Description: This tutorial will teach you some of the basics with CUNYfirst ST 100 and some some of the specific types of courses that you can register for in your future semesters.
In this video tutorial I will be covering some of the basics with cunyfirst, such as setting up your account and logging in, registering using cunyfirst as well as some of the specific types of courses that you can register for in your future semesters.
Now that we’ve moved over to CUNYfirst, each student will need to utilize this new program for their academic career here at the college. Setting up your CUNYfirst account is easy, one of the things that you’ll have to remember is the URL is home.CUNYfirst.CUNY.edu.
Let’s type this URL into our web browser, if you already have your CUNYfirst account set up, you can type in your username and password in the designated boxes, if you have not yet set up your account, you will need to click on this link that says first time users.
Then you will enter the information that is asked and click ok, on the next page you will be asked to select five challenge questions and to provide answers this is necessary in case you forget your CUNYfirst password, after you have successfully set up your challenge questions, you’re ready to log in.
Let’s go back to the CUNYfirst home page, it looks like this, on which you’ll find important announcements from the college that you should pay attention to. Each time you log in, you must click on this link here that says HR Campus Solutions.
You have to search through the CUNY schedule of classes, when it comes time for you to register for your classes for next semester, you will want to look at the schedule of classes to start thinking about the schedule, that will work best for you.
Once you log into CUNYfirst to get to the schedule of classes, you will have to click on self-service over here, then on student center, then on search for classes, once you get to this page you will be asked to select an institution, so we’ll go ahead and select Queensboro Community College and we’ll select the term for this tutorial.
Our next step will be searching for a course in a specific subject area, here you will find a list of all of the academic departments at the college, if you’re not sure of the academic department, please refer to your college catalog.
Let’s look at the social sciences as an example, I’ll click over here, scroll down and click on social sciences. I’m going to leave these two fields blank because I want to show you several different social science courses, if you know a specific social science course that you’re looking for, you can go ahead and fill in this field.
This link down here says additional search criteria, if we click on this link, more search options pop up for us in which we can select things like specific days of the week, a specific instructor credit amount and even a specific start.
Let’s go ahead and hide this area, so that we are back to our most basic search, I already have the social science course subject area selected and I’m only going to search for the open classes, let’s go ahead and click on the search button, what you will see on this page is a list of all of the open social science courses being offered, here this is SS 110 which is anthropology, here we have the section number and this course is being offered in the regular session.
We have the days and times that the class meets, here is the class location, the instructor and the start and end dates of the term. If you click on a specific section, you will find more information about the course, such as the prerequisites and a brief description of the course.
As I’m scrolling down to show you another social science course, you’ll see various sections of different social sciences, here we have SS for 10 which is American government and politics. In the third section we see SS 410, which is a winter course, on the schedule of classes, you will find that winter courses are listed with the spring course schedule, the summer and fall classes will appear as their own separate terms.
So now we know how to do a basic search for classes in CUNYfirst, if we want to register for a specific course, we can write down the four-digit code that is listed next to the section, click on enrollment over here, then on enrollments add classes and here you will enter your four digit codes in this box and click on enter.
When you have entered all of your four digit codes, you will be asked to select the courses from your shopping cart that you want to enroll in for the semester and confirm or validate these choices. Once you do this, you’re registered for your classes, an error message will appear if you’re not eligible to take the course or if there’s a time conflict between two courses that you select.
If you want to drop a course that you’ve registered, you can click on the self-service tab, then on enrollment drop class, you will select the term for the class that you want to drop, then select the classes that you want to drop by checking the box next to the class, clicking on the drop selected classes button and then clicking on finish dropping.
Next I want to address that writing intensive sections are offered in almost every subject area in the college, with the exception of English. In order to graduate from a degree program at queensboro, you will need to take at least two writing intensive courses, which incorporate more writing assignments in the class.
You will see that it is indicated as writing intensive over here, learning community classes are linked with one another which means that all of the students who are in one class are also in another learning community, and you must register for both classes. When you click on the link for a specific learning community, you will see the class is in the ESL section. You can’t register for that unless you are in the program, and the classes here are classified as ASAP.
And there is also a section which we call online section, it means that the class will meet sometimes face-to-face in a classroom on campus and sometimes online over the Internet.
There’s one more thing that I want to point out to you about special sections is that laboratory science is a science course that consists of a lecture portion and a laboratory portion, in order to register for a laboratory science, you must find both electro section and the laboratory section that work with your schedule lecture portions of laboratory sciences.
Let’s go back to self-service, then click on students turn here, you will see your current semester schedule with the days and times that your classes meet and the location of each class, you can also view your grades using CUNYfirst. Let’s click on self-service again and under academic records, let’s click on my course history here, you will see all of the courses that you’ve taken at the college and the grades that you’ve earned.
The last thing that I want to show you on CUNYfirst is how to view your unofficial transcript, let’s go back to self-service and under academic records, click on view unofficial transcript, you will then have to select the institution, select queensboro and then you’ll have to select the report type, then we’ll click on view report, on the next page, you will click view report again to see your unofficial transcript.
I hope that this tutorial was helpful to you.