Accepted Freshmen Students

Accepted Freshmen Students

Welcome to John Jay!

We are delighted that you will be joining our college community.  While this is an exciting time for you as you embark on your college career, it's an exciting time for us, too.  We look forward to seeing how you and your classmates will make John Jay a different place - by making it your own.

Steps to Enroll

To enroll as a Freshman, follow these steps:

1. Reserve Your Seat by Submitting your $100 Seat Deposit (The Seat Deposit Form will be emailed and/or mailed to you.)

To ensure that you have a seat, you must submit a nonrefundable/nontransferable $100 deposit. This deposit will be applied toward your tuition charges.

Applicants who are Veterans of the U.S. Military Service, currently on Active Duty or members of the National Guard or Reserves may obtain a seat deposit waiver. In addition, students with financial need may obtain a seat deposit waiver. A copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) is required.  

For FALL 2018

The deposit is due by May 1st.  

To pay with a Credit Card, please follow the link that was sent to your email address.

You can also submit your deposit by visiting the John Jay College Office of Admissions. 

2. Study and Take the Mathematics Placement Test

You will receive a letter from the CUNY Testing Office notifying you of the date and time of the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics. The purpose of this test is to determine your placement into a math course.

Prepare for the test by reviewing sample questions CUNY's Testing webpage. ;It is important to take this test as soon as possible in order to begin the advisement and registration process. Contact the Testing and Evaluation Office at 212.237.8108 or email if you need to reschedule. If you live outside of the New York City area, please contact the Testing Office to reschedule a testing time that is convenient for you.

3. Submit your Immunization Form

Before you register for classes, you will need to submit the immunization form to the John Jay College Student Health Center, 524 West 59th Street, Room L.68.
Please visit John Jay's Immunization page for details and to download the form. The Health Office will review the documents and contact you directly if any additional information is required.

4. Apply for Financial Aid

To determine your financial aid eligibility, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) application.  John Jay’s code is 002693.  If you are a New York State resident, complete the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application process.  The TAP code is 1414.  For information and deadline dates about the Excelsior Scholarship Program, visit the HESC website

5. Learn About Housing

For information about housing options and the application process, please go to John Jay's Housing page.

6. Advisement and Registration

You must take the math placement test and submit your immunization forms in order to be advised and registered. Once you have completed these steps you will receive an email to register for the event. Advisement and Registration start in late May.

7. Attend Orientation

New student Orientation is your first steps to successfully transition to John Jay. You will receive an email invitation as the event nears. Orientation begins in June.

The first day of class is August 27th.

8. Proof of High School Graduation

Upon graduation, please bring your original high school diploma to the Admissions Office. This must be submitted prior to the first day of classes.