The Verification of Attendance (VOA) system will be available for you to complete and submit your rosters beginning on Thursday, Sept. 2 at 9:00am through Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 10:00am. The University continues to remind us how imperative it is for VOA rosters to be submitted timely and accurately, lest CUNY incurs multi-million dollar liabilities for failure to comply with student financial aid regulations. I am writing to remind you of the importance of your assistance in this project. Only the faculty can verify classroom attendance.

Please be reminded that the CUNYfirst VOA is a tool to indicate whether a student began attending class in a course; it is not an attendance-taking system. To utilize the VOA system, please go online and log on using your official CUNYfirst user name and password.

If you have not yet claimed your CUNYfirst account, please go online and click on Claim Your Account for directions.

After logging on to CUNYfirst, to arrive at the VOA roster(s) for your course(s), please click successively on each of the following tabs:



Clicking on Verification Attendance Roster will bring you to the roster(s) for the course(s) that you are teaching this semester. Please open, complete, and submit each roster by following the on-screen prompts and directions.

For assistance with:

  • Claiming your CUNYfirst account, please call the CSI Information Technology Help Desk at 718.982.3695.
  • To obtain a roster for a course that you are teaching and is not in your CUNYfirst account, or is in your account but your are not teaching it, please email

As you are aware, our students need the verification of attendance to be eligible for financial aid. Furthermore, the College cannot continue to operate within federal regulations without verification of student enrollment.

Thank you for your cooperation.