After You Are Admitted

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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 before you begin classes.

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

Take these steps as soon as you are admitted:

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. . . you will need this throughout your time at BMCC!

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. IMPORTANT: If you accept offers at multiple schools but want to move forward with your BMCC offer of admissions, contact us and let us know!  We can help.

This step only applies to U.S. Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens)

Save thousands of dollars! Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Choose the “2023-24 FAFSA” option to be covered for the the Summer /Fall 2023-Spring 2024 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: 1404

Would 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 >>

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 cannot afford to pay your tuition deposit at this time, contact us to let us know.  This does not need to stop your progress . . . keep going to step #5!

If you are a veteran, you are exempt from paying the commitment deposit.  Just one small way we can say, “Thank you for your service.”

You will 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

If 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).

Take these steps after you accept your offer:

(Why do 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!)

An academic advisor is looking forward to meeting with you to plan your classes for the upcoming semester. Watch your email inbox for an advisement appointment invitation.

If you have signed up for a Success Program like ASAP or College Discovery, your advisement invitation will come from your success program. All other students will meet with advisors from the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center.

Please contact the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center with questions:

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.

After you register, prepare for classes:

Congratulations! You are officially a Panther! Welcome to BMCC.

New students are invited to attend Orientation at the main campus located at 199 Chambers St. Remember to register for classes BEFORE signing up for Orientation.

Please complete this form to register for a new student orientation session.

Your teachers, mentors, and all offices at BMCC will use your BMCC student email to communicate important information with you. Two days after you register, you can set up your account.

Follow these steps to create a password >>

Then, log in with Outlook Online >>

If you do not want to check multiple emails accounts, you can configure your BMCC student email to forward messages to any personal email account you choose.

The BMCC Bursar Office handles all aspects of tuition an payment. Your tuition is due in full a certain number of days after you register for classes. Find your due date >>

Tuition payment plans are available for all students. This allows you to pay your tuition balance in smaller portions over the course of the semester, instead of one lump sum before your deadline. You can only enroll in these plans at the beginning of the semester. Check it out soon so you don’t miss the deadline!

If you have applied for federal or state financial aid, those funds will be applied directly to your tuition balance, and you are responsible for paying the remaining amount. Visit the Financial Aid website for a step-by-step guide to viewing your financial aid information in CUNYfirst.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook (pdf) will be a helpful resource for you as you continue your journey at BMCC.