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YECA Students

This page provides helpful information for York Early College Academy students during their time at York College.

Summer Session 2021

Here is a brief update regarding the upcoming summer college courses for York Early College Academy students. York College will be offering summer courses via distance learning format only. Courses are scheduled during York College's second summer session: June 28, 2021 - July 22, 2021. All courses will meet online, Monday - Thursday from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm.



Business Career Track: ACC100 - Introduction to Accounting

Health Professions & STEM Career Tracks: BIO110 - Environmental Biology

Humanities Career Track: ANTH101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology


SPCH160 - Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation: Prose and Poetry


SPCH101 - Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Here is some information to assist you in accessing the platforms that you will need to participate in your college course:


CUNYfirst is the internet-based application that the City University of New York uses for registrations, student schedules, and other student services. York Early College Academy students will need to become familiar with CUNYfirst to access many of the tools and resources that are available when participating in college courses at York. You will also need to be aware of your CUNYfirst id or EMPLID. See the following link to the CUNYfirst tutorial.


Blackboard is the learning management system that is used to provide online courses at York College. Instructors will post the course syllabus, reading materials, assignments, and due dates in Blackboard. Online meetings will also be held through Blackboard Collaborate Ultra. Here is an additional tutorial to assist you in navigating the features in Blackboard.

You must be able to access blackboard to participate in the summer college course.

Use your CUNYfirst username and password to log in.


While students may use many email addresses, the official mode of communication is through the York College Yorkmail email account. Use the following link for information on how to access your York College e-mail account use the following link: Yorkmail.


While participating in college courses students will have to submit research papers and presentations. These assignments should be produced with appropriate word processing software. CUNY has made access to full student versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other tools available to York Early College Academy students through the Microsoft Office Suite. Use your CUNYfirst username and password to login.

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