College Now at BMCC

College Now (CN) is a collaborative program of the City University of New York (CUNY) and the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE), serving over 700 high school students annually. The program’s goals are to:

  • provide high students with a head start in college
  • help them improve their level of academic achievement in high school.

The College Now program offers challenging academic courses, tutoring, arts, campus tours and more.


  • Experience the richness of college life while still in high school.
  • Save time and money: 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.
  • Be better prepared for the future: 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 2016 and demonstrate that you meet the criteria listed below.

  • 480 on the Verbal section of the SAT or at least a 75 on the English Language Arts Regents or at least a 50 on the Verbal section of the PSAT.
  • At least a 480 on the Mathematics section of the SAT or at least a 75 on the Mathematics A Regents Exam or the Sequential II Regents or at least 50 on the Math section of the PSAT.
  • Students who have not taken the Regents must have an overall high school GPA of 80 and include a letter of recommendation with your application.

Apply for College Now

Interested students can email Diamond Brooks at with any questions.

College Now is currently accepting applications via email only. If you can not submit your application virtually, please email for further instructions.

** Please schedule a 1-on-1 appointment by emailing our office at: that best accommodate your hours and a staff member will confirm it. **

BMCC College Now

70 Murray Street, Room M-1206A
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 346-8489

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Student Advisement Hours
9 a.m.-5 p.m.