Admission Requirements

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 freshmen 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 2.20.
  • Transfer students with 25 or more credits completed at the time of application must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.20.
  • Students who have been awarded an associate degree from a CUNY community college will be admitted with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  • Students who have been awarded a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution will be admitted with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.

In addition to fulfilling the admissions requirements, students must satisfy the City University of New York Assessment Test requirements for a senior college.

Note: Admissions criteria are subject to change.

Students needing additional information may contact:

Office of Admissions
Second floor, West Quad Center
P: 718.951.5001

Academic Residence Requirement

Residence, which in this context refers to the number of credits that must be taken at Brooklyn College, is one of the requirements for a degree. Candidates for a bachelor's degree are required to complete at least 30 credits at Brooklyn College, including:

  • The last 18 credits taken toward the degree.
  • Either (a) or (b):
    • (a) No fewer than 15 credits in advanced courses in the major department, which must be completed with a grade of C- or higher in each course.
    • (b) No fewer than 21 credits in advanced courses that are approved as part of an interdisciplinary program, each completed at Brooklyn College with a grade of C- or higher; at least 12 of these credits must be in a single department or program.
  • Two upper-tier Core Curriculum courses, as described in the section of the Bulletin under the heading "Core Curriculum." However, students admitted to Brooklyn College before fall 2006 with an A.A., A.S. or bachelor's degree from another U.S. institution are required to complete only a single upper-tier course.
  • The specific in-residence course requirements described under each department listing and additional requirements for the bachelor of science degree as noted under the heading "Degree requirements," in the Bulletin.