After You Are Accepted

To complete the final steps in becoming a Guttman student, you must fulfill the following requirements.

To secure your enrollment, students who have been accepted to Guttman Community College must complete the following two steps:

  1. Accept Offer of Admissions by logging in to your CUNY Login Page ‐‐ navigating the Admissions Section in your Student Center and clicking on “I Accept Offer” for Guttman Community College.
  2. Check if you have received an automatic commitment deposit waiver immediately after you click on “I accept offer” on CUNYFirst. If not, submit a $100.00 non‐refundable commitment deposit.

Still deciding? Schedule a one-on-one meeting with an Admissions Ambassador to get all your questions answered.

The deadline to accept offer of admissions and submit a commitment deposit for the Spring 2023 entry term is Wednesday, February 1, 2023.

The deadline to accept offer of admissions and submit a commitment deposit for the Fall 2023 entry term is Thursday, June 15, 2023.

Failure to accept offer of admissions may result in forfeiture of your acceptance.

Entering first-year students are required to complete New Student Orientation (NSO) prior to beginning the Bridge Program. The mission of NSO is to holistically address students’ transition to college. Therefore, our program is designed to familiarize students with Guttman’s distinct resources and services, introduce them to faculty, staff and student life, review basic policies and procedures, and provide detailed information on our unique Summer Bridge program.

Students who have accepted their offer of admissions will receive an email inviting them to complete new student orientation at your GrizzlyPath.

Spring 2023 Dates: 12/15/2022 – 2/15/2023

Fall 2023: Dates: 6/15/2023 – 8/15/2023

Students who have committed to enrolling at Guttman Community College are required to present proof of high school graduation prior to the first day of the fall semester. Failure to submit an official high school transcript with graduation date by the deadline will result in cancelation of your enrollment.

Official Transcripts and related documents will only be accepted via the Transcript Upload Link. Please do not email or mail transcripts. Instructions and the deadline to submit proof of graduation will be posted at GrizzlyPath.

Measles, Mumps, and Rubella

New York State Public Health Law 2165 requires all college students born after January 1, 1957 must provide their institution with immunity to Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

Failure to comply will result in your being dropped from all classes, receipt of a “WA” grade for all classes and potential loss of your financial aid award.

You are required to provide legible proof of:

  • Measles, otherwise known as rubeola — 2 doses live measles vaccine administered after 12 months of age and at least 30 days apart (exact dates of vaccinations are required);
  • Mumps, 1 live dose mumps vaccine administered after 12 months of age (exact dates of vaccination is required);
  • Rubella, also known as German measles –1 live dose mumps vaccine administered after 12 months of age (exact dates of vaccination is required);


  • MMR Vaccination (Measles, Mumps, Rubella – 2 doses after 01/01/1972)
    • Dose 1 must be given at age 12 months or later
    • Dose 2 must be given after 15 months of age OR at least 28 days after the first vaccination

We will accept any one of the following for your MMR vaccinations:

  • Have your health care provider fill out, sign, stamp and attach your immunization documentation to our Immunization Form,
  • Provide a signed and stamped copy of your health care provider’s or clinic record,
  • Provide an original signed and stamped copy of your lifetime immunization record card (childhood yellow/blue immunization card), or
  • Provide an official signed and stamped copy of immunization records from a former high school.
  • Immunization records can be obtained from a public health department immunization information system. Students born after 1994, who were raised in New York City can check the Citywide Immunization Registry for their records by calling 311.
  • Provide a dated positive blood test lab result (known as a titer or serology) with reference ranges showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella.

Meningococcal Meningitis

New York State Public Health Law 2167 requires all colleges to provide information on Meningitis and the Meningitis vaccine to all students registering for six credits or more (or its equivalent). Students are required to submit a record of the immunization within the past five years or sign a meningitis response form (Part 3 of the Immunization Form) to demonstrate receipt of the meningococcal disease and vaccine information.

How to submit your Meningococcal information:

  1. Access your CUNYfirst account
  2. Navigate to Self Service, then to Student Center
  3. Under the To Do List tab, click on Meningitis Acknowledgement Form
  4. You will be able to review information regarding the Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine, and respond electronically.

The Meningococcal Meningitis vaccine is not mandatory, but we require proof that you have received the vaccine within the last five years before the meningitis hold can be removed. Students who choose to decline the vaccine online or on the Immunization Record Form, by selecting the third option on the form, will have an immediate removal of the hold.

If you are unable to respond electronically, you can answer by completing Part 1 and Part 3 of the Immunization Form by scanning and emailing it to Proof of meningitis vaccine must be attached if you choose not to decline.

All first-year students begin their transition to Guttman Community College in a non-credit bearing  Bridge Program. Students entering the College in the fall semester will participate in the Bridge program that takes place in August. Students entering the College in the spring semester will participate in the Bridge program that takes place in February.

During Bridge, students are introduced to Guttman’s academic expectations while practicing the strategies and study skills needed to meet them. Participants explore their strengths and challenges as learners, practice academic and professional goal-setting, and gain an understanding of the resources available at the College. Bridge is also an opportunity to virtually meet and work with Guttman faculty, fellow classmates, and staff, such as the advisor – Student Success Advocate – who provides guidance and support throughout the entire First-Year Experience. Overall, the Program is designed for students to become immersed in the Guttman community. Attendance and completion of assignments are mandatory, and students should review the Bridge Program calendar and attendance policy prior to enrolling in the College. Visit the Bridge website for more details.

As a reminder, you can track your progress on your GrizzlyPath. As you satisfy requirements, your checklist will be updated.