All You Need to Know about ePermit

BMCC students may sometimes find it useful to take a class at another CUNY institution.  If you are interested in doing so, you can file an “ePermit” application through the CUNYFirst.

To be eligible to take a course on ePermit at another CUNY college:

  • Students must have a 2.0 (or higher) cumulative grade point average.
  • Students must currently be a matriculated student at BMCC.
  • Students cannot have any financial holds on their records.
  • All immunization requirements must be met.
  • ePermits will not be approved for 1st semester students.

Students must have completed all necessary prerequisites for the BMCC equivalent course.

All credits and grades of courses taken at the host institution on ePermit will be transferred to the student’s record and included in their cumulative grade point average.

Please be aware that an approved ePermit does not guarantee you a seat at the other institution, it only guarantees that BMCC will accept the transfer credit of the course you take.  

Tuition for classes taken on ePermit will appear on your BMCC bill.

To file an ePermit follow these steps:

1. Logon to your CUNYFirst account

2. Go to Student Center

3. Select ePermit from the drop-down menu in the Academics section of the Student Center.

For more detailed instructions please click here “How to Apply for an ePermit” .


Frequently asked Questions

Can I take a course that is not part of my graduation requirements at BMCC?

Students are permitted to take courses that are not required for graduation at thier home college. However, it is possible that taking courses outside of your major can have a negative impact on a student's financial aid. Students should always check with the Financial Aid office to discover if there could be any potential impact when taking courses outside of their major.

What if I want to cancel an ePermit that has already been approved?

Select “Search ePermit” to show a list of all submitted ePermits, then click on the ePermit you wish to cancel. On the next screen just hit the “cancel” button. The Registrar will be notified of the cancellation and make the necessary changes to your CUNYFirst account. Remember that you must also drop the course registered for at the Host College.

How many courses can I take on ePermit?

There is no limit to how many classes a student may take on ePermit except for the credit limit for the semester.  Students can take a combination of ePermit and BMCC courses up to the following limits per semester:

  • Spring & Fall = 18 credits
  • Summer = 7 credits per session
  • Winter = 4 credits

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Phone: 212-220-1290
Fax: 212-220-1254
Email: registrar@bmcc.cuny.edu

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Office Hours
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*When classes are not in session, the office is open from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Special Note
Saturday and Sunday student may go to the Office of Evening and Weekend Program in Room S-715 from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.