Apply as a Non-John Jay Degree Student
Office of Admissions
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Mon: 9AM - 5PM
Tues: 9AM – 5PM
Wed: 9AM - 5:45PM
Thur: 9AM - 5PM
Fri: 9AM - 3PM
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John Jay College of Criminal Justice welcomes students from other campuses within the CUNY system, as well as students who are interested in taking classes without pursuing a degree.
There are three possibilities:
1. The E-Permit: Designed for current CUNY students, the E-permit enables you to study on a CUNY campus other than your home campus. Apply for the E-Permit.
2. Non-degree: You can apply to attend John Jay College as a visiting non-degree student. Non-degree students are not entitled to receive any financial aid and pay a higher rate of tuition than degree students. Interested students must complete the Undergraduate Non-Degree Application to qualify. The application fee is $65.
3. Auditing: If you are a New York State resident 60 years of age or older and have completed high school, you may attend John Jay College as an auditor for the undergraduate courses. There is a 2 course limit per semester. Senior Citizen auditors pay $80 per semester and can enroll on a non-credit, space available basis by completing the Undergraduate Non-Degree Application.
The following information is applicable for visiting non-degree and senior audit students only. CUNY E-permit students should refer to the information indicated above.
Undergraduate Non-Degree APPLICATION DEADLINES (all submitted applications must be completed by the deadline including all required documentation)
December 12 - last day to submit application for the Winter 2014 Session
January 16 - last day to submit application for the Spring 2014 Semester
Non-Degree students registering for Winter and Spring 2014 courses begins December 3.
You are eligible to register AFTER your application has been completed and processed.
December 19 - final day to register for Winter 2014 Session courses
January 23 - final day to register for Spring 2014 Semester courses
(Refer to the Academic Calendar for session/semester start and end dates, PAYMENT DEADLINES, and other important information.)
Non-degree students must have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 2.00 or better and are CUNY skills-certified as established for matriculated students. Admissions criteria may change from semester to semester. Students educated outside of the United States CANNOT apply as a non-degree student at John Jay College. (Senior citizens auditing courses must be New York State residents as stated in CUNY's Tuition and Fees Manual as well as provide proof of age (60 or older) by providing a Medicaid Card, driver’s license, birth certificate, or U.S. passport.)
Important: As stated above, Financial Aid is not available for non-degree students. Non-degree tuition is higher than tuition for matriculated students. Please refer to the Tuition and Fees Schedule for more information.
Applications must be submitted to the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 524 W. 59th Street, Room L.64.00, New York, NY 10019. Please note that the application will NOT be processed until all supporting documents are submitted:
a. Fee: A non-refundable fee of $65 payable ONLY by check or money order to John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
b. Proof of High School Graduation: Submit original copy of high school diploma or general equivalency diploma and test scores
c. College Transcripts: You must provide all college transcripts (unofficial or official is sufficient). This includes Advanced Placement (AP) scores and College Now credit taken while in high school. A cumulative GPA calculation will be conducted to ensure that all college transcripts equate to a minimum of a 2.00 GPA.
d. Immunization Records: You must submit proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella and complete the meningitis form. YOU CANNOT REGISTER IF YOU DO NOT PROVIDE IMMUNIZATION DOCUMENTS. Please download, complete and submit the immunization form to the Student Health Center. If you have any questions, please contact the Student Health Center at (212) 237-8052 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once your application is processed, you will receive notification as to when you may arrive for registration. Registration must be conducted in person. On the day that you arrive, the Admissions Office will provide you with a referral slip and copies of your transcripts to take to the Registrar’s Office for registration. The following information must be reviewed prior to registration:
a. Pre-Requisite Check: Refer to the Undergraduate Bulletin for course descriptions. Certain courses contain pre-requisites required for each course. You should make sure that you have met all required pre-requisites for the John Jay course(s) that you are seeking to take. All pre-requisites must be fulfilled prior to registration, otherwise you will not be permitted to register for your course(s).
b. Course Selection: Review the Schedule of Classes and choose the course(s) that you would like to take. Specify the 4-digit registration code for each course.
c. Payment: All payments must be made by the due date or your courses will be canceled. Refer to the Academic Calendar for payment deadlines. Click here for payment options. Payments can only be made online if you are paying by debit or credit card. You must have a CUNY Portal account and pay via eSIMS for online payments. Click here to access the CUNY Portal. If you do not have a CUNY Portal account, you can create one. (Make sure that you create a “student” account.) You can view Portal FAQ’s by visiting here.
*Please note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to register for courses of your choosing. Registration for non-degree students is based on a first come, first served basis. Course priority is given to John Jay College matriculated students. Also, some course sections are limited to special populations of students which may prohibit you from registering for that particular course. Other courses may also require special permission from the department chairperson of the department in which that course is sponsored.