Congratulations on your acceptance to the School of Labor and Urban Studies (SLU)! Here you will find many resources to help you make a smooth transition.

✅ Enrollment Checklist

🎯 To-Do

🗒️ Resources

🗺️ Your Guide to Starting New @ SLU

Welcome to SLU!

  • All accepted students may be required to pay a non-refundable $100 commitment deposit. The commitment deposit will confirm your enrollment at SLU. It will be applied towards your tuition.
  • If you have any additional questions, please email us at

Apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • We encourage all students to file a FAFSA in order to be considered for federal aid and institutional scholarships
  • Our school code is 004765
  • Students with an estimated family contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less may have their commitment deposit waived
  • If you have additional questions, please email us at
Documents Description
Proof of Immunization All students attending in person classes are required to submit proof of vaccination prior to the start of the semester. To view our immunization policy and access forms, click here. If you have previously attended any CUNY school, your immunization record may have already carried over to SLU. Students with additional questions can email

  • Proof of vaccination for COVID 19 *required
  • Proof of vaccination for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) *required
  • Online (CUNYfirst) Meningitis Acknowledgement *required

For more information or assistance on any of the applications listed here, click here, call (646) 313-8440, or e-mail

One Login For CUNY-Wide Applications

  • CUNYfirst – houses your student account, which includes financial, academic, and enrollment information
  • CUNY Alertallows you to receive text, email and/or voice alerts of emergencies or weather related closings on your campus. You can choose your campus or office locations, phone numbers for voice and text messages, and/or email addresses for emergency notifications delivered directly to you
  • DegreeWorks – a web-based program that enables you to easily track your academic progress.
  • BlackBoard – collaborative online learning environment
  • Dropbox
  • Zoom

SLU E-mail

  • Student E-mail – critical to receiving important information from SLU
    * Instructions to claim your SLU3 account will be sent from the IT Service Desk
  • Microsoft 365 – office suite is available at no cost to active student


ScholarH is an online portal used to apply for SLU scholarships and search for opportunities. To claim your account, click here

Make an appointment with your Academic Advisor using SLU Navigate (login using CUNYfirst credentials). You can find your assigned advisor in CUNYfirst, but you can also click here to view our advisor directory by program. Advisement consultations include course selection for the upcoming semester as well as review of your academic progress and account status. At the completion of your session, you are is cleared for registration!

Schedule Builder is an application tool that enables students to plan and register for courses that meet their schedules and other needs.  This application shows courses listed in the University’s course schedule (i.e., CUNYfirst) and allows students to select those courses based on desired time, location, availability and other factors.

Transfer Credit Evaluation
The Registrar’s Office will conduct an evaluation of your transfer credits and notify you once they are posted.

New Student Orientation (NSO) is a series of events designed to introduce you to the academic, cultural and social aspects of student life at SLU.  NSO will provide the opportunity to learn about various educational opportunities, how to access our services and resources, and your responsibilities as a student.

Please RSVP to BOTH Fall 2023 events using the links below:

The CUNYfirst system will generate a bill within 24-hours of registration. Payment of tuition is due by the first official day of the new semester and is accepted in a variety of ways.

Tuition is due by the first official day of the new semester. CUNYfirst assigns a tuition due date that is calculated by enrollment date, which may be earlier than the first official day. SLU students will only be flagged as “not in good standing” if the bill is unpaid by the first official day of the semester.

For more information about Billing and Payments, please click here or contact

For more information about SLU Scholarships and Grants, please click here or contact 


All students should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our school code is 004765. If you have already applied for financial aid, you may need to accept your offer online in CUNYfirst.

  • Are you in a certificate program? While you may not be eligible for Federal Financial Aid, you are strongly encouraged to submit a FAFSA as this is a requirement for SLU Scholarships. Private loans may also be available.

For more information about your financial aid, click here or contact:

Functional Area Department Department E-mail
Billing and Payments Office of Student Accounts
Scholarships and Grants Office of Student Accounts
Federal/State Aid & Student Loans Office of Financial Aid
Information Technology IT Services
Records and Enrollment Office of the Registrar
Health Records Office of the Registrar
Student Services Office of Student Affairs