Students will use CUNYfirst and Schedule Builder to register for courses, access their schedule and transcript, and pay their bill. For each registration period, students are assigned an enrollment date and time, which indicates when the registration system will open for them. Appointment dates and times are assigned based on how close a student is to graduation.
Please review the training documents provided by CUNY, to leran how to use CUNYfirst and Schedule Builder.
Program, Faculty, and Career advisors are available to assist students with their program experience. Advising, registration, and other program specific information will be emailed regularly to student Baruch email accounts.
Students should review the Academic Calendar for dates related to drop, add, and withdrawal. Important notes:
- The last day to drop a course and receive a full refund is the day before the first day of the semester.
- Once the semester begins, students are refunded a percentage of tuition for a dropped course (see the academic calendar).
- If both dropping and adding after the semester begins, use the SWAP function in CUNYfirst to avoid tuition penalties.
- Students may be charged a late registration fee or a change of program fee when adjusting their schedule after the semester begins.
- Tuition and Fees and other payment information can be found on the Bursar’s website.
For complete information about Applying for Graduation and Receiving your Diploma, please see the Registrar’s website:
In order to be considered for a degree, an application is required. Students may apply through CUNYFirst using the pull-down menu in their student service center. For step-by-step instruction, click here.
Once the degree audit has been conducted, students will be notified only if there is a problem via their Baruch student email account. If the student has been denied for the requested graduation, he/she must file a new graduation application.
Graduation Application Dates and Deadlines:
- Fall: September 15
- Summer: June 15
- Spring: February 15
Degrees are conferred three times a year:
- January 1 (finishing in Fall semester of the prior year)
- June 1 (finishing in Spring semester of the same year)
- September 1 (finishing in Summer semester of the same year)
“Graduation” or “conferral of degree” are synonymous. They refer to the date that the degree is awarded. “Commencement” is the ceremony that is held once a year in late May or early June. Attendance at Commencement is not a guarantee of degree conferral. For information about Commencement, please check with the Office of Student Life (Newman Vertical Campus, Room 2-210) or visit Commencement @ Baruch.
MBA and MS students may be able to take internship credits to count towards their degree requirements. Additionally, students who receive an internship offer may be required to register for course credit through the Graduate Internship Course. Students on an F1 visa requiring CPT to work at an internship must register for the Graduate Internship Course. To confirm if you need to register, and if the credits will count towards your program, please consult an advisor.
The maximum number of internship credits that may be applied towards a degree is 3 credits (3 one-credit courses – BUS 9801, 9802 & 9803 or BUS 9811, 9812, 9813). However, if you have successfully completed these 3 internship courses, but are still finishing your degree and taking credit-bearing courses toward the completion of your degree, you may take a 4th internship course, BUS 9804 or BUS 9814, with the permission of the Academic Director by applying for the Graduate Internship Course a fourth time. A 4th internship credit cannot count towards your degree.
Registration for the internship course is a multi-step process:
- Review the Registering for Graduate Internship Course (CPT) – Instructions and FAQs document that can be found under Resources in Handshake. If you have trouble logging into Handshake, or cannot find the Registering for Graduate Internship Course (CPT) – Instructions and FAQs document, please contact the Graduate Career Management Center (GCMC) at email@example.com.
- Submit the required documentation posted in the Graduate Internship Course (CPT) Application to the GCMC for initial review and approval.
- If approved, the GCMC will send the Graduate Internship Course (CPT) Application to the Office of Graduate Programs for academic review and approval.
- If you are on an F-1 visa, the International Student Service Center (ISSC) will require the academic advisor’s recommendation form. You do not need to submit this form separately, as it is included in the Graduate Internship Course (CPT) Application. The Office of Graduate Programs will sign this form. You do not need to request a signature from an advisor.
- If approved, the Office of Graduate Programs will email you the Graduate Internship Course (CPT) Application with the required signatures. You will be registered for the respective internship course section and will receive instructions related to next steps for registration, payment, and ISSC approval (for students on an F-1 visa).