Office of the Registrar

ACADEMIC CALENDAR: Please visit http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/registrar/calendars.php for all up-to-date academic deadlines, refund percentages, and holiday closings.

AUTHENTICATION/APOSTILLE: Transcripts and/or diplomas that need to have the Apostille process and/or notary may be obtained from the Office of The Registrar – located in Shuster Hall 102. In the event that the original diploma has been lost or destroyed, a replacement may be requested in Shuster Hall room 102, as well. An additional fee will be required for the duplicate diploma. Transcripts and/or diplomas that have been submitted for authentication and/or notary will be available within 24 to 48 hours for pick-up from Shuster Hall room 186. There is a $2.00 notary fee per document.

CHANGE OF NAME, ADDRESS, AND NATION ID: Students can visit Shuster Hall 102 to initiate a change of name. A change of name form must be submitted in person accompanied by appropriate original legal documentation (e.g. marriage license or annulment/divorce papers, court order, birth certificate and/ or Certificate of Naturalization). Photocopies will not be accepted. Change/correction of National ID must also be done in person accompanied by an original, signed Social Security Card or Taxpayer Identification Number (if student does not have a Social Security number). For address changes, students may submit their request in person as well as in Self Service in CUNYfirst*.

*Students will only have access to change their billing, mailing and home address types in Self Service. To change their permanent address, they must submit the request in Shuster Hall 102.

CUNYFIRST ENROLLMENT: All active Lehman students, graduate and undergraduate, are eligible to enroll via CUNYfirst Student Service Center. Please note, if you are unable to enroll, kindly check your Student Service Center for any holds on your record. All negative holds must be cleared before enrollment.

DECLARATION OF PLANS AND/OR SUBPLANS (Majors, Minors, Advanced Certificates, Tracks, Concentrations, and Specializations): iDeclare is the online Declaration of Academic Plan and/or Sub Plan workflow. This process allows students to initiate a request to declare or change their major and/ or minor online. In addition, this process will arrange for the submitted request to be reviewed by the appropriate departmental officials for approval and processing. Click here for instructions on how to initiate an iDeclare request.

Once the request has been submitted for approval, students can login to iDeclare and click the "Status" option in the menu or check their Lehman College email for confirmation and alerts regarding their requests. iDeclare is available to all students, except Second Degree and Graduate students. For student pursuing their 2nd Bachelors’ Degree, they will need to obtain the Second Bachelor Degree-Area of Concentration form in the Office of Academic Standards & Evaluation. The completed form must have all required signatures for processing. This form must be submitted by the term deadline (Census date) which is stated in our academic calendar. Forms submitted after the Census date will be processed for the following term.

DEGREEWORKS & TAP SUPPORT CENTER: For assistance with your degree audit (Degreeworks) and/or TAP eligibility (FACTS) please visit Shuster Hall 103.

GENERAL COURSE SCHEDULING INFORMATION: The Office of the Registrar is responsible for scheduling all classes by ensuring the timely submission of academic department course offerings on a semester basis. We ensure that all course offerings include course attributes and are posted by the first day of classes.  We are also responsible for classroom and non-class event assignments. The emphasis in classroom assignment is placed first on academic classes, then on class exams and support meetings, and finally on other departmental meetings and events

GENERAL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION: For information regarding enrollment and searching for class in CUNYfirst, kindly visit our website at http://www.lehman.edu/registrar, or log on to CUNYfirst at https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu.

GRADUATION: Lehman College conducts one commencement annually in MAY/JUNE. A student will only be eligible to apply if they will be completing all degree requirements by the end of the term in which the application is being submitted for. 

Effective fall, 2019, students are eligible for College Latin honors at graduation if they have completed at least 50 indexable credits in residence at Lehman College, with a minimum cumulative index of 3.5. (See definition of credits in residence under the heading "Credit Requirements" in the section on "Degree Requirements" in this Bulletin.) The following Latin honors may be awarded:

Cum laude

Index of 3.5-3.74

Magna cum laude

Index of 3.75-3.84

Summa cum laude

Index of 3.85-4.0

Second degree students are not eligible for College Latin Honors.

*If you will graduate in Absentia you must obtain permission from the Office of Academic Standards and Evaluations located in Shuster Hall 280.

NEW YORK STATE RESIDENCY: To be eligible for the tuition rate of a New York State resident, a student must have had his/her principal place of residence in the state of New York for twelve consecutive months prior to the first day of classes for the semester. Continuing students who think they may be eligible for this rate may apply in Shuster Hall 102. Entering students should go to the Office of Admissions in Shuster Hall 175.

TRANSCRIPT INFORMATION: Official transcripts can be requested online, in person, or by mail. A transcript will NOT be released if the student has any “Negative Service Indicators” (e.g. Bursar, Financial Aid, Library, etc.). Negative Service indicators MUST be cleared before a transcript is released. The regular transcript fee charged by CUNY is $7.00 per transcript, excluding transcript requests going to other CUNY institutions. There is an additional $2.00 processing fee when ordering transcripts online. For currently active students, unofficial transcripts can be requested in Self Service in CUNYfirst.

VA CERTIFICATION: Kindly be advised that as of the Fall 2017 term VA Certification has been moved to the Office of Veterans and Military Affairs, located in Shuster Hall 201 A/B. For further information on the certification process, kindly visit their website at http://www.lehman.edu/veterans-affairs/index.php