BMCC Email Claim and Password Reset

Requirement for Students

Please note that the BMCC email is not created until 24-48 hours after registering for at least one credit bearing course for the first time.

If you do not have a social security number or if you receive the error message "Can't validate your answers. Please try again." after correctly entering your personal information please contact the Panther Station at (212) 776-6866. They will be able to provide an external ID to use in place of the SSN or will be able to verify your personal information as necessary. If you are still getting the same error after verifying your information with the Panther Station, please call the Service Desk at (212) 220-8379 for assistance.

1. Go to the BMCC Portal login page ( and click on the “Students or Faculty/Staff: Account & Password Help” link, below the log in fields.


1. Fill out all of the required fields and complete the captcha, then click “Submit”.


2. Create and confirm your new password, then click “Submit”. The password criteria are as follows:

  • Must be between 8 and 16 characters long
  • Must contain at least one uppercase and one lowercase letter
  • Must contain at least one number
  • Must NOT contain either your first or last name
  • Must NOT contain the word “password”
  • Must NOT be among your last 10 created passwords


3. After resetting the password your username and email will be displayed. Note that for students, both the BMCC Portal username and the Office 365 email will be displayed. 


1. Fill out all of the required fields, then click “Next”.

2. Choose the option that best applies to your request. 

If you have any trouble claiming your account, following the directions on this page, feel free to call us at (212) 220-8379 for assistance.

Instructions for how to sign into your BMCC email can be found here.

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