- March 20: Earliest date to activate CUNYfirst account
- June 1: Adacemic advising sessions begin
- June 12: Earliest date to start registering for classes
- Mid-late August: Orientation (Please see below for more information)
- August 25: First day of class
Please visit Baruch’s academic calendar to review key dates for registration, refunds, adding or dropping classes, breaks, holidays, campus closings, semester start/end dates and more.
New students, who are fully or conditionally admitted, are required to submit a non-refundable $250 commitment deposit via wire transfer to secure their seat in their intended graduate program. The deposit is credited towards tuition and fees in the first semester. Submit your payment with the Commitment Deposit Form. Please allow up to two weeks for the Bursar’s office to receive, process, and notify us of your deposit. You will receive an email notification once your deposit has been recorded by our office and applied to your student account.
The commitment deposit is waived for veterans of the United States Armed Forces, currently on active duty, or members of the National Guard or Reserves.
New students must be fully admitted before they can access their CUNYfirst account in order to register for classes. Applicants who are conditionally admitted are required to supply any remaining original documents to gain full admission. Check your ApplyYourself account.
Once you are fully admitted and receipt of your deposit has been confirmed, you will receive an email within 5 business days to activate your CUNYfirst account.
CUNYfirst is a web-based system for students to register for courses, review schedules and transcripts, and pay bills. You must activate your CUNYfirst account in order to access the system. Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are the recommended browsers.
For CUNY students or alumni, your login credentials and EMPLID remain the same.
All students need to submit proof of MMR immunization and proof or waiver for Meningitis immunization before registering in classes. You cannot attend classes until your immunization requirements have been satisfied. Please complete this form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Students that have attended a CUNY school in the last 10 years should already have the immunization requirement satisfied. See Immunization Requirements page for more information.
Start planning your course schedule. Review guidance at the Advising Hub for MS Students or Advising Hub for Evening MBA students and meet with an academic advisor.
Eligible students may apply for federal direct loans. Find out more here.
For questions related to financial aid, email: FASgraduate@baruch.cuny.edu
Course registration for new students entering Fall 2023 will start June 12th and run through the end of August. While some graduate students may start registering for courses upon activating their CUNYfirst account, there are select programs that need to wait for an academic evaluation from the Office of Graduate Programs prior to registering.
All students should follow registration guidance provided by the Office of Graduate Programs.
See guidance on navigating CUNYfirst here.
Please note: Full-Time MBA students do no need to register themselves in CUNYfirst as this process is facilitated for them by their Academic Advisor.
To view and pay your bill go to your student center on CUNYfirst. Click on the finances tab and scroll down to the current semester.
Please note: Tuition charges are determined by a student’s residency status in New York State. The Office of Graduate Admissions classifies incoming students as either in-state or out-of-state, based on the College’s residency regulations. Students should review their tuition bill after registering for classes to insure they have been correctly classified. Students who wish to appeal their classification should submit the required residency form and supporting documentation to the Residency Unit in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
In order to access campus, as well as conduct other Baruch business, you will need a Baruch CUNYCard ID. You may visit the ID Card Center on campus. Center hours are limited. For more information, please visit ID Card Center webpage.
Find your Baruch Username and Activate Your Email
You will use your Baruch Username: for computer lab, wireless, and printing login/access – find your username.
Baruch College offices, faculty, and staff will only communicate with you through your Baruch email account. Personal emails are not used. Click Here for instructions.
Access Your Blackboard Account
Blackboard is an online course management system used by most faculty. You will sign into Blackboard with your CUNYFirst username and password. To log into your account, visit here.
Additional guidance for students is available at http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/student/index.htm. For assistance with technology issues please contact the Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC) Help Desk at 646-312-1010 or email@example.com.
Join orientation events to learn about academic expectations, start working on professional development, and engage with faculty, staff, and students.
- Full-Time MBA Orientation: Monday, August 14th – Friday, August 18th
- International Student Orientation: Monday, August 21st
- Evening MBA and MS Programs Orientation: Late August – dates to be announced soon
- Online MBA Orientation: Dates to be determined
Guidance for International Students
The International Student Service Center (ISSC) is available to provide advice and assistance to all international students as they prepare to study at Baruch College. The Office of Graduate Admissions notifies ISSC of admitted students who may require an F1 visa or J1 visa, based on information submitted during the admission process.
Request to Defer
Admitted applicants may request to defer their admission for up to one year. Please complete this form.