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Wall Street Journal Access Pass

The Library is delighted to present to all York College students, faculty, and staff full access to the digital version of the Wall Street Journal.

This pass provides you with full access to and the iOS and Android apps for as long as you are at York. You must have a valid email address from York College or any other CUNY College.

Wall Street Journal Access Benefits:

  • Unlimited access to
  • WSJ mobile and tablet apps
  • Curated WSJ newsletters
  • WSJ+, a complimentary premium membership for events and other offers

Get Started

Go to

  1. Register for your Wall Street Journal account using your CUNY college email address. Your email address will become your username.
  2. For "Account Type," select Student, Staff, or Professor. If you choose Student, you will need to enter an expected graduation date. If you choose Staff or Professor, you will need to reactivate in one year.
  3. Click "Create."
  4. You should be redirected to the "Complete Your WSJ Membership" page, where you can choose to register for WSJ Mobile access, subscribe to newsletters and alerts, or continue to right away.
  5. A verification email may also be sent to your York email address – if so, simply click the link and enter your password on the page to activate your account.


If you already have a subscription to the Wall Street Journal, you can call 1-800-JOURNAL (1-800-568-7625) to cancel your paid subscription and switch to the CUNY access. You will be refunded the remaining balance of your subscription.

If you have trouble during the registration process, click on the " Contact Dow Jones" button at the bottom of the registration page, where you can select "Registration error" from the drop-down menu.

Student Membership

Students are required to enter expected graduation date & year when activating WSJ membership. This is the membership expiration date. Once you have followed the steps for first-time users and activated your account, it should allow you full access until the membership expiration date with no further action on your part. If you graduate later than expected and lose access, you can always reactivate your membership.

Faculty and Staff Membership

All faculty & staff retain WSJ membership for one year after activating. Once you have followed the steps for first-time users and activated your WSJ account using your York email address, it should allow you full access for 52 weeks with no further action on your part. After that, you will have to reactivate your membership.

WSJ Apps

Your York account grants you access to all of the Wall Street Journal apps. To download your smartphone app, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I already pay for a personal Wall Street Journal subscription?

Current subscribers can call 1-800-JOURNAL (1-800-568-7625) to switch from their paid subscription to the membership through their campus and they will be refunded the remaining balance of their subscription.

Do I need to verify my York email address to register?

The registration should automatically recognize your valid York email when you sign up and you will be directed straight to In some cases, you may need to request a verification email when you log in for the second time – if so, just click the registration link in the email to activate your full access. There is no need to register again if you are able to access

I keep having to log into with my email address and password each time I want to enter the site, what can I do?

Some internet browsers allow the user to enable "'private browsing"' or "incognito" mode, which inhibits the use of cookies. If you are browsing in private mode, you will be prompted to log into for every new browsing session. Another issue might be the way your browser is set to automatically clear the cache/history. You can adjust these settings if you want your browser to remember your login.

Can I access WSJ off-campus?

Yes, as long as you have registered using your valid email address.

Can I access WSJ from my mobile device?

The Wall Street Journal offers a variety of iOS and Android apps for different devices, including Android tablets and phones, iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. WSJ is also available on other platforms, including Google Newsstand, Amazon Kindle Fire, and the Flipboard app. You can also always access using the browser on your mobile device.

Why am I asked to login on some occasions and not others?

This may be because of how your browser clears its Web cache/history. In such cases, you will need to login back into, but there is no need to register another account.

Do campus alumni have access?

Students, faculty, retirees, and staff will have access as long as they have a valid York email address.

Are there other Wall Street Journal resources available on campus?

Most campus libraries offer a variety of ways to search and view the current and historical content of the Wall Street Journal online. Check with your campus librarian for specific details.