New Students

New Students

Congratulations! Welcome to our division.

Embarking on Your Academic Journey: What's Next?

1 - Log in to your CUNY First

Log in to CUNY First and make sure your contact information is correct and up to date.

Activating your CUNY First Account
Go to

  • Click on LOGIN in the upper right corner of the page
  • From the drop-down menu, select CUNY First
  • If you have used CUNY First in the past, login or select “Forgot Password”
  • If you are new to CUNY First, click on NEW USER and follow the prompts to
  • claim your account, set your challenge questions, and set your password.

Updating your CUNYFirst Account

  • In your CUNY First Student Center, select “Profile”
  • Make sure your phone number and secondary email are both current
  • Your Citymail Email account remains your preferred email.

2 - Claim and Activate your Citymail Email Account

Claiming and activating your CityMail account is an important step in your transition to becoming a full member of the City College Community.  All matters related to your admission and enrollment at the College will be sent through your CityMail e-mail account, as well many important alerts and official announcements.

Claim your Citymail Email Account
Go to

Activate your Citymail Account or Reset your Password
Go to

3 - Schedule an Academic Advising Appointment

To register for classes, you must first meet with your academic advisor. Contact our Front Desk at to schedule your appointment. To secure your appointment, your email must include the following information: 

  • Full Name 
  • Empld ID 
  • Phone 
  • Email:  
  • Advisor: (If known)
  • Intended Major: 
  • Reason for appointment: NEW STUDENT

After receiving your email, we will send you a confirmation email. This email will include the date and time of your appointment, along with all the necessary details for accessing the meeting, whether it's in person, online, or by phone.

In preparation for your appointment, we recommend reviewing our academic calendar and class schedule available for the semester you are registering for. This will help you become familiar with our various class delivery methods and the classes offered during your registration semester.

4 - Attend our New Student Events

Please visit our Events page for information for all upcoming events, including the events available exclusively to you, such as the New Student Orientation event, and Tech Savvy Sessions events.

5 - Access Blackboard

Accessing Blackboard
Go to Blackboard
Or, go to

  • Click on LOGIN in the upper right corner of the page
  • From the drop-down menu, select Student > Blackboard 
  • Login with your CUNY First credentials

6 - Obtain your CCNY ID Card

ID cards can be created either in person or by sending the required information to CCNY's ID Office via email. Emailed requests are typically processed within one business day. The services provided by the ID Office include ID card issuance and distribution of validation stickers.

Obtaining a CCNY ID Card (for incoming freshmen and transfer students)
For ID Office hours, procedures, and requirements, visit the ID Office page. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the office via email at i%64office@ccny.cun %79.e%64%75" rel="nofollow"> .

Validation Stickers (returning students)
Please stop by our Front Desk for your sticker.


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If you need assistance contact our Front Desk to request an appointment with our Financial Aid Advisor, Mr. Warren Orange.

Last Updated: 02/24/2024 01:09