College Now

Welcome to College Now at BMCC

College Now is a collaborative program of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE). Its goal is to provide students a head start in college while also helping them improve their level of academic achievement in high school. The College Now program offers challenging academic courses, tutoring, arts, campus tours and more.

College Now at the Borough of Manhattan Community College serves over 700 students annually. Students who participate in College Now, attain a valuable opportunity to experience the richness of college life while still in high school. While taking free college credit courses, College Now at BMCC not only strives to help students save time and money, but to also help push them ahead of their academic peers. Earning college credit in high school will help to make students’ college applications stand out amongst the best and the brightest.    

With the chance to take on academic challenges and to participate in a wide range of cultural activities, our students can expect to have an easier transition into higher education, as well as improving their likelihood of graduating from college.


To enroll in a college credit course, you must be a junior or a senior in a NYC public school in the Fall 2014 and demonstrate that you meet the criteria listed below.

Interested students should email Felicita Reynoso or Peter Williams at freynoso@bmcc.cuny.edu or pawilliams@bmcc.cuny.edu.

Click here to download the Spring 2015 application.

College Now - FAQs


What do College Now(CN) students do?

Qualified students can take college level courses allowing them to get a jumpstart on their college careers. As a College Now student, you will be have a BMCC ID—giving you access to the college library, gym, and all our other campus resources.

Who else will be in my CN class?

Depending on the type of course you choose to take, you can attend classes with CN students just like you, or take classes with regular undergraduate college-age students.

I go to school all day. When can I fit in College Now classes?

Because College Now is for full-time high school students, we set up our programs to work with your schedule. Classes and events take place before or after school, or on the weekend. Sometimes specialized classes are offered for high school credit that can be part of your regular day. We also offer summer options.

Where do I go for CN classes?

Again this depends on the courses you take. Some are offered on our campus, and some might be offered right at your own school.

How many credits can I earn?

While you can participate in as many CN events and workshops as you like, you are limited to earning 16 college credits total.

How much does College Now cost?

College Now is completely FREE. Tuition and books are all covered.

How do I apply to College Now?

If your high school has a College Now partnership with BMCC, contact your school's CN liaison to find out what courses are available and what the requirements and deadlines are. If your high school does not have a CN liaison, call us at 212-346-8490 and we’ll help you get started.

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