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New Students

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Welcome to City College!

Welcome to the City College of New York. This site contains critical information for first-year, transfer, and international students and explains important steps and requirements to help you make a smooth transition to City College.

As a new student, you must fulfill several requirements from various offices and divisions before you can begin classes in the Spring. This website guides you through the various actions you must take to complete requirements by the stated deadlines so that you can avoid delays and penalties.


City College New Student Orientation is a great opportunity to experience life as a City College Student. At New Student Orientation, you will register for courses, and get the tools you need to start the first day of class. You will also learn about academic and student involvement opportunities, become familiar with our campus traditions, learn how to access City College services and resources and meet the City College Community. City College New Student Orientation has sessions for first year, transfer students and International students. The information given at sessions is based on the student’s chosen area of study. International students will receive their Orientation appointments by email.

Prepare for Orientation

We're here to help you succeed.  Part of being a successful college student is learning how to navigate the College's rules, regulations and deadlines. We have prepared short video presentations to get you started.  Be sure to view all of them before your scheduled Orientation date. Access the videos HERE.  


Before you Register

To register for six or more credits, you are required to prove immunity against measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), and meningitis. For details go to Immunization Requirements.

After you Register

Activate your CityMail Email Account. Your CityMail email is the main way for City College to communicate with you. Here the College will send alerts about your bill and other information crucial to your transition to City College. To find out how, go to Email and Portal Accounts.

Activate your Citizen CUNY Portal Account. Citizen CUNY Portal is your secure and private one-stop access to all your CUNY records. Through Citizen CUNY, you can securely view private information such as financial aid information, register for courses, access BlackBoard and learn about services and benefits offered through CUNY.

Review and pay your bill.  Your tuition due date is based on the date you initially registered for classes. You will receive an alert at your CityMail email address, telling you when your bill is available. To find out when your bill is due for the Spring 2014 semester, please see deadlines on the sidebar or click here.


May 18, 2014
The final deadline for filing a 2013-14 FAFSA

Past Deadlines

January 10, 2014
Last day to pay your bill if you registered for courses between November 12, 2013 and January 6, 2014

January 26, 2014
Last day to pay your bill if you registered for courses between January 7, 2014 and January 26, 2014

February 26, 2014
Final deadline to submit proof of immunization for Spring 2014 for NYS residents

March 13, 2014
Final deadline to submit proof of immunization for Non-NYS residents

March 15, 2014
Priority deadline to apply for financial aid for the upcoming year