Nondegree Students

Students who wish to attend credit-bearing, undergraduate classes for personal enrichment or to transfer to their home institution but are not working toward a degree at Brooklyn College should apply as a nondegree student.

However, if the student matriculates to a degree program at Brooklyn College, the nondegree courses completed will be transferred to their degree record.

Please check your application deadline for the semester you would like to apply.

Freshman Applicants

Freshman applicants will need the following documents in order for their application to be processed:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT scores
  • Immunization records
  • An application fee of $65 (check or money order payable to Brooklyn College)

A minimum CAA (College Admissions Average) of 81 and a minimum combined SAT score of 1000 in Critical Reading and Math are required. In addition to meeting the entrance requirements, students must prove they are exempt from the CUNY Assessment Tests. Please see the table below to ensure that you are.

CUNY Assessment Test Exemption Information for Freshman and Transfer Applicants

Test/Course Score/Grade Test Exempted From
SAT 1 Critical Reading 480 and above Reading and Writing
SAT 1 Math 510 and above Math parts 1 and 2
ACT English 20 and above Reading and Writing
ACT Math 21 21 and above Math parts 1 and 2
New York State Regents–English 75 and above Reading and Writing

New York State Regents–Math*
Integrated Algebra or Geometry, or Algebra 2 and Trigonometry

80 and above Math parts 1 and 2
3-credit college English course Grade C or better Reading and Writing
3-credit college math course Grade C or better Math parts 1 and 2
*Must also successfully complete Algebra 2 and Trigonometry or a higher-level course.    

Transfer Applicants

Transfer applicants will need the following documents in order for your application to be processed:

  • Official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended. (We will access CUNY college transcripts for applicants.)
  • Immunization records. (We will access records from other CUNY colleges.)
  • An application fee of $65 (check or money order payable to Brooklyn College).

In addition, some students may be required to submit one of the following documents in order to satisfy the CUNY Assessment Test requirement:

  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT scores

Transfer students will be admitted to the college based on the following criteria:

  • Transfer students with fewer than 25 credits completed at the time of application must also fulfill our freshman requirements and submit their high school documentation as part of the application process. In addition, the student’s completed college work must have an overall GPA of at least 2.30.
  • Transfer students with 25 or more credits completed at the time of application must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.30.
  • Students who have been awarded an associate degree from a CUNY community college will be admitted with a minimum GPA of 2.00.
  • Students who have been awarded a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution will be admitted with a minimum GPA of 2.00.

In addition to meeting the entrance requirements, transfer students must prove they are exempt from the CUNY Assessment Tests. Please see the table below to ensure that you are.

CUNY Assessment Test Exemption Information for Freshman and Transfer Applicants

Test/Course Score/Grade Test Exempted From
SAT 1 Critical Reading 480 and above Reading and Writing
SAT 1 Math 510 and above Math parts 1 and 2
ACT English 20 and above Reading and Writing
ACT Math 21 21 and above Math parts 1 and 2
New York State Regents–English 75 and above Reading and Writing
New York State Regents–Math
Integrated Algebra or Algebra 2 and Trigonometry
80 and above Math parts 1 and 2
3-credit college English course Grade C or better Reading and Writing
3-credit college math course Grade C or better Math parts 1 and 2