Account Activation

Please provide the required information in the following fields to activate your CUNY account.


  • Please enter the words or numbers you see in the box, in order and separated by a space. Doing so helps prevent automated programs from abusing this service.
  • If you are not sure what the words or numbers are, either enter your best guess or click the reload button next to the distorted words.
  • Visually impaired users can click the audio button to hear a set of words that can be entered instead of the visual challenge.

*Denotes required field

Disclaimer: Transmitting information on the registration page is performed using secure encryption protocols. When creating a CUNY Portal account the last four digits of the social security number you provided must match the number on file in our University's student or human resource information systems. You will never be asked to provide your number again for Portal access nor do we store it outside our existing systems. If you are experiencing difficulties registering please contact your college help desk or personnel office to assist you.

NOTE: All users who access their accounts at college workstations and kiosks should remember to log out of CUNYfirst at the end of their sessions to ensure their accounts are securely closed. Users of this system must use their individually assigned user ID. Sharing of user IDs and passwords is prohibited by CUNY's Security Policies and Procedures.