Office of the Registrar
Every semester we ask that our faculty ‘certify’ that students who appear on the enrollment roster are actually attending a particular section of your course. This process confirms that a student who receives federal or state financial aid is actually enrolled in your course, and that those funds should be transferred to the student’s account and ultimately to Baruch. If we do not certify rosters accurately and a student receives funds but is not attending your class, we are obliged to repay the State of New York for TAP or the Federal Government for Pell. The new Excelsior Scholarship program includes a similar penalty. We need your help! Certifying attendance roster is a CUNY requirement.
The certification of attendance period for the Fall 2017 term began on Friday, September 1, 2017 (12:01am) and continues through Thursday, September 14, 2017 (11:59pm).
During the certification of attendance period you are required to verify that all students listed are actually attending your class. The roster contains officially enrolled students for the course. For your convenience, the default value for the attendance ‘radio’ button is “Yes, attended." For any student who has never attended a class and there is no documented evidence of the student’s participation in the course (such as a completed assignment, e-mail response, or signature on a roster), select the “No, never attended” radio button.
Please announce in class the names of students that you are not certifying. Mistakes are quite difficult to correct. Students attending your course who do not appear on your roster should be sent to the Registrar’s Office: Library Building, Room 850.
There are three steps that you need to follow:
- Claim your CUNYfirst account (first time users only). You will need this to certify your attendance roster, so now is the time for new faculty to set up the account. First, you may choose to print the instructions for doing this: Print the “Claim Your Account” instructions (PDF)http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/cunyfirst/images/CUNY1stClaimYourAccount.pdf
- Then please click on the following link to claim your account, if you have not already done so: https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu
- Login to CUNYfirst
- Certify your rosters. (Don’t forget independent study, thesis supervision, or internships and labs. Every student roster must be certified. For instructions on how to certify your attendance roster go to:http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/registrar/documents/COARosterInstruction.pdf
If you need assistance with the certification of attendance roster process, please contact your department assistant or Ms. Jessie Gutierrez in the Registrar’s Office at Yessenia.Gutierrez@Baruch.CUNY.edu
It is vital that rosters be certified for each one of the course offerings as certification affects compliance with federal regulations and students receiving financial aid.
Edward D. Adams David Christy
Senior Registrar Provost