Welcome to Our Lehman Community!
The Onboarding Advisement Office is here to ensure that our entering freshmen have a smooth transition from high school to college. Our dedicated Onboarding Academic Advisors offer specialized support that takes our new students from the point of admission, all the way through their first-semester registration. As an entering freshman, you'll have a designated onboarding advisor who will guide you through the various common enrollment barriers and will provide you with personalized academic advisement and course planning to facilitate your first-semester registration.
1. CLEAR YOUR HOLDS
Holds will prevent you from enrolling into courses, and some of these holds may require additional time to be processed. You only need to clear holds from Lehman College - disregard holds from other schools that may be shown. To access your holds, go to your CUNYfirst Student Center and select "Tasks and Holds."
MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella): You must submit proof of MMR immunization to the Student Health Center. Send a clear picture of your vaccine card to email@example.com. You must include your full name and EMPLID in your email. Make sure that your full name and date of birth are shown on the vaccine card. Don't have access to your immunization card? Contact the Student Health Center for instructions on how to clear your MMR hold.
Missing Meningitis Acknowledgement Form: Whether you decide to provide proof of meningitis vaccine, you are required to complete a Meningitis response form which could be accessed in your to-dos.
Admissions Holds: The Office of Admissions notifies students via email if additional documents are needed. Any documents missing from your application file will result in a hold (negative service indicator) on your academic record which will prevent you from registering. Submit the scanned requested document(s) via our Undergraduate Admissions File Drop. When scanning the document(s), be sure to use a solid-colored background and avoid any shadows or other objects in the image.
If you are a student with a disability or medical condition, either temporary or permanent, please reach out to the Office of Student Disability Services (SDS).
2. INCOMING COLLEGE CREDITS
Many students earn college credits while in high school from a variety of programs such as Advance Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), College Now (CN), Syracuse (SUPA), Early College Initiative (ECI), etc. If you earned college credits while in high school, make sure they are officially submitted to Lehman so that the credits can be applied to your college transcript. Contact Undergraduate.Admissions@lehman.cuny.edu if you are unsure about transferring your college credits.
3. DOWNLOAD THE NAVIGATE APP
The Navigate app allows you to quickly connect with your advisors, professors, academic departments and services by scheduling appointments. You can also check your holds, to-do items, class schedule, all within the Navigate app. You will need your CUNYfirst credentials to login to Navigate.
4. MEET WITH YOUR ONBOARDING ACADEMIC ADVISOR TO BE ADVISED AND REGISTERED
As a first-semester freshman, you are required to meet with your Onboarding Academic Advisor. You can schedule an appointment with your assigned Onboarding Advisor via Navigate. Your Onboarding Academic Advisor will help you create an appropriate course plan and will register you into your classes.
Learning Community Block Schedule: All incoming freshmen students have the opportunity to participate in a Learning Community Block. A Learning Community is a pre-set cluster of courses that offers students a full-time schedule of classes that satisfy various areas of the general education curriculum. These blocks of courses are designed and reserved especially for first-year students, and in many cases, they get students started with their intended area of major study.
If English is not your first language, you may be required to take an English placement test in the Office of Academic Testing located in the APEX building, room 240. Check with your Onboarding Academic Advisor and see if you are required to take an English placement test.
5. CLAIM YOUR LEHMAN 360 AND STUDENT EMAIL ACCOUNT
Your Lehman account will give you access to many necessary tools and systems. Important and time-sensitive information will be sent to your Lehman student email, so it is imperative that you start using your Lehman email as soon as you commit to Lehman College.
Claim your Lehman account HERE and follow these steps:
1) Click on "Register Your Lehman Account"
2) Enter registration information as follows:
- Your Username is your: firstname.lastname
- Your default Password is your:
- First and last name initials, capitalized
- Followed by your 4-digit birth year and 2-digit birth month
- Followed by the 4th and 5th digit of your EMPLID number
3) When prompted, set up your security questions and create a new password
If you have issues accessing your Lehman account, please contact the IT Help Desk at 718-960-1111 or Help.Desk@lehman.cuny.edu or come in person to Carman Hall, room 108. The IT Help Desk is also available via the Lehman Chatbot during regular business hours.
6. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (INCLUDES FAFSA, TAP AND/OR SCHOLARSHIPS)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA): If you have not applied for FAFSA, you must first obtain a FSA ID to electronically sign your FAFSA at https://studentaid.gov/apply-for-aid/fafsa/filling-out. Make sure to update the Lehman College School Code "007022" in your FAFSA application. FAFSA application must be renewed every academic year. If you have questions about your FAFSA application, please connect with the Financial Aid Office: https://www.lehman.edu/financial-aid/
Tuition Assistance Program (TAP): You need to complete a separate application for TAP (it is not the same as FAFSA). Applicants are required to apply annually to the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). HESC then determines the applicant's eligibility. Make sure to update the Lehman TAP School Code "1412" in your TAP application. For more information about your TAP application or eligibility, visit Lehman's TAP Office or email Tap.Audit@lehman.cuny.edu.
Scholarships: Lehman College offers a wide range of institutional scholarships to eligible students. Requirements for specific scholarships may vary. These awards are processed through the Scholarship Office.
Once you have completed your FAFSA and TAP applications, make sure you reach out to both offices to confirm you are eligible for aid. You can review eligibility requirements for Federal Aid here: https://www.lehman.edu/financial-aid/sap.php and for TAP (state aid) here: https://www.lehman.edu/registrar/tap.php
7. KNOW TUITION PAYMENT DEADLINES
Make sure you are aware of all deadlines for tuition payment by regularly checking your Lehman email and the Academic Calendar.
8. COMPLETE YOUR TO-DO ITEMS IN CUNYFIRST
To-do items may include information about missing medical records, admissions documents such as transcripts or proof of high school diploma, not filing for FAFSA, having to verify your FAFSA, update the TAP school code, etc. You only need to complete the to-do items from Lehman College - disregard to-do items and holds from other schools that may be shown.
To access your to-dos and holds, go to your CUNYfirst Student Center and select "Tasks and Holds".
9. GET YOUR LEHMAN ID CARD
Once you enroll into courses, you are able to get a Lehman ID card which gives you access to the college campus as well as the Library, IT Center, and the APEX Athletic Center. You can also access your Lehman digital ID via Lehman 360. Click here for the Photo ID Schedule and room information.