the FAFSA, or to obtain federal student aid publications, call FAFSA 1-800-433-3243.

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The financial aid administrator at your college can help determine what you’re eligible for. There are, however some basic guidelines for all applicants. They must:

  • Demonstrate financial need; this means that your cost of education is greater than your family contribution
  • Be working toward a degree or certificate
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, be a New York state resident for NY state aid (TAP)
  • Have a valid Social Security number
  • Be registered with the Selective Service (if required)
  • Maintain academic progress once in college
  • Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Not be convicted of selling or possessing illegal drugs while receiving aid
  • Not be in default of federal student loans or state student loans for NY state financial aid (TAP)

FAFSA (15)

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FAFSA

You can create an FSA ID when logging into certain ED websites including the FAFSA.

The FSA ID process consists of three main steps:

  1. Enter your log-in information.
    1. Provide your e-mail address, a unique username, and password, and verify that you are at least 13 years old.
  2. Enter your personal information.
    1. Provide your Social Security number- if applicable, name, and date of birth.
    2. Include your mailing address, e-mail address, telephone number, and language preference.
    3. For security purposes, provide answers to five challenge questions.
  3. Submit your FSA ID information.
    1. Agree to the terms and conditions
    2. Verify your e-mail address. (Note: By verifying your e-mail address, you can use your e-mail address as your username when logging into certain websites. This verification also allows you to retrieve your username or reset your password without answering challenge questions.)

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You can contact your financial aid office for assistance with filing FAFSA  applications.  You may also contact FAFSA at 1-800-433-3243 with questions about the FAFSA on the Web or paper application process at www.fafsa.gov. You can also get free live help online at this web site.

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FAFSA

Contact the financial aid office of the school(s) you’re interested in or plan to attend. If you’re eligible for aid, each school will send you an award letter, telling you the types of aid it will offer and how much you can receive.

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All students will apply or renew FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov.

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FAFSA

Schools will be able to access your FAFSA when the school name and school code is provided on the FAFSA. You can list up to twenty schools on the FAFSA.

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The federal government uses a process called verification to help determine the correctness of the financial information on your FAFSA. You will be notified if your application is selected for verification. Your electronic record will also indicate that verification must be completed before any federal student aid payments are made.

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FAFSA

Students should check with the financial aid office to find out the status of their FAFSA application. FAFSA applications can process 3 to 5 days after application is successfully submitted.n

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FAFSA

It’s a federal regulation. There are basic requirements a student must meet to be considered an independent student. If you do not meet these requirements but you still believe you are truly independent of your parents, you may appeal for a “dependency override” in the financial aid office at your school.

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FAFSA

Students will receive a confirmation email when the FAFSA application has been submitted and processed.

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FAFSA

  • Social Security numbers of student and parents’ (parents Social Security numbers are needed for dependent students)
  • W-2 forms and other records of money earned by student and parents, if you are a dependent student
  • Students and parents’ federal income tax returns (parents tax return is needed for dependent students and spouses tax return is needed for independent students)
  • Untaxed income records – Social security, welfare, or veteran benefits for example
  • Current bank statements
  • Current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond and other investment records
  • Alien registration card, if you’re not a U.S. citizen

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FAFSA

An FSA ID is a username and password that you must use to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education (ED) websites. Your FSA ID identifies you as someone who has the right to access your own personal information on ED websites such as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).nnIf you are a parent of a dependent student, you will need your own FSA ID to sign the FAFSA electronically. If you have more than one child attending college, you can use the same FSA ID to sign all applications. Each FSA ID user must have a separate e-mail address.

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After you submit your FAFSA form, you’ll get a Student Aid Report (SAR), an electronic or paper document that summarizes the information you reported on your FAFSA form. It includes your Student Aid Index (SAI) which has replaced the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) on the FAFSA, your estimated eligibility for Federal Pell Grants and federal student loans, and whether you’ve been selected for verification.

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FAFSA

Talk to your financial aid administrator in your schools’ financial aid office. If your family’s circumstances have changed from the base year due to loss of employment, loss of benefits, death or divorce, your school may decide to adjust your financial aid. The adjustment might increase your eligibility for student aid.

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FAFSA

Students will be able to file a FAFSA as early as October 1, prior to the Fall semester they will be attending. Check the FAFSA website for an changes to when the FAFSA application opens.

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FAFSA

Generally, grants and scholarships that do not exceed tuition, fees, books, and required supplies are not considered income. Student aid is considered income when it’s taxable student grant and scholarship aid such as fellowships and assistantships which are reported to the IRS in your parents or your adjusted gross income.

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TAP (8)

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TAP

Remedial courses may be counted towards either full-time or part time enrollment for TAP purposes. However, to qualify for TAP, you must always be registered for a certain number of degree credit courses.

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TAP

If you repeat a course that you previously passed, you may not count the repeated course towards full-time enrollment for TAP purposes. This means that in order to receive TAP in a semester where you may be repeating a course you passed previously that you have, in addition to the repeated course, at least 12 credits or equated credits of non-repeated courses. If you repeat a course that you previously failed, you may include that course towards full-time enrollment for TAP purposes.

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TAP

For an associate degree you may receive TAP for up to 6 semesters. You will be limited to 6 semesters of TAP even if you change majors or transfer to another community college. When you enroll in a 4 year college program at a senior college, you will become eligible for an additional 2 full-time semesters of TAP bringing your undergraduate total to 8 semesters. If you are enrolled in a special program you may receive up to 8 semesters in an Associate Degree program (College Discovery) and 10 semesters in a bachelor degree program (SEEK).

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TAP

When you have completed the FAFSA online, you may then apply for TAP or if you are not applying for FAFSA you may apply for TAP at  www.hesc.ny.gov.

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TAP

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TAP

The amount of TAP you receive depends on your family income, the number of family members attending college full-time, the number of semesters you have received TAP, and the size of the annual appropriation for the program. Maximum TAP awards can be equal to but not greater than the full tuition charge at the college. State budgetary restrictions can further limit TAP awards to a portion of your tuition.

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TAP

It never hurts to apply and let New York State decide whether you are eligible for a TAP grant. The application is easy and you just might qualify. Many students who are not eligible for Pell Grants still qualify for TAP.

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TAP

Yes, you must reapply for TAP every year in addition to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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TAP

Yes. You never know if your plans will change and having the TAP application on file will speed up the process if you decide to attend college in New York State.n

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Work Study (10)

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Work Study

Many work-study opportunities exist on BCC’s campus. When filing your FAFSA, it is important that you check the appropriate box on the FAFSA form to be considered for Federal Work-study job opportunities. You also would benefit from following up personally with the Financial Aid office.

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Work Study

Yes. If you receive FWS, you will contact the Financial Aid Office and you will directed on how to apply for jobs which consists of on campus and off campus jobs. After selecting a job, you will arrange for an interview with the work-study employer. If you are hired, you will proceed to complete the necessary documentation to begin to work. You may apply for multiple jobs but you cannot work more than one job at a time.

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Work Study

No. Your FWS award represents the maximum amount you may earn for the academic year. How much of the total award you actually receive depends upon your rate of pay, the total number of hours you work each week and the number of weeks you work in the year. Once you have earned your maximum FWS award, you will have to stop working.

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Work Study

Yes. If you withdraw from school for any reason, you lose your eligibility for FWS and must stop working.

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Work Study

To be considered for this award, you must fill out your financial aid applications by an established filing deadline and request consideration for FWS by checking the appropriate box on the FAFSA. FWS money is awarded on a first-come, first served basis. The College receives a fixed amount of money each academic year to make FWS awards. Once this money is awarded, there is no more for that academic year. You are encouraged to file your financial aid applications early when you receive your award letter from the College, it will indicate whether or not you have been awarded FWS.

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Work Study

You must register for and maintain an enrollment status of half-time (6 credits or equated credits) or greater to be eligible for FWS. If, for any reason, your course load falls below half-time, you can no longer participate in the program and must stop working.

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Work Study

At the end of each pay period you will submit a timesheet to your supervisor to be approved and you will receive pay check, which is every two weeks.

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Work Study

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Work Study

No. You can be paid only for the hours you have worked. If you cannot earn your entire FWS award before the end of the academic year, the unearned portion of your award is returned to the program.

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Work Study

If you have never had a job, the FWS program can give you your first exposure to the world of work. FWS employers are often willing to give you on-the-job training. You can find positions relating directly to your program of study or career choice, thereby gaining valuable job experience. You may learn about giving something back to the community through a community service related FWS position. When seeking regular employment after graduation, you may use your FWS job as an employment reference. If you are enrolled in the Cooperative Education department, you can sometimes use your FWS job to fulfill your internship requirement. Finally, you could be taken on as a regular employee by the employer you worked for as an FWS student.

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Work Study

According to federal law, the identity and work eligibility of all FWS students must be verified before beginning a FWS assignment. You will have to complete an I-9 form and present certain documents to an appropriate FWS representative. You may not participate in any FWS program until you have filed an I-9 form with the Financial Aid Office.

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Loan (2)

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Loan

Parents of dependent students are eligible to apply for their own federal loan to help pay college expenses. We do not assume parents want to borrow to pay educational expenses. If you and your parents are interested in this program you should contact the campus financial aid office at your school. A parent may borrow the difference between the Cost of Attendance and all other student aid received by the student. For additional information visit https://studentaid.gov.

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Loan

If you’re attending school at least half-time, you have a period of time after you graduate, leave school, or drop below half-time status before you must begin repayment. This period of time is called a “grace-period”.

Federal Perkins Loans- the grace period is nine months. If you’re attending less than half-time, check with your financial aid office to determine your grace period.

Direct Stafford Loans– the grace period is six months.

Subsidized loan– during the grace period, you don’t have to pay any principal and you won’t be charged interest.

Unsubsidized loan– you don’t have to pay any principal, but you will be charged interest. You can either pay interest as you go along or it will be capitalized later.

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Book Advance (7)

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Book Advance

In order to be eligible for a book advance, all financial aid requirements must be completed and your financial aid must exceed your semester charges.

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Book Advance

A Financial Aid Book Advance can be up to a maximum of $682.00 and is granted to all students with completed financial aid, and that have a credit balance pending with the College 10 days before each semester begins.

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Book Advance

E-mail notification or a letter will be sent to the student’s BCC email account from the Financial Aid Office. It will include the specific date that the funds will be made available.

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Book Advance

On the student account a charge will show as “Financial Aid.” This amount is an early advance from your financial aid refund. The remainder of your refund will be processed after semester begins providing all financial aid requirements have been satisfied. If additional charges are added to the student account or financial aid decreases, a balance could be owed back to BCC for the advance and the additional charges.

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Book Advance

If you register for classes but do not begin attendance, your financial aid will be cancelled. If you receive a payment of financial aid funds and/or a book advance for classes you have never attended, you must return that payment immediately to the college, failure to do so may result in you owing the college, your account being sent out to collection.

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Book Advance

At this time there is no option to elect out of the book advance program. If a student meets the criteria listed above, then a book advance will be processed and posted to the student’s account.

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Book Advance

Federal grant recipients who have completed all financial aid requirements, and who have financial aid in excess of the charges that appear on their student account, will be eligible to receive a book advance. The book advance will come in the form of a paper check or a direct deposit by the seven days before the start of the semester. These funds can be used to purchase books and supplies at a bookseller of their choice.

Bursar (2)

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Bursar,

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If you have a Bursar hold you should speak to a representative in the Bursar Office.nnPlease contact the Office of the Bursar at (718) 289-5617 / (718) 289-5617 or via email at: Bursar@bcc.cuny.edu.

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Bursar

  • Full-time NYC residents or NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency – approximately $2,400 per semester – full-time is 12 credits or more (about 4 classes)
  • Part-time NYC/NYS residents – $210 per credit plus student fees
  • Part-time/full-time non-residents (including international students) – $320 credits per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students (NYC/NYS residents with a Certificate of Residency) – $265 per credit plus student fees
  • Non-degree students that are non-residents – $420 per credit
  • You can find more information as to tuition rates here

 

Calendar (7)

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Calendar

View the Final Exam Schedule.

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Calendar

Make sure to check out the college calendar and bookmark the link so you know when classes are in session and when they are not.

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Calendar

Online courses with no scheduled time are considered “asynchronous.” That is, they do not meet at a standard time and teaching and learning occurs on a more flexible schedule, though with deadlines set by the professor. See more information here.

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Calendar

You can find this information on the college calendar.

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Advising,

Calendar

Make sure to consult with your advisor if you are considering dropping a class.

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Calendar

You can find this information on the college calendar.

Student Life (4)

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Student Life

ME G01/ME G02 and ME G16/ME G17 are available for open use only on Monday-Friday 9am – 8pm. For more information, visit our computer labs page.

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Student Life

BCC offers many student support services, detailed here.

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Student Life

Spring 2024 hours can be found here.

What is the difference between direct and indirect evidence?

Direct evidence is clear, tangible evidence that students have or have not learned.  Examples include scores on licensure/certification exams, capstone experiences using a rubric, portfolios, etc.

Indirect evidence, on the other hand, provides signs that students are likely learning, but the proof that they are learning is not as clear or convincing.  Examples include course grades, survey results, test scores unaccompanied by a rubric, student evaluations, etc.







Academics (3)

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Yes, we have two free GED programs.  The Future Now program for students 16-24, and the Adult Education program.

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Admissions

Yes, you can study ESL through our Continuing Education programs – you can find their offerings here. You may also want to consider CLIP – the CUNY Language Immersion Program – if you are interested in that program, you must first complete the admissions process.

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Admissions

We offer over 40 academic programs, you can find all our majors and academic programs here.

Extra Support / Tutoring (5)

Writing assistance covers nearly all academic subjects and takes place both virtually and in person. Visit BCC’s Writing Center.

Yes. BCC’s Virtual Learning Commons offers tutoring assistance in the STEM areas, including lecture notes, videos, Open Educational Resources (OERs), and simulations tailored to courses in Biology, Chemistry and Math.

You can find tutoring in the Learning Commons. BCC provides extensive support to help students with their academic classes. Instructional support beyond the classroom — both in-person and online — is provided when needed in all subject areas ranging from math, science, and English to writing.

Math and Computer Science tutoring is available in-person and online. Appointments are prioritized and highly recommended. See details here.

Yes. Check out th