Admissions & Aid
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If you have been away from Brooklyn College for two or more consecutive terms, you should follow the procedures below to be readmitted to the college.
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You should print and fill out the Readmission Application (PDF) and submit it via e-mail.
These deadlines apply to you if you left the college in good standing.
These deadlines may change without notification. E-mail the Office of Readmission to confirm current deadlines.
Submission of this application does not automatically guarantee readmission to Brooklyn College.
You must have copies of your records sent directly to the Transfer Student Services Center by any institution attended since you last attended Brooklyn College.
If you fall into any of the categories below, you cannot submit a readmission application and must apply through the Office of Admissions.
Readmission for students with a GPA below 2.00 occurs only during the fall and spring semesters through an appeal process. To begin the appeal process, you may send an e-mail to schedule an appointment with an academic adviser. Be sure to note “Readmission appeal for below 2.00 GPA” in the subject line of your e-mail.
If you have completed a master’s degree or advanced certificate, or attended only as a graduate nonmatriculated/nondegree student at Brooklyn College , you must file an application with the Office of Graduate Admissions in order to continue to take graduate courses.
A master’s degree or advanced certificate must be completed within seven years, beginning with the your initial registration in any course pertaining to the program. The seven-year rule applies to any admission status: matriculated, matriculated with conditions, nonmatriculated, or nondegree.
If you have been enrolled for more than seven years, you must submit an extension-of-time petition, and courses that were taken more than seven years ago must be evaluated and approved by the department and by the Committee on Graduate Admissions and Standards (CGAS).
CGAS petitions must be submitted and approved prior to begin readmitted to the college. Visit Academic Standing to learn about the process and how to begin the petition.
If at the time of your initial separation from the college your academic standing did not meet the college’s standards for satisfactory academic progress, you are not eligible for automatic readmission. Prior to processing your application, your department chair will need to approve your application. If your department chair is sending approval through e-mail, the e-mail must originate from his Brooklyn College e-mail address.
If two or more years have passed since your initial separation from the college, you are not eligible for automatic readmission. This rule applies to any admission status: matriculated, matriculated with conditions, nonmatriculated, or nondegree. Prior to processing your application, your chair will need to approve your application.
Office of Readmission
Brooklyn College students who have not been in attendance for two consecutive terms or more have to readmit.
If you were accepted to but never attended Brooklyn College or attended only as a visiting/e-permit student or high school student, you cannot be readmitted. You must go through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to continue at the college.
If you were a matriculated graduate student who was accepted into a program but never attended or attended only as a visiting student or UFT student, you will need to continue the process through the Office of Graduate Admissions. If you wish to readmit into a different program or change your matriculation status, you will need to submit your application through Graduate Admissions.
If you were accepted to the college as a graduate nonmatriculated/nondegree student and wish to continue taking courses at the college, you must go through Graduate Admissions.
You may submit the Readmission Application (PDF) via e-mail.
Yes. The deadlines are listed on the first page of the Re-entry Students webpage. Students who wish to be eligible for early registration should submit their application five months prior to the first day of classes.
Readmission for students with a GPA below 2.00 occurs only during the fall and spring semesters through an appeal process. To begin the appeal process, e-mail CAASS to schedule an appointment with an academic adviser. Be sure to include “readmission appeal for below 2.00 GPA” in the subject line of your e-mail. Note that you should meet with an adviser well in advance of the deadline to submit an appeal for readmission.
Matriculated graduate students who have a GPA below 3.00 at Brooklyn College must submit their application no later than one month prior to the first day of classes. All students with a GPA below the requirement must have their chair/program head sign off their readmission application.
Students are advised to review their transcript for possible grade changes. Such options as F-grade replacement, the pass option for Core courses, and petitions for removal of WU grades may be available, depending on your academic record. You may be able to submit these forms and have the negative grades removed from your GPA.
Yes. We count only your Brooklyn College GPA for readmission purposes.
You are a readmit. However, WD and WN grades do not count as having attended Brooklyn College for readmission purposes. You will have to go through Admissions if you left the college with only WD or WN grades.
A readmission fee of $20 must be paid after you are processed for readmission and receive a readmission acceptance letter. The fee will be charged to your account after you are processed for readmission. To pay the fee, log onto CUNYfirst and click “Make a Payment” on the finances section of your Student Center. The fee is a nonrefundable processing fee and cannot be transferred to another semester once the application has been processed.
The fee may be waived if a copy of a valid completed DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty is submitted with the application.
An official transcript must be submitted for each college you attended during your absence to Transfer Evaluations. Omission of or inaccurate information may delay or affect your ability to transfer credits into Brooklyn College. Students who are returning with a GPA below 2.00 from another college may be denied transfer credits.
Undergraduate/Graduate students are required to submit a new application through the Office of Admissions and be reclassified.
Graduate students who were accepted under a provisional status may not readmit. You must complete your graduate application through the Office of Graduate Admissions.
Readmission space is limited. Submission of the application does not automatically guarantee reacceptance into Brooklyn College. The Readmission Office must review your record for GPA, residency, immunization requirements, service indicators, test scores, and student group assignments. If you were a participant in a special program, we must wait until the program head notifies us of your reacceptance or denial into the program.
We will send you an e-mail/letter with instructions on how to log into CUNYfirst and view your registration information. You will be able to register via the web unless you participated in the SEEK program or ESL program. These programs will assign you a special registration appointment for advisement and in-person registration.
Undergraduate students may make an appointment with the Center for Academic Advisement and Student Success for counseling and advisement on course requirements.
Graduate students are advised to speak to their graduate deputy advisers for counseling and advisement on course requirements.
If you are having technical problems with the registration function, contact the Office of the Registrar via e-mail.
If you were granted a leave of absence within two years ago, you do not submit a readmission application. Go to BC WebCentral, Eservices, petitions, and Undergraduate/Graduate request to return from leave of absence. If the leave of absence was granted more than two years ago, you will have to readmit.
When you return from leave of absence, you would return under the Bulletin requirements in effect for you when you last attended Brooklyn College. When you readmit, you would be under the Bulletin requirements in effect for the semester in which you are returning to the college.