Below please find instructions on how to claim your CUNYfirst account, needed for registration, financial aid acceptance, and more…
This blog is for newly admitted students to the Graduate Center, CUNY.
We would like to welcome and congratulate you! If you haven’t already accepted our offer of admission please do so by logging back into the online application. Registration materials will not be generated for you if you do not officially accept the offer.
Official Documents – Transcripts and Test Scores
All admitted students MUST have official academic transcripts sent by the issuing institution(s) directly to The Graduate Center. The documents that were uploaded into the online system are not considered official. Please have official documents be sent either through the postal mail in unopened envelopes sealed by the issuing institution OR electronically from Parchment and/or Clearinghouse. We are listed as “The Graduate School and University Center” in the electronic systems. Transcripts from degree granting institutions also need to also list proof of degree as having been issued.
All transcripts should be sent directly to the Office of Admissions prior to registration. You can view the receipt of your official documents by logging back into the online application system. Questions regarding these documents or electronic documents should be emailed to email@example.com
Please have transcripts sent by mail to:
Office of Admissions, The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7201
New York, NY 10016
Official GRE/TOEFL/GMAT/IELTS scores need to be sent to The Graduate Center directly by the testing company.
The official school code for GRE and TOEFL is: 2113
The official school code for GMAT is: XWT-S7-47
All new students are required to submit up to date immunization information prior to registration.
NY State Residency (F1 and J1 visa holders will not be able to file for residency)
If you are a US citizen and have lived at your current NY state address for more than a year, you should automatically be identified to receive in-state tuition.
If you are a US citizen and a NY state resident, but have lived at your present NY State address for less than one calendar year, please fill out the NY State Residency Form and return it to the Office of Admissions by mail or email. Guidelines for completing the residency form can be found here.
If you are a Permanent Resident or if you are on a visa other than B, C, D, F, H2, H3, H4, J, M, O, P, Q, or TN and live in NY State please fill out the NY State Residency Form and return it to the Office of Admissions by mail or email. Guidelines for completing the residency form can be found here.
Registration instructions will be sent to you by email usually in the second week in August. ALL registration email will be sent to your Graduate Center email address.
Accessing your Graduate Center Office 365 E-mail Account (firstname.lastname@example.org):
New students must claim their GC email account, update their initial password and sign up for O365’s password reset tool before using.
Go to http://aka.ms/ssprsetup and follow the instructions.
Once you’re registered, you can use the Office 365 self-service portal to reset your password in the future at
Applicants who will apply for Nonimmigrant F-1 or J-1 Entry Visas to the United States, and applicants already in the United States in F-1 or J-1 Student Status must complete the “Request for Certificate of Eligibility and Declaration & Certification of Finances for International Students.” More information can be found on this page.
An applicant who would like to change Immigration status to F-1 Student Status should consult the Office of International Students for information on the correct procedure to follow.
Permanent Residents must document their status in the Office of Admissions.
All questions regarding Immigration Status should be directed to the Office of International Students at email@example.com
More New Student Information
We will update this blog regularly throughout the summer with topics that we hope you will find interesting and informative. Please feel free to leave comments about what additional topics you might like us to cover. Furthermore, we suggest take the time to explore the rest of the CUNY Commons.
We look forward to you becoming a part of our intellectual community!