Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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 go to bcc.cuny.edu, click on admissions & financial aid, and then on immediate decision admission

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

Unfortunately, the campus is currently closed to visitors, but you can complete your application from home today, by going to the CUNY website and completing the application online then sending us the documents electronically.  You can find the steps here.

Please email us at Admission@bcc.cuny.edu so we can check if your application can be reactivated for spring 2021. You should also check your email as we may have already sent you an email asking you to reactivate your application.

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

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, we can request a fee waiver on your behalf. You will need to write us an email to Admission@bcc.cuny.edu and indicate the reason that you are unable to pay the fee, in relation to the pandemic.

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

Once you have completed the admissions process, you will get an email with a link to make an appointment with an academic advisor to register for courses. We may also call you to assist you with making the appointment.  See your accepted student webpage for step by step instructions.

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.

If you were ever a registered student at BCC and either earned or attempted credits, then you must complete the readmit process with the Registrar’s office.  For further questions, please contact registrar@bcc.cuny.edu.

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 February for us to defer your application to Fall 2021).

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.

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

Please see the information about above for non-degree students.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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