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How to Apply to BMCC as an International Applicant

We are excited to work with you to make your dreams of an education in the United States a reality!

Overview

Regardless of immigration status, all new students apply to BMCC through the CUNY application process. (See below for more details.)

After you are accepted to BMCC, international applicants applying for the F-1 student visa or currently in F-1 status will require a BMCC Form I-20. The I-20 is issued through the International Student Services Office (ISSO).

International Admissions Timeline

 To begin in a Fall semester:To begin in a Spring semester:
Priority CUNY Application Deadline:February 1*September 15*
BMCC Form I-20 Application Deadline:Initial/Overseas:
June 30

Transfer/Inside U.S.: July 15
Initial/Overseas: November 15

Transfer/Inside U.S.: November 30

Initial I-20 Reporting Date (enter the U.S. no later than this date):August 1January 1
First Day of Classes:August 25, 2021January 29, 2021
*While this is not the last possible date to apply, it can take CUNY up to three months to review international applications. Apply early to avoid a last-minute rush to complete immigration and enrollment steps!

 

The CUNY Application Process

1. Submit a CUNY Application online and pay the application fee. 

  • Application priority deadlines:
    • Fall: February 1
    • Spring: September 15
  • Application Fees:
    • Freshman application = $65
    • Transfer application = $70

(If you do not pay at the time you submit your application, you must log in again later to pay the fee.)

2. Submit supporting documents.

You are halfway there! After submitting an online application and paying the fee, submit official documents to the CUNY University Application Processing Center (UAPC):

Choose your application type to see a list of the documents we need:

What we need:

  • Official high school (secondary school) transcript
  • Official high school (secondary school) diploma
  • Copies of any additional certificates earned
  • Proof of English language proficiency (See details on acceptable proofs in section below.)

Additional details:

 If you attended a high school or college outside the United States, your school transcripts must be translated into English and evaluated for equivalency with U.S. education standards. View your translation and evaluation options.

You are required to submit your complete academic record (all years), as well as any national or government certificates earned. We accept photocopies of secondary school transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and/or secondary external examination certificates (CXC, GCE, WASC, EASC, etc.) Please review the list of Required Secondary School Credentials.

An official transcript is a copy of your academic record sent directly from the university to CUNY’s UAPC address (below). To be considered official, the record must be stamped by the college or university and sealed in a university-issued envelope. Please do not send your original university transcript – documents sent to CUNY will not be returned.

What we need:

  • Official high school (secondary school) transcript
  • Official high school (secondary school) diploma
  • Official college or university transcript (sealed)
  • If you graduated, a copy of original college or university diploma
  • Copies of any additional certificates earned
  • Proof of English language proficiency (See details on acceptable proofs in section below.)

Additional details:

 If you attended a high school or college outside the United States, your school transcripts must be translated into English and evaluated for equivalency with U.S. education standards. View your translation and evaluation options.

Transfer students must show a combined Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 2.0 (C grade or higher) from all previous colleges.

You are required to submit your complete academic record (all years), as well as any national or government certificates earned. We accept photocopies of secondary school transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and/or secondary external examination certificates (CXC, GCE, WASC, EASC, etc.) Please review the list of Required Secondary School Credentials.

An official transcript is a copy of your academic record sent directly from the university to CUNY’s UAPC address (below). To be considered official, the record must be stamped by the college or university and sealed in a university-issued envelope. Please do not send your original university transcript – documents sent to CUNY will not be returned.

Acceptable Proofs of English Language Proficiency

You may submit official results from any of the following exams with the minimum scores shown to demonstrate English language proficiency.

TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE test scores may be sent electronically to CUNY using school code 2950. Duolingo scores may be sent electronically to BMCC International Admissions.

 

Where to send your supporting documents:

Freshmen Applicants:
UAPC
P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235-0001
USA

Transfer Applicants:
UAPC
P.O. Box 359023
Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023
USA

Overnight/Express Shipping Address:
(for both Freshman and Transfer Applicants)
CUNY/UAPC
2001 Oriental Blvd., Building T-1, Room 122
Brooklyn, NY 11235
USA

Congratulations! When all your documents have been mailed (posted), you have completed your Application to BMCC!

Track your Application

Because of your overseas credentials, it will take at least -8 weeks to review your application and deliver an admission decision. You can check your application status at any time online. Use CUNY’s tracking tool, CUNYfirst, to review details of your application, see if your transcripts were received, and look out for that admissions decision.

CUNYfirst Portal
After you submit your online application, CUNY will email you with instructions for creating or “claiming” a CUNYfirst account. Once you have successfully created an account and logged in, you will be able to view details about your application, registration, and financial aid.

Go to CUNYfirst

Then, follow these steps to see your status.

(Remember, you can submit your application after the deadline, we cannot guarantee that it will be reviewed for the semester you requested.)

If you are admitted, BMCC will email a letter of admission with instructions to apply for a SEVIS I-20. After you receive your BMCC SEVIS I-20, the next step is to apply for an F-1 student visa at the United States embassy or consulate in your home country. Visit the After You Are Accepted (International) page for more information.

We hope to welcome you to BMCC soon!