Benefits of CUNYfirst for Students

CUNYfirst has replaced eSIMS to give students access to all the services below with one single sign on from any computer. No more standing in lines and learning multiple systems and processes.

CUNYfirst will allow students to:

  • Register
    All the information you need to register will be right there on CUNYfirst - just select and click.
  • Search for Classes
    You don't have to go back and forth to find classes - it's all in CUNYfirst.
  • Validate Courses
    Course pre-requisites are displayed, and CUNYfirst will tell you if you qualify.
  • Swap Courses
    No need to wait in line. CUNYfirst swaps courses for you.
  • See Financial Information
    Get answers in CUNYfirst so you don't need to wait in line at the Bursar or Financial Aid offices.
  • View Your Course History
    See your entire course history when you are registering on CUNYfirst.
  • Pay Tuition and Fees
    You will be able to make payments online.

For more information click HERE to go directly to the CUNY Student Self Service page.

Your Student Ambassadors at Work

CUNYFirst Ambassadors are available throughout campus to assist you with your CUNYFirst account. You will see Ambassadors in the VC 2nd floor atrium, Library lobby, and in various offices like Academic Advisement, Registrar, Bursar, and Financial Aid. They’re easy to find in their bright yellow shirts! Visit the CUNYfirst Twitter site today!


  • March
    about 10 Summer Classes Posted for Review
  • March
    17 CUNYfirst Student Ambassadors on Duty
  • March
    21 eSims Blackout
  • April
    about 7 Claim Your CUNYfirst Account
  • April
    14-22 Spring Recess
  • April
    about 11 Summer Semester Registration Begins
  • April
    about 18 Fall Semester Registration Begins