Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the requirements for admission?

Anyone who has a high school diploma, an accredited state high school equivalency diploma, or foreign secondary education credentials equivalent to a United States high school diploma is eligible to attend BMCC.
Visit the Admissions webpages to learn more.

2. Do I need a skills assessment before taking classes?

Yes. All entering freshmen are assessed for math and English proficiency by CUNY’s proficiency requirements here. Students should make sure to submit all transcripts to the Admissions office for assessment of proficiency skills. Students who are deemed potential English language learners (ELL)/English as a second language (ESL) who do not meet CUNY’s proficiency requirements in English will be emailed by CUNY Office of Assessment with a personalized link to a required online web-based assessment called CUNY’s ESL Diagnostic (ESLD), used by CUNY to determine appropriate English course placement. For further information about the ESLD please visit the CUNY Testing webpage, or review the BMCC Testing Office webpages for testing procedures.

3. What are the costs? Can I get financial aid?

For information regarding tuition, fees, and financial aid requirements, please see our webpages on tuition and fees and financial aid.

4. Are there scholarships?

Our Scholarships office provides information about hundreds of scholarship opportunities. There are scholarship workshops offered at different times of the day, including evening.

5. Do you offer childcare?

The BMCC Early Childhood Center offers Evening and Weekend hours.

6. Is there any assistance if I need help finding affordable housing, financial or legal services?

Contact the Single Stop office.

7. Are there online resources I can access during the week or on weekends?

The Learning Resource Center provides online tutoring in a variety of subjects.

Evening/Weekend Programs

199 Chambers St, Room S-715A
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-8325

Evening/Weekend Office Hours*
Tuesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 10 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*when classes are in session during the fall and spring