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CUNYfirst: Activate My CUNYfirst Account

By participating in College Now (CN), you are beginning to build your academic record at CUNY.  Students are required to activate their CUNYfirst account to view their grade(s) and unofficial transcript.  Grades will not be mailed or emailed, and we cannot provide students or parents with grade results. Please Note: If you intend to attend John Jay College for undergraduate study, the grade you earn in the College Now program at John Jay College will be calculated in your GPA. To access CUNYfirst, users are required to activate or claim their account through the Identity Management System (IMS). Enter http://www2.cuny.edu/ in your browser’s address bar.
 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law designed to protect the privacy of education records, to establish the right of students to inspect and review their education  records, and to provide guidelines for the correction of inaccurate and misleading data through informal and formal hearings. The Act applies to all institutions that are recipients of federal aid administered by the Secretary of Education. Students who are currently enrolled or formerly enrolled regardless of their age or financial dependency status are protected under FERPA

What does this mean to my student and me?

In accordance with FERPA, the College will disclose the academic and financial records of a student to a third party provided the College has written consent from the student on file. Your student will need to fill out this form in order for the College to release information to a third party, including parents. Without this form, parents CANNOT conduct College business on the student’s behalf at ANY office.

• FERPA General Guidance for Parents 
• (Spanish) Guia General Para Los Padres Sobre FERPA

• Parent’s Guide to FERPA


  

Students are required to activate their CUNYfirst account to view their grade(s) and unofficial transcriptGrades will not be mailed or emailed, and we cannot provide students or parents with grade results.
Please Note: If you intend to attend John Jay College for undergraduate study, the grade you earn in the College Now program at John Jay College will be calculated in your GPA.

Getting Started In CUNYfirst: 
Log in to My CUNYfirst Account
Student Center Summary
View My Grade(s)

Sign Out of My CUNYfirst Account
Change My CUNYfirst Password
I Forgot My CUNYfirst Password

Once your CUNYfirst account is activated, a confirmation screen will appear with your username (i.e. if your name is John Jay your username will be john.jay12.) and CUNY ID numberMake note of your username and password and keep them in a safe place; you will need to update your password every 90 days. A reminder will be emailed to you at 85 days. You will not be able to re-use one of your four previous passwords. Your password cannot be changed for five days after you last changed your password. 


Blackboard Enhanced

Blackboard Learn is CUNY’s enterprise Learning Management System (LMS), centrally supported and managed by the Office of Computing and Information Services (CIS), and staff and instructional leaders on the campuses.

AcCessing Blackboard
Student Log-in Instructions


Transferring Credits:
There are two kinds of transcripts: Student Copies and Official Copies. Student Copies are unofficial copies that the student can request for his or her own records. Official Copies are not given directly to students. They must be prepared and processed in the order received. Sealed Official transcripts mailed to students are stamped "Issued to Student".