After You Are Admitted

Welcome to all new BMCC Panthers! This web page will be your guide through the steps that come after you are admitted to BMCC and beforeyou begin classes.

After you receive your acceptance letter from BMCC, please follow the steps below to complete your enrollment.

Start these steps right now:

  1. Claim your CUNYfirst Account (if you have not done so already)
    CUNYfirst is your home base for information about financial aid, registration, and more. Visit the CUNYfirst login page to set up your account. Click the “New User” link below the login fields. Enter a few details, and then you can create a new password. Save it in a safe place!
  2. Accept your Offer
    Let’s make it official!
    Click the “I Accept” button to tell us you are coming to BMCC. You can do this in the offer email we sent you or through your CUNYfirst student account. (If you accept an offer from one school, and later choose to attend another CUNY school, your decision can be reversed.)
  3. Pay your commitment deposit online
    Secure your seat at BMCC by paying a small portion of your tuition (about $100) ahead of registration. Log in to your CUNYfirst account to pay online.If you will receive financial aid for school, you might qualify to skip the commitment deposit! Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on to find out. All Veterans are exempt from paying the commitment deposit.
  4. Submit Your Immunization Form (MMR and Meningitis Form)
    It’s hard to make this step fun, but you’ll need to download and complete an MMR/Meningitis immunization form before you can register for classes. You will need to submit proof of two doses of measles, one of mumps and one of rubella. Submit a PDF via email to you graduated from a New York City public high school, we already have your immunization history. Please complete only the Meningitis Acknowledgement (Part 3). If you don’t have access to your vaccination records, contact BMCC Health Services at (212) 220-8256 or by email (listed above).
  5. Apply for Federal/State Financial Aid
    (ONLY U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens)
    Save thousands of dollars! Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Choose the “2020-2021 FAFSA” option to be covered for the Fall 2020-Spring 2021 school year semester.Also, if you are an NY State resident, be sure to complete your NYS Student Aid Payment Application (TAP).BMCC FAFSA School Code: 002691
    BMCC TAP School Code: 1404Would you like assistance? We have a How-To Team standing by to work with you to complete financial aid or admissions steps. Attend an information session or make a one-on-one appointment for assistance. Contact the How-To Team >>


Take these steps two weeks after you accept your offer:

(Why to these steps happen later? The Admissions staff does a few things in the background to get everything ready for you after you accept your offer. Thank you for your patience!)

  1. Meet the Panther Family: Online Orientation
    Learn the basics of college in a quick video tutorial. Join a weekly Zoom hangout to meet your future classmates, and maybe win some cool prizes through a social media contest! To get started, complete this short questionnaire.
  2. Plan Your Semester with an Academic Advisor
    An academic advisor is looking forward to meeting with you to plan your classes for the upcoming semester. Watch your email inbox for an advising appointment invitation.If you have signed up for a Success Program like ASAP or College Discovery, your advising invitation will come from your success program. All other students will meet with advisors from the Academic Advising and Transfer Center.During the coronavirus (COVID-19) health environment, all advising meetings will take place over video conference. Please see your email invitation for additional details.Please contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center with questions:, 212-220-8000.
  3. Register for Classes
    Immediately after your advising session, you may log in to CUNYfirst to register for classes! Follow this CUNYfirst registration tutorial to get signed up.If you would like assistance registering for classes, please contact our How-To Team.