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Degree Audit Process

A degree audit is a series of administrative procedures that determine if a student has met his/her degree requirements.

Students must check the Academic Calendar for the deadline to submit an application for graduation.

Students who file late cannot be evaluated in time to participate in commencement exercises.

Apply for Graduation

To obtain a degree or certificate from the college, an application for graduation is required. Students in their final semester must access CUNYfirst and submit an Application for Graduation. If all requirements are not met by the end of the final semester of attendance, the student must reapply for graduation in order to be considered for a subsequent semester.

Instructions on Applying for Graduation

For an official review of your academic record, apply for graduation online using CUNYfirst.
Login to CUNYfirst: Click Self Service > Student Center > My Academics > Apply for Graduation

  • Click Academic Program: Undergraduate
  • Select the Expected Graduation Term from the drop down
  • Click the Continue button
  • Submit Application

Students may use Self Service to track the progress of their graduation application.

Please review your home address and telephone number in CUNYfirst to make sure all of your contact information is current.

Graduation Requirements

Students must satisfy the following requirements:

  • Earned 60 or more credits toward their degree (by the end of their final semester). At least 30 credits must be taken on campus and applicable toward their degree.
  • Certificate Program requires 30 credits towards the program and at least 15 of those credits must be taken on campus.
  • Review your online Student Advisement DegreeWorks Audit by logging into the CUNY Portal.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.0 (overall and toward a degree).
  • Satisfactorily completed two writing intensive courses.
  • Passed the Reading, Writing and Math Placement Exam or exit from remedial courses.

Some degrees contain additional graduation requirements not listed above. For specific graduation requirements in your degree please consult with your academic advisor or review the current College Catalog.

Degrees Awarded

The following degrees are awarded:

  • Associate in Applied Science Degree (AAS) prepares students for entry into a specific career area immediately after graduation.
  • Associate in Science Degree (AS) and Associate in Arts Degrees (AA) prepare students to transfer to a baccalaureate program.
  • Certificate Programs are designed for individuals who wish to upgrade their skills but are not currently seeking college degrees or who wish to add another specialization to their degree.

Degrees are awarded three times a year:

  • January (for students finishing requirements in the Fall semester of the prior year)
  • June (for students finishing requirements in the Spring semester of the same year)
  • August (for students finishing requirements in the Summer session of the same year)


Bronx Community College will confer a degree upon a student who has completed all College requirements towards graduation. However, a student must also be in good standing with the College in order to graduate and receive a degree. Accordingly, a student who has completed all academic requirements will not be eligible to graduate or receive a degree until any outstanding financial balance or disciplinary matter against him/her has been resolved and any disciplinary penalty completed.

Records are sealed after graduation

No changes may be made to the academic record (transcript) after the degree has been awarded.

Transcripts reflecting the award of your degree

A statement of the degree awarded will be posted on student's official transcript before the student receives their diploma. To request your transcript to be held until the degree is posted, a student must check the specify box on the transcript request form.

All obligations whether academic and/or financial must be cleared before a student records will be released.

Application for Graduation Status

After submitting the Application for Graduation via CUNYfirst, students may use self-service to track the progress of their graduation application.

Instructions to View Graduation Status

Login to CUNYfirst: Click Self Service > Degree Progress/Graduation View Graduation Status There are five types of graduation statuses

  • Eligible to Apply – Based on the total number of credits completed so far, CUNYfirst has determined the student is eligible to submit an Application for Graduation online.
  • Applied for Graduation – The Application for Graduation has been received by the Office of the Registrar and is currently on queue for review.
  • Program in Review – The Application for Graduation has been reviewed by the Office of the Registrar awaiting further action from the student.
  • Need to Finish Pending Work – Everything is in order. The Application for Graduation has been reviewed by the Office of the Registrar and the student has been placed on the graduation list.
  • Degree Awarded – Degree has been officially awarded.

Graduates will receive notification from the Registrar’s Office informing them to pick up their diploma approximately 6-8 weeks after their graduation date. D


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