Undergraduate Admissions FAQ

How do I apply to Brooklyn College as a freshman student?

You can visit CUNY to apply online. This CUNY site requires you to register first, then you can fill out the application.

What documents do I need to submit with the application?

First-year student applicants will need to submit an official high school transcript, SAT score (optional), and the application fee of $65 payable to the University Application Processing Center (UAPC).

What is the deadline to apply to Brooklyn College?

You may find deadlines here.

What happens if I miss the deadline?

Completed applications submitted after the deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.

Can I apply to Brooklyn College if I do not have a high school diploma?

If you do not have a high school diploma, Brooklyn College will accept your GED diploma with score.

I applied online, but where should I send my high school transcript?

Forward your documents to UAPC, PO Box 350136, Brooklyn, NY 11235.

I am an international student. What documents must I submit with the freshman application?

International students should submit the application processing fee of $65 payable to UAPC, an official high school transcript (if the transcript is not in English, we will need a translation of your transcript word for word), copies of any mark sheets or exam certificates, and your TOEFL score if the native language is not English.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

Visit our Scholarships Office for details.

How can I apply for financial aid?

You can apply for financial aid online.

Does Brooklyn College offer dormitories?

No. However, you can learn more about living in Brooklyn.

Will I receive credit for advance college courses that I took while I was in high school?

If the courses you took are equivalent to the courses offered at Brooklyn College, then you will receive credit for them. You must submit an official transcript from your high school to receive credit.

Are SAT scores required to apply to Brooklyn College as a freshman?

No, SAT scores are optional.

Fall 2023 Through Spring 2025 Admission—SAT/ACT Test Optional Policy

CUNY is revising its testing policy to test optional effective fall 2023 through spring 2025.

First-year applicants can choose whether to submit SAT or ACT exam scores as part of their application. The admission decision will be based primarily on a student’s academic preparation in high school, including overall grade point average, course grades, and the academic rigor of their high school curriculum.

Students should carefully consider whether they would like to send their test scores:

  • If a student has a particularly strong academic record and believes that their standardized exam scores do not reflect their full academic potential, they may elect not to send SAT or ACT exam scores to CUNY.
  • If a student feels that standardized test scores improve their overall academic record, we invite them to send test scores.
  • The absence of SAT or ACT exam scores cannot be used to deny a student admission.

We recommend that students discuss this test-optional decision with their school counselor.

What scores does Brooklyn College look for when accepting students?

Brooklyn College looks at your high school average and/or GED score.

Can I apply directly to Brooklyn College instead of UAPC?

If you were educated in the United States, you can apply directly to Brooklyn College by coming to the Admissions Office and submitting your application, fee, and transcripts. If you were educated abroad, you will have to apply to the University Application Processing Center (UAPC).

Does Brooklyn College offer tours and open houses?

Yes! We encourage you to visit our campus. Once you register, you will be able to sign up for a date and time to visit campus.

I was accepted to another CUNY school but would like to attend Brooklyn College. How can I apply?

If you were accepted to another CUNY school but do not wish to attend, you can fill out a Change of College Choice Form (PDF) with us. Once you complete the application, return it to our Admissions Office to see if you are eligible to attend.

I used to attend Brooklyn College in the past and stopped. How can I return to Brooklyn College?

You will need to contact our Readmissions Office, 718.951.5143.

I am currently enrolled at another college and would like to apply to Brooklyn College, but my GPA is below 2.00. Can I still be accepted to Brooklyn College?

You will have to wait until your GPA is 2.00 or better in order to apply to Brooklyn College.

I was dismissed from my previous college and would like to apply to Brooklyn College. Can I do that?

Applicants who have been dismissed from another college for academic reasons are not admitted as transfer students.

What score do you look for on the TOEFL exam?

We look for a TOEFL score of 500 on the paper-based exam and 173 on the computer-based exam. You can request that ETS forward your score to UAPC using the institution code 2950.

Does Brooklyn College offer classes online?

Brooklyn College offers many courses online. You will need to check the schedule of classes to see what is offered. Refer to our Course Schedules for more information.

How do I get an admissions package sent to me?

You can request a package online.

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