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Claiming Your Account


Claim Your Account

CUNYfirst will ONLY recognize your KCC email address. If you don't already have a KCC email address, for assistance, contact the student Helpdesk @ L-106 or e-mail: or phone 718-368-6679 to set up your KCC email account.


Go to


Click First Time User


First Name 
Last Name
Date of Birth. You must type forward slashes (e.g., 01/01/1997).
Social Security Number (last 4 digits only)


Type the word(s) you see in the box. This feature, called "CAPTCHA," will help keep out computer programs that are designed to break a system's security. CAPTCHA figures may be difficult to read. If so, click on the red reload button to the right.


Click OK.


Select your Challenge Questions and Answers—you need five of them. Choose each question from the drop down menu and type in your answers.
Make your answers memorable. Don’t repeat questions. Answers are not case-sensitive and must be at least two characters long.


Choose your password.
Your password must be at least eight characters long, and contain at least one UPPERCASE character AND at least one numeral (1, 2, 3, etc.) or symbol (&, %, ?, etc.).


After you've entered your password and confirmed it, click OK.


Your CUNYfirst account is now activated. Please make note of your username and password and keep them in a safe place. You will need to update your password every 90 days. A reminder will be emailed to you at 85 days. You will not be able to re-use one of your four previous passwords. Your password cannot be changed for five days after you last changed your password.

Logging On

After you have claimed your account, you will receive a confirmation screen with your user name and CUNYfirst ID. Typically, your CUNYfirst user name is your first name and last name, with a dot between the two names; added to that is the last two digits of your CUNYfirst ID. For example, John Smith would be John.Smith12.

Your password is the password you entered when you claimed your account.

#1: Go to

#2: Enter your Username and Password

#3: Click Submit

You are now logged into CUNYfirst.

Need Help?

Forgot Your Password?

Visit CUNYfirst website, choose “Forgot your Password,” and follow the instructions.

KCC Student Help Desk

Email or call (718) 368-6679.