Handy Checklist for CUNY Portal and Web Services

Many services for students are available in the CUNY Portal. Students can login to the portal and also view important and timely University updates at Services include:

Blackboard. The web-based course management system utilized throughout CUNY.

CUNY Alert. Sign up to receive voice or text alerts about emergencies or weather-related closings at your campus. Receive messages by cell or home phone and email.

CUNYMall. Save money on everything–clothing, phones, computers, office supplies, entertainment and much more. Get promotional discounts, special discounts and free software.

CPE. All CUNY students must take the CUNY Proficiency Exam (CPE) which is offered twice a year, in March and October. The exam tests a student’s competency in those areas that CUNY faculty consider important for later success. View test resources, including sample exams, and obtain exam results.

Degreeworks. Degree audit program that organizes your transcript chronologically and by category, identifies courses you have completed and what courses you still need to fulfill graduation requirements.

ePermit. Request online approval to register for courses at CUNY campuses other than your home college.

eSims. The Electronic Student Information Management System allows you to register for classes and review your class schedule, unofficial tuition bill, financial aid award (if applicable) and grades.

Financial Aid Status. Apply for financial aid as a freshman or transfer student. Check the status of your financial aid application.

Status of Application for Admission. Learn the status of your admission to CUNY.


Academic Calendars. Find current, future and past academic calendars for the University and all CUNY campuses. Learn the dates for registration, start of classes, deadlines for adding and dropping classes, exam schedules and more.

Campus Help Desks. Contact the help desk at your campus via phone or email for assistance with portal login, email, Blackboard and other services.

JOBS: Find work as an undergraduate, a graduate student or recent graduate. Learn about job openings at various CUNY campuses and other opportunities, for example, in the CUNY/311 project or in the Federal Work Study program. Check out COPE (College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment), CAP (Counseling Assistantship Program) and get ready for CUNY’s Job Fairs.

Schedule of Classes. Find out which colleges are offering what classes and when. Information is available for both undergraduate and graduate courses.

TIPPS: The Transfer Information and Program Planning System (TIPPS) helps transfer students understand how their associate degrees will transfer to the senior colleges, learn about CUNY’s policies and discover different programs and courses.