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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 must activate their CUNYfirst account to view their grade(s) and unofficial transcript. As a gentle reminder, the final grade 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, the grade you earn in the College Now program at John Jay will be calculated in your GPA. To activate CUNYfirst, type in your browser.

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 your CUNY ID number. Make a note of your username and password and keep them in a safe place. 

CUNYfirst-Forgot Password 
     * CUNYfirst-Manage your Account

To access Blackboard, use the same username and password as CUNYFirst. Blackboard Learn allows students and faculty to participate in classes delivered online or use online materials and activities to complement face-to-face teaching. The degree to which Blackboard Learn is used at the University varies. The primary purpose is to better support developing and delivering web-enhanced, hybrid, and online instructional opportunities. 

Accessing Blackboard
Student Log-in Instructions
     * Introduction to Blackboard – Student Brochure
     * Working in Your Course
     * CUNY Blackboard Resources 
Blackboard Student User Guide
     * Blackboard Frequently Asked Questions -Student
     * Students Inquiries:
     * For Blackboard-related questions, please call 212-484-1197 

Official Transcript Request
A student's transcript is the official record. To view or print an unofficial copy of your transcript, log in to your CUNYfirst account, and you will be able to print a copy.  

Official Transcript
To order an official copy of your transcriptplease visit
      - How to Order an Official Transcript through Parchment

Unofficial Transcript
To obtain an unofficial copy of your transcript, please log in to your CUNYfirst account, select CUNYfirst Home, then Transcript and Verification.

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 educational 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 students 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 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