ENROLLMENT FOR FALL 2024 courses starts on March 19th and the days following, seniors first.  Before that, CUNYfirst's Schedule Builder start screen will show you the exact date and time that you can start enrolling.  You cannot enroll until you have been advised, so do that now.

If you have applied for June graduation, you will not be able to enroll for fall.  You can cancel your graduation here.


ADVISING:  Before you can enroll for fall courses, you must do the following.

  • Get a Cp.E. curriculum sheet (8-semester grid), showing the requirements of the major.  It also shows the pre- and corequisites of most courses, and has a flowchart on the back.  (You can also consult the curriculum and liberal arts webpages.)


  • Download the Cp.E. advising form by right-clicking the link (or control-clicking on a Mac), and “Save As…” with a filename that is your name.  Fill in the PDF on your computer by opening the file and clicking on the blanks.  (Don’t try to fill it out in the web browser, or you'll lose your work!)

    • Put your name and I.D. number on the front.

    • On the back, fill in your grades in completed courses; check off your current courses; and check off the courses you intend to enroll in next.  For each elective that you took, fill in the specific course number (for example, “Hist 240”).

    • You will find your GPA on CUNYfirst, and the form has instructions for calculating your QPA.  Write these in.  They indicate if you meet the Grove School's minimum academic standards.


  • Download your unofficial transcript (CUNYfirst;  or DegreeWorks > Class History link).

  • Email these documents to your advisor (see below).  Do it before your CUNYfirst registration time!  Plan ahead:  Your advisor might only have office hours once or twice a week.  Find out who your advisor is:

    • If you have completed fewer than 45 credits toward the Cp.E. degree, you are advised by Cp.E. associate director Sam Fenster.  Use Navigate to schedule an appointment (shortcut to Dr. Fenster).  At your chosen time, use the Skype app to make an audio or video call to "fenster.ccny".

    • Otherwise, you are advised by a professor.  Click to look up your advisor >>.  They will reply to your email and tell you what to do.  You may consult last semester's faculty advisor, if they are willing.  (Advisor contact list for the C.Sc. Dept.;  EE Dept. to come.)


  • After discussion, your advisor will send your form to Dr. Fenster.  If you are in good academic standing (see the bottom of the back of the advising form), you will then be able to register on the date & time indicated for you in CUNYfirst.



See here.



Advising is your opportunity to have a discussion with someone knowledgeable about your curriculum and your plans, in and outside of school.

It is your responsibility to understand your graduation requirements, course pre- and corequisites, and your current status (GPA, QPA, incompletes, courses you must retake, the limit on course withdrawals, registration stops, probation, deadlines to appeal to continue if you're in bad standing or to apply for reentry, etc.).

Your advisor will be able to explain course requirements, recommend courses based on your interests and abilities, and discuss extracurricular projects and work. They will write remarks on your form and sign it.

For academic consultation other than official once-per-semester advising, you may always schedule an appointment with me.

Sam Fenster
administrative director, computer engineering


  • Take the time to think about your academic and career goals;

  • Prepare questions before your advising session;

  • Initiate contact with a faculty or staff advisor for the required once-per-semester advising session, and other sessions throughout the academic year;

  • Make appointments for advising sessions during posted office hours. Notify the advisor or someone in the advisor's office if it is impossible to keep appointments;

  • Ask questions. If you do not understand, ask, ask, ask!!

  • Familiarize yourself with College's academic calendar to understand important deadlines (drop/add deadlines, for example);

  • Schedule courses that meet your degree requirements and educational and career interests;

  • Accept responsibility for making final decisions related to your coursework;

  • Do the proper follow-up after an advising session.


  • Provide accurate and current information about School of Engineering and College rules, regulations, policies, requirements, etc.

  • Assist students with creating an appropriate course schedule;

  • Provide students with current career information and career opportunities within major and specialization areas;

  • Encourage students to use School of Engineering and College-wide support services and initiate contact with these offices, if necessary.

  • Monitor students' academic performance and recommend appropriate interventions, as necessary.


Last Updated: 02/26/2024 17:30