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ONBOARDING ADVISEMENT OFFICE

Welcome to Our Lehman Community!

The Onboarding Advisement Office is here to ensure that our entering transfer and second-degree students have a smooth transition from their previous institution to Lehman. 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 transfer student or second-degree student, 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.

TRANSFER & SECOND-DEGREE CHECKLIST


1. 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.


2. 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

4) Login to your Lehman email now via Outlook with username firstname.lastname@lc.cuny.edu and the same password you created for your Lehman 360.

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.


3. 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 med.requirements@lehman.cuny.edu. 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.

Major Declaration: Students must declare an Academic Plan (major) by the time they earn or transfer 60 credits (a combination of credits earned and credits currently in progress). This is most important for students receiving state aid. Please schedule an advising appointment to learn more about the process in which to declare a major.  

PLEASE NOTE: If you are interested in the Nursing or Social Work major, an additional application is required for the respective department once you are accepted to Lehman College. We strongly encourage you to file your departmental application as early as possible to allow enough time before the Nursing or Social Work application deadlines. The Nursing deadline is March 15 (Registered Nurses have a separate application process). Social Work does not have a deadline and reviews applications on a rolling admissions basis.

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).


4. TRANSFER CREDIT EVALUATION (TCE)

If your TCE includes a course ending with "8888" (e.g., ENG 8888), this course does not yet have a Lehman College equivalent. These courses have been forwarded to Lehman College faculty and await their review.

Please visit your Lehman 360 page to view the Unevaluated Transfer Courses section to check the status of your course(s). Courses that indicate a “Pending” or “Completed” status have already been sent to the appropriate academic department for their review.

Courses that indicate an “Action Needed by Student” status require you to take action because we cannot obtain the course description. This should be completed by the start of the semester.


5. SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH BOTH YOUR ONBOARDING ACADEMIC ADVISOR AND A MAJOR ADVISOR

Transfer and Second Degree students are encouraged to meet with their onboarding academic advisor to discuss their transferred credits, registration roadblocks, and plan for their first semester. You can schedule an appointment with your assigned Onboarding Advisor via Navigate. 

Major Advisement: Visit the departments where you might major and discuss the major requirements with a department advisor. For starters, refer to list of the major requirements from the Undergraduate Bulletin.


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. REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Schedule Builder is a tool that allows students to plan their class schedule and register for classes for the upcoming semester. With this tool, students can arrange selected courses into conflict-free timetable options, making it easier to see what available options best fit into their personal and academic lives.

For detailed instructions, video tutorials, and FAQs on the Schedule Builder tool, kindly view the supporting materials below:


8. 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.

To understand your tuition costs and aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office and/or Bursar Office if needed.


9. 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".


10. 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.