5 Easy Steps to Register

1. Print Your DegreeWorks Audit

Review your Degree Audit to learn which classes are needed for your major and make a list of courses you wish to take.

To access your degree audit go to: DegreeWorks.

Log-in using your CUNYfirst username (followed by @login.cuny.edu) and your CUNYfirst password.

If you notice any issues with your audit, please email the DegreeWorks Coordinator at dw@bcc.cuny.edu.

DegreeWorks is a computerized degree audit program and academic advising tool designed to assist in reviewing your degree progress. DegreeWorks reorganizes your transcript chronologically and categorically, easily identifying courses you have completed and those courses you still need to fulfill your degree requirements.

For more information, visit our Registrar’s DegreeWorks page.

2. Continuing students can make an appointment with their assigned academic advisor in Starfish: (https://bcc.starfishsolutions.com/starfish-ops/

To log in, please use your full BCC email address (Jane.Smith@stu.bcc.cuny.edu) and password. 

 If you are unable to keep an advisement appointment, you must consult with your department for alternate advisement times.

3. Contact your Departmental, Program or Academic Advisor.

Students must contact an advisor to discuss the required courses needed for the upcoming semester. Be sure to have your degree audit with you at the advisement meeting. Once you have met with an advisor, your advisement service indicator (hold) will be cleared for registration.

4. Search for Your Classes and then Register.

Explore our on-campus and online offerings available for in-demand subjects, such as cybersecurity, business, science, and more! Check out all of the term options available when you’re planning your schedule.

Log in to CUNYfirst to see the date and time that you may begin to register for classes. To register, select the Schedule Builder link on the Student Center page to open up the registration component. You can register online from home or an on-campus computer lab. All holds that affect enrollment must be cleared prior to enrolling.

Registration Navigational Steps

  • Student Center > Schedule Builder
  • Choose your registration term (e.g., Fall 2024).
  • On the left-hand side of the screen, input the number for your desired course in the “Select Course” box.
  • On the right-hand side of the page, in the calendar, you can block out the times that you are unable to take courses, by clicking on the time and days.
  • On the left-hand side of “Schedule Results”, you have the option to view detailed class information by clicking “Class Details”. Alternatively, you can tailor the results to your liking by using the “Sort by” and “Filters” options.
  • View the available class schedule shown. (Note: If there are multiple schedules available, you can utilize the arrows to view additional options. You can pin specific sections to your schedule, while viewing other options, by clicking on it)
  • In order to finalize your registration, click “Get this Schedule” to proceed and then “Do Actions” to enroll. A response of “Success” indicates that you are officially enrolled, or waitlisted if the class is full.


A waitlist is a record of students interested in adding a class that does not have available seats. If a class is full, students may have the option of joining a waitlist for that class (note that not all classes offer this option).

CUNYfirst will periodically look for classes which have an open seat.  It will run a process which selects the next eligible student and enrolls them into the class. Don’t worry, as students drop the class, the system will not let other students “jump in” ahead of you and other waitlisted students. (note that even if you are next in the list, you will not be added to the class if a hold is present, or the requisites are not met.)

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.

5. Pay Your Tuition and Fees

Tuition charges will be billed to your student account and may be viewed online through CUNYfirst after registering for classes. Please select the Financial Account selection to view your bill. All students must pay their bill by the due date mentioned. Click here for Tuition and Fees and Payment Options.

Registration Information for Non-Degree Students or Visiting Students

If you are currently enrolled in a degree program at another college or university, have a bachelor’s degree, or would like to just take some credit courses for now, you may apply and register for courses.

Students will need to fill out a visiting student application, pay the processing fee, and submit documentation, such as transcripts or permits from home colleges.

Information for Students who wish to Apply to BCC.

On-the-Spot Admission

For more information visit our On-the-Spot Admissions page.

Freshman Applicants

To apply for On-the-Spot Admission as an incoming freshman (you have never attended ANY college or university since earning your high school diploma or GED), you will need to bring the following:

  • Official high school transcript in a sealed, school-issued envelope, from each high school attended
  • A General Equivalency Diploma (GED) with scoresheet attached – minimum score required: 2250
  • Proof of Immunization for MMR if you were born after January 1, 1957
  • A non-refundable application fee of $70 payable by credit card or debit card
    (Visa or MasterCard only)

Transfer Applicants

To apply for On the Spot Admission as a transfer student (you have attended ANY college or university, even outside of the United States, since earning your high school diploma or GED), you will need to bring the following:

  • Official college or university transcript in a sealed, official envelope from each institution attended
  • If you currently attend a CUNY college we already have access to your transcript.
  • Proof of Immunization for MMR if you were born after January 1, 1957
  • A non-refundable application fee of $70 payable by credit card or debit card
    (Visa or MasterCard only)

If you completed FEWER than 24 college credits at an accredited institution, you will also need to bring:

  • Official high school transcript(s) in a sealed, official school-issued envelope
  • A GED with scoresheet attached – minimum score required: 2250

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