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Adult Learner

There’s No Time Like Now

It may never seem like the right time to go back to school when you’re juggling adult responsibilities — a family, working full-time or caring for an elderly parent. If you’ve reached a point personally or professionally where you:

  • Would like to earn more money
  • Are interested in having more career options
  • Want to gain new skills to increase job security
  • Seek personal fulfillment through learning
  • Want to set an example for family members

Give yourself and your family the best chance for success at BMCC.

Stepping back into the classroom as an adult learner can be intimidating, but you’re not alone. Twenty-six percent of our students are over the age of 25 and looking for a change, upgrade or do-over to advance their career.

You’ll have a network of your peers, staff and professors who value the real-life experiences and perspective you bring to the BMCC community.


Get an Academic Tune-Up

College Prep

Sharpen your academic skills in reading, writing, math, computers or English-language learning. Explore BMCC’s credit and noncredit college preparation programs.

  • High School Equivalency/TASC/GED
  • College Readiness
  • Pre-College
  • Immersion

Degree Programs

Ready to jump into a degree? BMCC has over 45 academic programs to help you build your competitive edge and increase your value to employers.

Our academic enrichment, success programs provide a supportive environment to help you earn your degree at your own pace or accelerate your studies. Complete your degree faster, speak to our Admissions specialist to get credit for prior college work.

Continuing Education

Build on your strengths, broaden your educational experience and earn nationally-recognized credentials to keep ahead of the curve through Continuing Education.

If you’re undecided about your next step, don’t worry. Our academic advisors will help you explore your interests and develop a plan to achieve your goals.

By 2020, 65% of all jobs will require some form of postsecondary education
Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

At BMCC, 7 out of 10 students attend tuition-free

At BMCC, 9 out of 10 students graduate debt-free

Save Money

The cost of attending school is a major factor when considering all you do to make ends meet. BMCC saves you thousands of dollars because our tuition is significantly lower than a 4-year college, and we have many options to help you cover college costs. BMCC advisors will help you apply for financial aid, scholarships and other benefits.


Maximize Your Time

Schedule your education during convenient times, days and locations that fit in with your busy life.


Connect to Resources

We provide tailored support services to help you navigate college life while balancing competing priorities. Our Student Hub can help you explore these resources:

  • Personal Academic Advisor
  • Online and In-Person Tutoring
  • Personal Counseling
  • Career Assistance
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Mentoring
  • International/Veteran/Accessibility Services


Prepare for Life after BMCC

BMCC credits transfer easily to a bachelor’s degree program within CUNY, SUNY and top private institutions such as New York University, Columbia University, Long Island University and Cornell University, among others.

70% of BMCC students continue their education after graduation.

Our Commitment Is Your Success

An education from BMCC pays off. The foundation alumni gain has increased family incomes, transformed lives, and made dreams possible.

Start here to take your skills to the next level. Apply today!

BMCC Admissions

199 Chambers Street, S310
New York, NY 10007
Phone (212) 220-1265

Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.