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Is picking the perfect schedule frustrating? Can’t find classes that work with your job schedule? Don’t worry. We have the ideal solution for you!
Schedule Builder is a scheduling tool that allows you to build the perfect schedule in minutes. Choosing your classes each semester is easy with Schedule Builder. Schedule Builder is a tool that enables you to plan and register for courses that meet your schedule and needs. Schedule Builder allows you to graphically view schedule options based on desired time, availability, location, and other factors that work best for you.
All continuing undergraduate and graduate students, non-degree students, and visiting students register by logging into CUNYfirst and using Schedule Builder at an assigned appointment time. Your registration appointment date(s) and time(s) are displayed under the term you are registering for. Schedule Builder does not allow registration prior to your assigned appointment. However, you can plan your schedule in Schedule Builder by viewing classes prior to your appointment. Courses in Schedule Builder are not automatically added to your schedule; you must complete the registration process to be enrolled.
Watch these videos to learn more about registering with Schedule Builder.
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 fits into their personal and academic lives.
Current students must log into their CUNYfirst account with their credentials and go to their Student Center. On the Student Center landing page, click on the “Schedule Builder” tile in order to access the Schedule Builder application.
No. To fully enroll you in classes, you must click “GET THIS SCHEDULE” located on the bottom of the Calendar View to see the classes you have chosen. Then click “DO ACTIONS” to fully enroll into these classes for the upcoming term.
Yes, you can swap classes in the “Select Courses” section by selecting “Drop Course” in the drop-down menu under the course that you wish to drop. Make sure that you have the new course selected on your schedule before you select “Get This Schedule.” The action next to the dropped class on the confirmation page will indicate that you are swapping the dropped course for the class that you are enrolling in.
An adviser will “lock” a class in order to make registration in that class mandatory as a condition for enrollment. If a course is “locked” on a student’s schedule, the student will be unable to register for any courses without enrolling in the “locked” class.
You should first consult with an academic adviser. While doing that, you are still able to search and select courses manually in the “Select Courses” section.
Yes, you will receive an e-mail notification.
There is no limit to courses that can be added to the shopping cart. However, be mindful of your credit limitations when registering for classes.
The system will recall only registered courses or schedules that have been saved under “Favorites.” Be sure to save your preferred schedule(s) intermittently as you navigate through Schedule Builder.
Registered courses from all CUNY colleges are visible in Schedule Builder.
There are a few conditions that would prevent a student from enrolling in a course:
If you are unable to log in to CUNYfirst, contact the Help Desk at 718.951.4357 or via e-mail.
If you need help with registration, e-mail the Enrollment Services Center.