Reminder from the Provost, Spring 2016 Semester

Dear Student, Welcome to Spring 2016 term!

The first day of classes is Friday January 29, 2016 and as a student, there a few announcements you must be aware of:

a)      Please make sure that you are registered for the correct courses that will fulfill your degree requirements (major and general education/Pathways). Check your academic major [Plan] on your CUNY first account.  Also, students are encouraged to access the Degree Audit located on the Student Center homepage to view the placement of course selections within their degree program.

b)      Attend the correct sections of your enrolled course(s) in the designated room, time and the instructor assigned by the Office of the Registrar. You can access this information on CUNYFIRST, Student Center.  

c)      If you plan to and/or receiving financial aid, you must log on to FACTS (Financial Aid Certification Tracking System) via your CUNYFIRST student self-service page (tab to Advising Report), to make certain your Spring 2016 courses are eligible for aid.

Brochures on how to access FACTS are available through the campus student offices and poster boards placed around the campus.

d)      Any changes in your registration/enrollment to meet financial aid requirements must be processed on/or before 11:59 pm on Thursday February 4, 2016 to determine whether you may be eligible for full-time (TAP) or part-time (APTS) award.

e)      If you need to change your courses, you must do so no later than Thursday February 4, 2016. This must be processed in CUNY first to become effective for Spring 2016.

f)       The CUNY first system will be available for students to drop/add/swap courses until 11:59 pm, on Thursday February 4, 2016.

g)      The late registration fee of $25.00 and program change fee of $18.00 apply for any late registration and program changes on or after January 29, 2016.

h)      If you need to change and/or declare a major, you must submit your request to the Office of the Registrar no later Tuesday February 16, 2016, to be effective for Spring 2016. The Change of Major form is available online via the Office of the Registrar homepage.

i)        Students in the professional programs must have the signature of the program director’s approval prior to submission to the Office of the Registrar for a major [Plan] update. Without the program director’s approval, the Office of the Registrar will not be able to update your major which may have an impact on your financial aid awards.   


Best wishes for an exciting and successful academic term.


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