You've accepted the college of your choice: now what?
If you're like many incoming college freshman, you're probably feeling overwhelmed with all the information that's being thrown at you. Still, one of the most important things to know before you start college is how to access is your student account.
Every college is different. For example, CUNY calls these accounts CUNY First, whereas the Chicago Community Colleges will refer to your student account. Regardless of the name, however, college accounts are important because they may allow you to:
- Set up your college email account (which is different than your student account)
- See what tuition and fees you owe the school, and key information about your financial aid
- Pay your tuition and fees
- Register for classes
- See your grades when they are posted at the end of each semester
- Order transcripts if and when you apply to transfer or to attend a graduate program
It can be confusing to keep track of so many different accounts and passwords, but your student account is important, so keep your log-in information in a safe place, and reach out for help if you need it.