Students at Queens College register for courses through the online CUNYfirst system. Transfer students can typically begin registering after their commitment deposit has been received by the college. Follow these steps to search for and register for your incoming course schedule.
Navigate to CUNYfirst at home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu
If you have not yet created a CUNYfirst account should click on the “New user” option below the username and password box to set up an account. When inputting info on the Account Activation page, make sure to include slash marks when inputting date of birth. Your username and EMPLID will be given after you have created a password. EMPLID is an eight-digit number used to identify students instead of Social Security numbers.
After obtaining an account, login at the main page. Usernames are typically in this format: firstname.lastname## Example: john.smith43
5 Student Center
You should now see your main Student Center page, which includes information such as account holds, course schedule, billing information (tuition, fees, etc.)
6 Search for Classes
You can now begin searching by clicking the green “Search for Classes” on the right hand side.
7 Search Criteria
To search for classes, Queens College and the appropriate term (Fall 2016, Spring 2017, etc.) must be selected along with the course subject (ex, Anthropology) and course career (undergraduate or graduate).
After clicking Search, you can find open courses noted by a green circle (blue box means closed, yellow triangle means waitlist available).
9 Additional Information
By clicking on the class number next to Section (ex. 23-LEC (90135)), you can see additional information about courses, including number of open seats, prerequisite information, course descriptions, textbooks required, etc.
10 Shopping cart
After finding an appropriate course and section, you can begin adding courses to your shopping cart. Note: Adding a class to the shopping cart does not hold a seat in a course nor enroll a student in that course; the shopping cart only assists during the registration process.
11 Add a course to the shopping cart
To add a course to the shopping cart, click “select class” from the search results page, followed by “Next.” This course should now have been added to your shopping cart.
To fully enroll in a course, click the third enroll tab near the top of the screen.
13 Courses listed
On the enroll tab, you should see any courses listed in your shopping cart displayed. Click the button that says “Proceed to Step 2 of 3.”
14 Confirm Enrollment
The next page asks you to confirm enrollment. If the you have confirmed and are able to enroll in the courses, green check marks will be displayed. A red X indicates that you were unable to enroll in the course, along with an explanation.