Registration - matriculants

All students register for courses via the world wide web. In order to enroll, you must claim your CUNYfirst user account and login to the CUNYfirst system. It is the responsibility of the student to know the general academic requirements of the University and the specific requirements of the program in which he or she is matriculated. 

Doctoral and masters students will receive a personalized registration information letter which will include registration instructions and appointment times. All students are required to consult with their Executive Officer or academic advisor prior to registering. 

Students register for courses that appear in the Graduate Center web site or CUNYfirst Global Search. Each course appearing in the class schedule has a Class Number. To register for a class, access your Student Center and enter the Class Number in the appropriate worksheet box on the web registration screen. View the Registering in CUNYfirst online video for assistance.

Variable credit courses - In some cases courses do not have a fixed credit value and students may choose the number of credits they are to attempt. Examples of variable credit courses are most independent study courses and most courses offered by the English Program. When registering for variable credit courses, please note that the registration will be processed automatically for the lowest credit value available. You may change this credit value by clicking on the credit number in the registration screen. 

Matriculated students registering for courses that are offered at another CUNY college, but do not appear on the Graduate Center Announcement of Courses, must complete the Request for Permit Out Form which is available from the Assistant Program Officer of your academic program and in the Registrar's Office. View the Applying for an ePermit in CUNYfirst online video for assistance. Every attempt will be made to make arrangements with local registrars for the registration for courses offered at the campuses that are relevant and necessary for the pursuit of a Graduate Center degree. 

Doctoral students wishing to take courses through the Consortium must complete the Inter-University Cross Registration Form as well as the Request for Permit Out Form both of which are available at the Registrar. Please submit the Request for Permit Out Form to the Registrar as soon as possible so that registration processing for the course can begin. Once all the signatures are obtained on the Inter-University Cross Registration form then it should also be submitted to the Registrar's Office in Room 7201. Please note that the completed Inter-University Cross Registration form must be returned to the Registrar by the end of the third week of the semester. 

Non-matriculants, permit students and auditors must file an application in advance of registration. The application for admission as a non-matriculant, permit student or auditor must be submitted before the semester deadline. In addition, enrollment in courses is at the discretion of each academic program. 

Please note that non-matriculant and audit applicants pay the $75 application fee if they are attending for the first time or reapplying after an absence of one or more semesters and pay full tuition and fees at the time of their registration. Permit students are not charged the application fee.