• Students: Tips for Claiming Your CUNYfirst Account and Logging In


    Logging in to CUNYfirst for the first time can seem tricky. Before you can log in, you must claim your CUNYfirst Account.

    To make the process go smoothly, please view the log in instructions and video about CLAIMING YOUR CUNYfirst account.

    Go slowly when you are logging in and follow the instructions exactly.

    Tips on claiming your CUNYfirst account:  

    • Use correct capitalization for only the first letter of your First Name and Last Name.
    • Be sure to use any punctuation marks you may have in your name such as: O'connor.
    • Date of birth should be entered in mm/dd/yyyy format including the slash symbols, e.g. 11/30/1978.
    • Use your social security number. If you do not have an SSN or did not enter it on the admissions application, use the Student ID number CUNY gave you at the time of your admission.
    • If you are not certain of the information requested, please go to the Enrollment services Center, room C107, with valid photo ID.
       

    About Your EMPL ID
    After you activate your account you will see a screen with your CUNYfirst USERNAME and EMPL ID.

    The Username will be your firstname.lastname followed by the last 2-digits of your EMPL ID.

    The EMPL ID is the number you will use to identify yourself and conduct business with the College.

    Tips on logging into your account:  

    • Use the internet browser, Mozilla Firefox.
    • Do not forget to include the period mark in between your first name and your last name.
    • If you get an error message when you log in, you need to re-enter all data - name, date of birth and social security number - not just the error field.
       

    If You Have Questions or Need Help
    Contact the Enrollment Services Center, room C107 - Monday through Thursday, 9am to 7pm, and Friday, 9am to 4pm. Telephone support is also available during "open hours" at 718-482-5242.