2020-2021 College Catalog 
    Jun 04, 2023  
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Enrollment Management

Executive Director of Enrollment Management: Shannon Clarke-Anderson
  718 270-5143 office
  718.270-6411 fax
Office: S-120
Director of Enrollment Management: Jeffrey Sigler
  718 270-4966 office
  718.270-6171 fax
Enrollment Management Strategist: LeVar Burke
  718 270-6024 office
  718.270-5181 fax
Enrollment Management Communication Specialist: Hector Dominguez
  718-270-6021 office
  718-270-6111 fax
Director of Admissions: Jo-Ann Jacob
  718 270-6919 office
  718 270-6411 fax
Director of Academic Persistence/Retention Initiatives (0-30 credits only): Nicole Berry
  718-270-4960/6413 office
  718 270-6411 fax
International Students Coordinator: Joylyn Phillip-Ndiaye
  718 270-4893 office
  718 270-6411 fax
Veterans Affairs Coordinator: Jazmin McBride
  718 270-6139 office
  718 270-6411 fax
Director - Enrollment Management: Sharon Michel
  718-270- 4835 office
  718-270-4845 fax

General Information

The mission of Enrollment Management (EM) is to systematically review, analyze and assess institutional practices, procedures, policies, and resources in order to improve matriculation-related activities within the college. Enrollment Management is a systematic, coordinated, integrated, well-organized, data-driven process that engages students from an admissions prospective stage to graduation and is focused on creating an environment that encourages and nurtures student success.

EM works interdependently with others, sharing information of value to the institution as a whole. The office of EM works with our colleagues to achieve cohesive, supportive, and seamless systems for students.

Enrollment Management is overseen by the Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer and works closely and coordinates with the following units: Admissions and Recruitment (Foreign Student and Veterans Affairs), Financial Aid, Testing, and the Scholarship Office.

Office of Admissions

Medgar Evers College (MEC) offers a unique range of classes that allows students to learn, grow, and explore their interests within a cordial and supportive campus community of distinguished scholars. With more than 20 majors to choose from, students are prepared for careers in fields such as business, health, social services, and education.

MEC offers flexible day, evening, and weekend schedules that allow students to work at their own pace to complete their degree. Located conveniently in central Brooklyn, Medgar Evers College is easily accessible by public transportation and to cultural, recreational, and entertainment venues.

Our Admissions team is here to help you along the way as you navigate the admissions process. We understand and realize that applying to college can be worrisome because of the many deadlines to meet and numerous forms to fill out.

Applicants for admissions to undergraduate programs at MEC are encouraged to apply online at www.cuny.edu/apply. Applicants will be directed to the online application that will provide the procedures for application submission. If you do not have access to the internet, you may come in the Office of Admissions located at 1637 Bedford Avenue, Room 120, Brooklyn, NY 11225 and utilize one of our office computers. Freshman and transfer applicants must apply by March 15 for the fall semester and September 15 for the spring semester.

Freshman Applicant

A freshman applicant is a student who has not previously attended any college, university, and/or proprietary school within or outside the United States since graduating from high school, secondary school, or received a GED.

In order to apply to Medgar Evers College as a freshmen applicant you must meet the following requirements:

  • Show proof of high school completion. Only official high school transcripts (in a sealed envelope) and diplomas (or GED) are accepted
  • Provide proof of residency to qualify for in-state tuition
  • Pay $65 application fee

Applicants applying to a Bachelor’s program must have at least a TASC score of 2500 or a GED score of 2250 and the following scores: 480 on SAT Critical Reading or Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and 500 on SAT math, or 20 on ACT English and 21 on ACT math, or a high school GPA of 80 including academic subjects of:

  1. Two (2) units of Laboratory Science
  2. Three (3) units of Mathematics
  3. Four (4) units of English
  4. Four (4) units of Social Science
  5. Two (2) units of Foreign Language
  6. One (1) unit of Fine Arts

Each unit must equal a one-year high school course. All other applicants may be considered for our associate degree programs. The admissions decision will be based on the overall high school performance of the application.

Proof of Residency

To be eligible for New York State tuition and fees, you may be required to prove New York State Residency for at least the twelve-month period (1 year) preceding the first day of classes. The information you provide will determine if you meet the guidelines set by the City University of New York.;

Failure to provide the required documentation will result in your being billed as a non-resident. Incomplete applications or missing documents will delay the processing of the application. If there is a question regarding your N.Y. State residency and you wish to be charged in-state rates, you must complete a CUNY Residency Form. (“Undocumented or Out-of-Status” students - see below for special instructions)

  1. Work Authorized or I-485 Applicants - Students who have filed the USCIS form I-485 and are waiting for adjustment to permanent resident are eligible for in-state tuition. Students who are pending an adjustment of status can submit the following: a) an INS or USCIS Receipt for the Adjustment of Status Application indicating receipt of the I-485; or b) USCIS receipt indicating that the fee for the adjustment application has been received. The receipt will list the I-485, the name of applicant, file number and amount paid; or c) an Employment Authorization Card with the codes (A)(3), (A)(5), (A)(10), (A)(12), (C)(9), (C)(11), (C)(14), (C)(19), (C)(22), or (C)(24). Appropriate document(s) proving immigration status must be submitted with your CUNY Residency form and supporting residency documents.
  2. Temporary Visa Holders Eligible for In-State Tuition - Students who hold one of the following visa categories: Diplomatic Visa (A); Trade Treaty Visa (E); International Organization (G); Work (H-1B, H1C, H-4 who is a dependent of an H); Media Visa (I); Fiancée of U.S. citizen (K); Transfer employee (L); Parent or child of alien (N); Religious (R); Crime Witness (S); Alien Trafficking (T); Crime Victim (U); Spouse and Children of Permanent Resident (V) are eligible if living in New York State for one year or more. Please submit a copy of your I-94 and supporting documents with the CUNY Residency Form. J, M, O, P, Q, or TN. Appropriate document(s) proving immigration status must be submitted with your CUNY Residency form and supporting residency documents
  3. Undocumented or Out-of-Status - Students who are “Undocumented” or “out of status” and wish to claim in-state tuition, must meet one of the following conditions: a) attended an approved New York State High School for two or more years, graduated and applied to attend CUNY within five years of receiving the New York State Diploma; or b) attended an approved New York State Program for the General Education Development Diploma (GED) exam preparation, received the GED issued in New York State, and have applied to attend CUNY within five years of receiving New York State GED; or c) enrolled in a CUNY institution for the Fall 2001 semester and were authorized to pay the resident tuition.
  4. Other Students - Students applying for in-state tuition must complete the CUNY Residency Form and submit the appropriate documentation; must have resided in NYS, with the intent to stay, for at least 1 year prior to the first day of class for the semester in which they are applying for a determination.


Search for Education, Elevation, and Knowledge Program provides a limited number of economically and educationally disadvantaged U.S. citizens, U.S. legal permanent resident, asylee, or refugee students with academic services and a stipend to help meet educational costs. Students applying for SEEK admission must complete the appropriate portion of the CUNY Freshman Application and select the SEEK option. Students who meet financial guidelines and show strong motivation for a college education are considered for this program. A stipend for educational expenses is awarded to those students who are eligible.

Credit for Work Completed during High School

Credit for Advanced Placement (AP) examinations with appropriate grades within certain disciplines and for work completed in recognized pre-freshman programs may be considered.

College Now

Students and those students who have completed college-level coursework offered by an accredited senior or community college; while in high school, may receive credit for courses in which grades of C or better are earned. Official college transcripts must be submitted to UAPC or to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment for credit to be considered.

All accepted students must demonstrate basic skills proficiency upon admission to the college. Please see the “Academic Requirements, Regulations, and Policies” section of this catalog.

Transfer Applicant

A transfer applicant is an individual who has attended a college, university and/or proprietary school since graduating from high school, secondary school or received a GED. This definition applies whether or not you are seeking transfer credits.

Students must list all institutions attended, transfer students do not have the option to omit portions of their educational history in order to apply as a freshman as requested on the appropriate application, and arrange to have official transcripts sent to the University Application Processing Center (UAPC). All applications are processed at UAPC and not the host college. Failure to list prior institutions attended on your application will subject you to disciplinary action and review of the admissions decision. Transfer credits will be denied for courses completed at a college, university, and/or proprietary school that is not listed on the application for admission.

MEC reserves the right to deny admission to any student if, in its judgment, the presence of that student on campus poses an undue risk to the safety or security of the college or the college community. That judgment will be based on an individualized determination, taking into account any information the college has about a student’s criminal record and the particular circumstances of the college, including the presence of child care center, a public school, or public school students on the campus.

In order to apply to Medgar Evers College as a transfer applicant you must meet the following requirements:

  • 2.2 Grade of Average if transferring from a NON-CUNY college
  • 2.0 Grade of Average if transferring from a CUNY college
  • Transfer students with fewer than 24 credits earned must have the minimum grade point average (GPA) and an acceptable academic high school GPA and course of study as outlined in the freshman applicant section
  • Former students who have earned a Baccalaureate degree from Medgar Evers College must file an online Transfer application at www.cuny.edu/undergraduate in order to be considered to pursue a second degree.

Transfer Policies

Transfer Policies Pertaining to CUNY Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree Programs.

  1. All City University of New York Associate in Arts degree recipients shall be:
    • given priority for transfer over non-University students seeking transfer, accepted as matriculated students at a senior college of The City University of New York, and upon transfer, granted a minimum of 60 credits toward a baccalaureate degree and be required to complete only the difference between the 60 credits granted and the total credits normally required for the degree.
  2. All Liberal Arts and Science courses successfully completed in one City University college are transferable, with full credit, to each college of the University. Credit will be granted for these courses in all departments and programs and recognized for the fulfillment of degree requirements irrespective of whether the student has fulfilled the requirements for the associate degree.
  3. Effective Fall 2013, students who have earned a City University Associate in Arts (A.A.) and the Associate in Science (A.S.) degree will be deemed to have automatically fulfilled the lower division liberal arts and science distribution requirements for a baccalaureate degree. However, students may be asked to complete a course in a discipline required by a senior college’s baccalaureate distribution requirements that was not part of the student’s associate degree program. In such cases all coursework required will be applied towards the total number of credits normally required for the baccalaureate degree (see note c).
  4. Based on a fair and reasonable evaluation of a student’s transcript at least nine (9) credits will be granted in the student’s major (including laboratory science). Note that this does not preclude a senior college from granting more than nine credits in the student’s major. (Students who change their major upon transfer may not have completed coursework that can be applied towards a new major.)

Please note the following:

When students transfer prior to the completion of an A.A. degree, the liberal arts and science courses they have completed will be deemed to have fulfilled discipline-specific distribution requirements for all baccalaureate programs on a discipline-by-discipline basis, with the exception that upper division coursework will not be recognized unless appropriate prerequisites have been satisfied.

  1. Students who have completed professional courses such as Accounting, Education or Nursing, where instruction is begun at the associate degree level and continued at the baccalaureate level, will be granted credit for such coursework upon transfer with the A.A. degree. However, the senior college shall determine the proper level of placement in its professional course sequence and the coursework can apply to the professional degree.
  2. Graduates of A.A. degree programs who have not completed at least one year of foreign language study (or established an equivalent proficiency) and transfer into a baccalaureate program requiring a foreign language may be asked to complete six (6) to eight (8) credits of foreign language coursework (or establish an equivalent proficiency) in addition to their normal degree requirements. Proficiency may be established based upon high school coursework, native language abilities, or examination.

Special Admission Programs

Newly accepted freshman or transfer students intending to pursue the following degrees and/or programs must complete pre-requisite program requirements as Medgar Evers College students and the submission of a secondary application for these specializations:

  • Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (RN)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Childhood Special Education
  • Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Social Work
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing (LPN)
  • SUNY Downstate Bachelor of Science degrees
    • Diagnostic Medical Imaging
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Physician Assistant

Please note: Successful completion of the degree programs will require the passing of specific state licensing and certification exams in order to practice in these professions.

International Applicants

For admission purposes, an international student is defined as an applicant who seeks an F-1 or J-1 non-immigrant classification. International applicants should file the appropriate freshman or transfer application online at www.cuny.edu.

Applicants from non-English-speaking countries must submit TOEFL scores along with official educational transcripts including English translations where applicable to the University Application Processing Center. The deadline for international applicants to submit a completed application and official transcripts is posted on the www.cuny.edu website for fall and spring admission. Conditional admission is not available to students who require a semester or a year to learn English. Applicants are responsible for the payment of all tuition and fees at the time of course registration every semester. Financial assistance is not provided to international students; they must provide proof of financial ability to finance their tuition, fees, room & board, books, transportation and incidental expenses. The estimated cost is $45,827. USD per year and is subject to change. Housing arrangements must be made by the student. The law regulating international students studying in the United States can be found on the United States Citizenship & Immigration website at www.uscis.gov under 8CFR214.2. Policies governing International Student Services are based upon policies and practices recommended by CUNY General Counsel, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, AACRAO: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and other educational organizations.

Non-Degree and Permit Students

An individual may attend as a non-degree student or permit (visiting) student if they wish to take credit-bearing courses but are not working toward a degree. These students are limited to a maximum of fifteen (15) credits. All applicants must fulfill CUNY and College-wide requirements by meeting appropriate basic skills proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics. Non-degree students may only register for courses for which they have the prerequisites. Applicants must complete pre-requisite and co-requisite courses with a passing grade before enrolling in college-level or advanced level courses. Permit students and baccalaureate degree holders are exempted from taking the placement examination. Applications may be obtained in person from the Office of Admission & Recruitment, or at the website www.mec.cuny.edu/admission. Students must submit copies of their college transcripts and proof of having paid the application fee at the time of application submission. Permit students from colleges outside the CUNY system should obtain a non-degree application and follow the instructions. Currently enrolled CUNY students should file e-permit applications via their CUNY Portal accounts. Applicants must check the college’s Academic Calendar for application deadline dates and course registration dates.

Senior Citizens

Bonafide New York residents 60 years of age and older and who have completed high school are permitted to register for undergraduate courses on an audit basis as non-degree students on a space-available basis for $80 per semester (a $65 application fee and a $15 Comprehensive Fee). These students are exempt from all other fees and charges.

Senior citizens may take no more than 6 credits a term on an audit basis only. Senior citizens who wish to take courses for degree credit will be assessed the appropriate tuition charges. Senior citizens must submit a non-Degree application and a Senior Audit Form, proof of high school completion and provide proof of eligibility (i.e., Medicaid card, birth certificate, or passport) to the Office of Admissions & Recruitment. Applicants must check the college’s Academic Calendar for application deadline dates and course registration dates.

Change of Status from Non-Degree to Degree

Students who wish to change their status from non-degree to degree must complete a CUNY Transfer Application located at www.cuny.edu. This may be obtained from the Office of Admissions, applicants must check the college’s Academic Calendar for application deadline dates and course registration dates.


Students who formerly attended and wish to be readmitted to the College must complete a Readmission Application. This may be obtained from the Office of Admissions in person or via the website at www.mec.cuny.edu/admission. There is a re-admit application fee of $20, and official transcripts from all institutions attended since you were last in attendance are required. Applicants must check the college’s Academic Calendar for application deadline dates and course registration dates.

Former students who were dismissed for academic reasons must apply for reinstatement with the appropriate Committee on Academic Standing before a readmission decision can be made. Students who attended other colleges or universities after leaving Medgar Evers College should file a readmission application prior to returning to Medgar Evers College rather than a transfer application. Students not in continuous attendance are subject to any new curriculum requirements in effect at the date of reentry.