After You Are Admitted

Academic Advisement

At the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS), we pride ourselves on the individual attention provided to our students. Upon admission, every undergraduate degree student is assigned an academic advisor who provides support from the time of entry through graduation.

Shortly after admission, your academic advisor will send you a transfer credit evaluation based on your degree program and the official transcripts that you submitted with your admission application. This evaluation indicates the courses that you will be required to take to earn your bachelor’s degree at CUNY SPS. After you receive your transfer credit evaluation, you and your advisor will have an academic planning meeting during which you will review your evaluation and discuss any questions that you might have as your prepare to return to school.

set up a CUNYfirst Account and email

Once you meet with your advisor, you can register for classes. To prepare, you will set up a CUNYfirst account, the student information system that you will use to register for classes, pay your bill, view your financial aid award, and much more. First time users will set up a new account and students who have an account from a prior CUNY college can use their existing accounts to log in.

Once you register for classes, you will be responsible for submitting tuition and fee payment by the deadline. Be sure to explore financial aid options to help finance your education.

As a student at CUNY SPS, you have access to Microsoft Office 365 and a CUNY SPS email address. Prior to the start of the semester, you will receive instructions to set up these accounts from the CUNY SPS Helpdesk.

New Student Orientation

In the weeks leading up to your first semester, you will be required to participate in a New Student Orientation designed to help you prepare for your studies. If you are enrolled in an online degree program, this will be a two-week online orientation during which you will be expected to spend five hours per week completing assignments and participating in online discussion and projects. Depending on your degree program, you may also be required to attend a separate program-specific orientation. Students who are enrolled in on-campus programs will be required to attend an on campus orientation.