FAQ

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

You can apply online and click Admissions. 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 and the application fee of $65 payable to the University Application Processing Center (UAPC).

What is the deadline to apply to Brooklyn College?

Check our admissions Web page for deadlines.

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?

Please 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 TOEFL score if the native language is not English.

How can I apply for a scholarship?

Please visit our Scholarships Office.

How can I apply for financial aid?

You can apply for financial aid online.

Does Brooklyn College offer dormitories?

No. However, Brooklyn College has a Housing Referral Office that can assist you with finding an apartment near the campus once accepted to the school. For more information, please visit the Housing Office website.

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

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 the college attended in order to receive credit.

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

Yes. If you recently graduated from high school, you will need to submit your SAT score.

What scores does Brooklyn College look for when accepting students?

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

What score do I need on the SAT exam in order to be considered for Brooklyn College?

Brooklyn College looks for a score of at least 1000 on the SAT exam.

What scores on the SAT exam will exempt me from taking the CUNY Skills Assessment Test?

You will need to receive a score of 480 on the Critical Reading section and a 510 on the Math section in order to be exempt from the CUNY Skills Assessment Test.

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! Please visit our Web page. You will need to register first, then you can proceed to register for the date and time of your choice.

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 Form (pdf) with us. Once you complete the application, please 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 or http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/web/admissions/other/reentry.php.

I was accepted to Brooklyn College but did not attend. How can I apply for the upcoming semester?

You will need to fill out an Application Reprocessing Request Form (pdf) and return it to our Admissions Office.

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

You will have to wait until your GPA is a 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 a few 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.

How can I defer my admission to Brooklyn College?

You must fill out a Reactivation Form.