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Office of the Registrar

Dear Faculty:

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:

  • Login to CUNYfirst

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

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