For New Marxe Graduate Students
Getting Started at Baruch
We know that starting a new graduate program at a new school may not be the easiest. So we came up with a new student checklist for students to follow as they are preparing for their first semester. Below are also some good resources and offices to keep in mind while getting started at Baruch.
Marxe Academic Advisement New Student Checklist for MPA, MIA and MSED-HEA Students
Executive MPA students will receive a program specific checklist upon depositing/in a welcome email.
New Graduate Student Checklist | Marxe Academic Advisement
Essential Action Items
Academic Planning & Preparation
Final Tasks A Week Before Classes Begin
|1. Claim your CUNYfirst Account||1. Review curriculum and program requirements
You can find the curriculum for each program on the Marxe Academics page.
|1. Look-up & Activate student email account Baruchmail
Can be activated 48 hours AFTER registering for classes
|1. Review your schedule on CUNYfirst Student Center
The LAST DAY to make changes to your schedule without additional charges is ALWAYS the day before the semester begins.
|2. Submit Medical Records
You must submit all your medical records to be able to register for classes.
|2. Identify first semester courses & review course schedule
Review our Registering For Your First Semester page!
|2. Look-up Baruch Username
Used for WiFi, Baruch Library, and Technology Access
|2. Log onto Blackboard to check for course content
Not all professors post materials days before the semester begins or use Blackboard for class.
|3. Attend Orientation Part 1: Virtual Academic Advisement Session for New Graduate Students||3. Register for courses through Schedule Builder||3. Sign up for Info Sessions and Workshops designed for new students||3. Attend Orientation Part 2: New Student Welcome & Resource Fair|
|4. International Students ONLY: Attend Mandatory ISSC Orientation||4. Begin your First Semester at Marxe!
Be sure to check out the Academic Calendar for important deadlines and dates before each semester.
|IMPORTANT NOTE: If for any reason your plans change and you are no longer able to attend the semester, please be sure to DROP any classes you have registered for, otherwise you will be liable for the tuition; and inform MSPIA.Admissions@baruch.cuny.edu to learn about next steps and deferral options.|
The Office of Financial Aid offers graduate and professional students enrolled in degree programs federal aid to assist them in funding their college education. Click here for a list of financial aid options available to you and your next steps to successfully apply. You may also email FASgraduate@baruch.cuny.edu if you have any specific and further questions about your financial aid.
Check our New Student Events and Workshops page for upcoming Financial Aid Workshops!
It is very important to activate and frequently check your Baruch Student Email account or Baruchmail prior to the start and throughout the semester. Important messages from the College, your professors, Advisement and Financial Aid are only sent to your Baruchmail.
- New students should be able to activate and claim your Baruchmail account 48 hours after you have registered for classes.
- Your student email IS NOT your CUNYfirst username (email@example.com), please do not confuse the two.
- Check your Baruchmail on your Mobile Device – Add your Baruchmail account to your mobile device and check it anytime! Click here to find out more!
- Prior CUNY Students: Students who have attended CUNY previously and have used Blackboard before, should change their preferred email to reflect the Baruchmail email address. Click here for instructions on how to do so.
The Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC), provides access to information and communication technologies for students, faculty and staff. BCTC is a helpful resource for students getting started and throughout their academic career at Baruch.
Distance Learning Resources
- Student Technology Loan Program for Distance Learning
- Baruch Username(used for Newman Library Remote Access)
- Downloading Microsoft Office Software (free to ALL enrolled students)
- CUNY Virtual Desktop (for SPSS and other analytical software)
Due to COVID-19, the College is working remotely until further notice. In order for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions/Medical Records Unit to process your immunization records, we strongly advise you to email your immunization records to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep in mind that you do not need a doctor to fill out the form. If you currently cannot meet with your doctor or healthcare professional, please email whatever documents you have and Medical Records will review them. Please email any questions to email@example.com.
- For registered students who require an CUNYCard ID, you are welcome to walk in to obtain your ID Card; no appointments needed. Students must bring proof of COVID vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within the last seven days in order to be allowed into the building and must wear a mask at all times while inside. Students are also encouraged to upload their vaccination information onto CUNYfirst.
- For students who submitted their photo online for ID card, you should have received an email instruction to pick up you ID card. (There is NO MORE online ID request.) if you did not receive the email message and need an ID card, you are welcome to walk in for your ID card.
All students who must enter the building for their in-person or hybrid classes at Baruch College must have a CUNYCard ID. The first CUNYCard ID you receive is complimentary. After that, there will be a charge of $10.00 (cash only) to replace your ID card.
All students must have registered and paid their tuition before they can get a CUNYCard ID.