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Benny's Resources

This page is designed to serve as a resource for all City college students, whether you are newly admitted, or a seasoned continuing student.  The information you will find here will be useful throughout your career at City College. It is recommended that you bookmark this page so that you will always have easy access to this information.  Please visit often as the content will updated and augmented as needed.


Advising

  • Academic Advising: The City College of New York academic advisers work together with students to help them select their majors and their career paths and plan their academic journeys. Academic advisors work with one another and with departments and offices college-wide to promote students’ learning, development and ultimate success.

  • CCNY Navigate: Navigate is City College' s new advising system.  Most students will use this system to make appointments with their advisors. The system will help you keep track of your appointments with reminder emails and texts. During the spring 2021 semester, additional offices and programs will adopt Navigate (including several tutoring offices) and additional features will be rolled out, including a very useful mobile app.

  • Career and Professional Development Institute (CPDI): CPDI is here to help you prepare for a great career while you complete your academics. CPDI assists students with Deciding on a Major, Exploring Careers , Job/Internship Search Strategies, Interview Prep, Graduate School Application Reviews, Resume and cover letter critiques/writing, Connecting Students with Employer and much more.

  • City College Course Bulletin / Catalog: Whether you're looking for a specific course, degree, or program or are just curious as to the breadth and depth of The City College, you're likely to find the answer by browsing our current bulletin. 

  • DegreeWorks: DegreeWorks is a web-based program that enables you to easily track your academic progress. You will be able to see how specific College requirements have been met and what courses you can take to fulfill the requirements which are remaining. With the click of a tab (the ‘What If’ feature), you will also be able to see how your academic requirements might change if you were to change your major.


How To Guides:

Technology Guides:

Blackboard Guides:

General Guides:

  • Thriving and Surviving at CUNY: This guide was prepared by CUNY students, in collaboration with faculty and staff of Healthy CUNY. Healthy CUNY is a university-wide initiative that since 2007 has promoted health for academic success at CUNY.

 


Academic / Student Support

  • AccessAbility Center: The AccessAbility Center/Student Disability Services (AAC/SDS) ensures full participation and meaningful access to all of The City College of New York's (CCNY) services, programs, and activities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Amendments Act of 2008, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Fair Housing Act of 1968, and other applicable Federal, State, and local non-discrimination laws.  AAC/SDS accomplishes this goal through the coordination and implementation of academic adjustments, auxiliary aids, and support services for students with disabilities.  The Center actively works toward full inclusion and the removal of access barriers in policies, procedures, and practices.  AAC/SDS engages in increasing disability awareness among members of CCNY community through workshops, trainings, and the dissemination of literature

  • CUNY EDGE: The CUNY EDGE program, an initiative implemented by the City University of New York and the Human Resources Administration, provides assistance and supplemental resources to eligible students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree. Our program supports the college retention, development, and graduation of our student population.

  • City College Immigration Center: The CCIC is an office of the CUNY Citizenship Now initiative that offers free immigration services to all CCNY students and their families.

  • Information Technology: IT is your one stop shop for all resources related to the college’s technology. This includes support for CityMail, BlackBoard, City College ZOOM Account. The following links provide important information for students:

    • Service Desk: Your first point of contact for all IT issues. The Service Desk’s mission is to effectively and efficiently serve as the primary point of contact for students, faculty, and staff seeking a resolution to IT services provided by the college and IT services provided by the Office of Information Technology (e.g. laptops, mobile devices, software, hardware, and operating systems). They ensure that all possible measures are taken to troubleshoot and resolve the issue in a timely manner.

    • Distance Learning Guide: A trove of information for the technology side of distance learning: Blackboard, ZOOM, MS 365, etc.

    • Tech Center: The TECH Center provides over 300 workstations where students can work on assignments, check email, and use software packages needed for class. PLEASE NOTE that the TECH CENTER is closed until further notice.

  • National Scholarships/Fellowships: National scholarships are highly competitive awards that provide opportunities and support for undergraduate and graduate study, research, study abroad, public service, teaching, and employment in non-profits, city and federal government. There is a wide range of prestigious national scholarship programs open to City College undergraduates and recent graduates.

  • Student Health: Student Health Services (SHS) is committed to delivering quality care. Clinical services provided by Registered Nurses are free and confidential to all currently enrolled CCNY students.

  • Tutoring: Tutoring is a vital part of success to your career at CCNY. Click here for a list of all CCNY tutoring services and centers

  • UMAAN: UMAAN (Urban Mentoring and Achievement Network) is a CUNY BMI (Black Male Initiative) program on the CCNY campus. Our mission is to apply all available resources in providing assistance to participants in their pursuit of an undergraduate degree at CCNY.  UMAAN is a peer mentoring program that also offers academic skills workshops, socio-emotional presentations, tutoring referrals and information regarding scholarship and career opportunities. UMAAN assists students with meeting academic challenges, helps to build student self-esteem and confidence, provides information about the college’s resources and extra-curricular activities, and makes available forums to develop the ability of the participants to successfully navigate the complex currents of college life. All programs and activities of the Black Male Initiative are open to all academically eligible students, faculty and staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin, or other characteristic.

  • Undergraduate Student Government:  To those who do not know us, we are the Undergraduate Student Government (USG) here at the City College of New York. We have represented the undergraduate students since 1867, making us the oldest USG. Our mission is to serve as representatives on behalf of the students to the faculty and administration of the college, and to the persons or groups outside of the college whenever such representation is called for. We are also here to promote the development and organization of the City College community, financially supporting student organizations, representing student interest, and advocating for student rights. USG is here to create a college community that meets your needs. For latest information make sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and LinkedIn. Make sure to check out our new website for helpful resources, events, and so much more. Reach out to our usg@gtest.ccny.cuny.edu " target="_blank" title="Email USG">email with any questions, suggestions, or concerns. Can’t wait to hear from you!

  • Writing Center: The City College Writing Center provides one-on-one assistance for students working on course writing assignments and projects. Visit us whenever you need someone to listen to your ideas, help you understand your assignments, and read your drafts. Writing consultants will work with you on planning, drafting, and revising — all of the important steps in your writing process.

  • Zahn Center: We are a startup incubator located at the City College of New York offering co-working space and an array of resources including: annual competitions, a startup boot camp, mentorship and pro-bono services, networking opportunities, and rapid prototyping facilities.


Administrative Resources

  • Admissions: The Admissions Office evaluates all college-level credit earned before entering City College, including courses taken at other colleges (or while in high school) and credit by examination (for example, Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB), completed military training or service).  The Admissions Office also determines residency status for tuition purposes for the first semester of attendance.  For more information, log on to your “MyCity” page or review our “Message to New Students”.   

  • Bursar's Office: The Office of the Bursar serves to collect all tuition and fees in accordance with CUNY policies and procedures. Additionally the Bursar's Office facilitates payment plans that allow students to spread out their payments over time.

  • Evaluation and Testing: The Office of Evaluation and Testing administers and records the results of the CUNY Assessment Tests (CATs) and the Ability to Benefit (ATB) Test for TAP eligibility. It also applies the City University's testing regulations and procedures.  Because we have the Covid-19 crisis, we have temporarily suspended in-person testing for math placement, and so the Testing Office is figuring out your math placement by reviewing your high school records and standardized test scores. For more information, go to the Office of Evaluation and Testing webpage.

  • Financial Aid OfficeThe Financial Aid Office administers federal and state funds, as well as those provided by special programs and the College itself, to make sure that all qualified students will have an opportunity to pursue higher education. Scholarships, grants, loans, work opportunities, and governmental benefits are combined into a package to help meet the difference between cost of attendance and the contribution from the student and family. Unless otherwise stated, offer amounts are based upon need. For the most recent information on application filing procedures, academic progress requirements, and other eligibility criteria for the various programs, student are urged to contact the Financial Aid Office.

  • International Student and Scholar Services: The department of International Student and Scholar Services provides services and advocacy for students who are not permanent residents of the United States, including those studying in the U.S. on an F-1 visa.

  • Registrar's Office: The Office of the Registrar promotes student success through exceptional integrated enrollment services. Questions about courses, classes, or status? We have the answers. The Office of the Registrar at The City College is responsible for all student records — while you are enrolled and after you graduate. Please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to assist you.

    • Academic Calendar: Important dates (ex; registration dates, change of program period, final exam period, etc.), deadlines (withdrawal, pass/fail option, etc.) and other important information for each semester.

    • Undergraduate Bulletin: A listing of general degree requirements and requirements for all majors, minors and concentrations.  The bulleting also include course descriptions for most regularly offered classes.

  • Veterans Affairs: The City College Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) is dedicated to recruit and enroll veteran students and to help them stay in college. The OVA works with various offices on campus—student affairs, admissions, disability services, financial aid, registrar, wellness and counseling center, and affirmative action—to help veterans get used to college life while making sure they get their educational benefits.​

 


Campus Involvement

  • Gender Resources: The mission of Gender Resources is to provide education, outreach and resources to City College students on gender and sexuality.  Core to this mission is the building of strong campus and community partnerships with the goal of strengthening services for the LGBTQIA community, survivors of sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, dating and interpersonal violence. Gender Resources provides direct confidential clinical services and resources to all City College students while promoting gender equity.

    Gender Resources acknowledges the social and historical impacts of women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identities.  Our aim is to promote a culture of inclusion of sexual and gender identities while recognizing the intersectionality of oppression, race, religion, class, ability/disability, immigration status and ethnicity.  

     Due to COVID-19, Gender Resources has moved to a virtual platform.  CCNY remains committed to supporting all students during this time, including survivors of violence and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. 

    For more information click here 

  • Student Affairs: The Division of Student Affairs is a group of seasoned professionals and students who strive to provide the City College community with a tremendously rewarding college experience. "Students First!" is the philosophy of the Division of Student Affairs. In addition, the Division of Student Affairs has an office at the Center for Worker Education (CWE), located in downtown Manhattan.

    For more information and services offered by student affairs click here.

  • Student Government: The mission of the Undergraduate Student Government (USG)  is to foster a union between City College undergraduate students. They do this through promoting the development and organization of the City College community, financially supporting student organizations, representing student interests, and advocating for student rights.
    USG is here to create a City College that meets your needs. Scholarship details, campus life updates, and helpful resources for students and clubs can be found throughout their website. They want to hear from you, thus reach out with questions, suggestions or concerns!

    For more information and to know who your 2020-2021 USG Executives are please click here.

  • Student Life: We know that a full and fulfilling college experience entails more than just a great academic experience. It involves a plethora of exciting activities as well as support services to ensure that you can be your best in the classroom.  Student Life at City College helps you make new friends, expand into new areas of interest, develop a hobby or develop your leadership qualities. It also provides the support you need to maintain your physical and mental well-being as well as assistance with health, financial and other issues with which you are dealing while attending school.
     
    Supported by the Division of Student Affairs, we accomplish this by offering students quality services and programs that advance student learning and their social and personal development.

    For more information on Student Life click here.

    • Clubs: Want to feel a part of the CCNY community but don’t know how? Why not join a club! Here at CCNY we have 136 undergraduate clubs and 15 graduate clubs! These organizations cover an array of interests including academic clubs, cultural clubs, religious clubs and social clubs. To learn more about the registered clubs check the club listing by clicking one of the links below.

Can’t find what you're looking for and want to create your own club? For information on creating a  club click here.