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Office of Admissions 

524 West 59th Street
Room L.64.00
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.JOHNJAY
Fax: 212.237.8777
Email: admissions@jjay.cuny.edu 

Office Hours

Mon: 9AM - 5PM
Tues: 9AM – 5PM
Wed: 9AM - 5:45PM
Thur: 9AM - 5PM
Fri: 9AM - 3PM

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Questions or comments with respect to the information presented on this webpage should be directed to Christopher Laudando.

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 Online Undergraduate Non-Degree Application or the Undergraduate Non-Degree Application Form to qualify.

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 Form.

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)

May 16 - last day to submit application for the Summer 1 2014 Session
June 20 – last day to submit application for the Summer 2 2014 Session
August 15 – last day to submit application for the Fall 2014 Semester

Non-Degree student registration for Summer 2014 and Fall 2014 will begin on TBD and end on TBD.You are eligible to register AFTER your application has been completed and processed.
(Refer to the Academic Calendar for session/semester start and end dates, PAYMENT DEADLINES, and other important information.)

Eligibility Requirements
First-time college students must provide proof of high school graduation, i.e. final transcript, official high school diploma or GED diploma. For applicants with prior college or university course work, a transcript from every prior institution attended is required. Application for admissions will not be considered unless all application procedures listed above have been completed. Applications will be evaluated by the Office of Admissions and applicants will be notified if they have been granted permission to enroll at the College as a non-degree student. Please note:  Students educated outside of the United States CANNOT apply as a visiting or 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.

Application
Applications must be submitted online or sent to the Admissions Office at 524 W. 59th Street, Room L.64, New York, NY 10019. Please note that the application will NOT be processed until all supporting documents are submitted:

1.       Attach a personal check or money order in the amount of $65 made payable to: John Jay College. This payment covers the required non-refundable application fee.

2.       First-time college students must provide proof of high school graduation, i.e. final transcript, official high school diploma or GED diploma.

3.       For applicants with prior college or university course work, a transcript from every prior institution attended is required.

4.       Application for admissions will not be considered unless all application procedures listed above have been completed.

5.       Applications will be evaluated by the Office of Admissions and applicants will be notified if they have been granted permission to enroll at the College as a non-degree student.

6.       Please note:  Students educated outside of the United States CANNOT apply as a visiting or non-degree student at John Jay College.

All students must comply with New York State Public Health Laws. This law requires that all students, born on or after January 1, 1957, provide proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) if enrolling in six or more credits a term. Please have the Immunization Form completed and sent to the Admissions office as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please call the Health Office at (212) 237-8052; e-mail at healthoffice@jjay.cuny.edu.

Registration*
Once your application is processed, you will receive notification as to when you may arrive for registration. Registration must be conducted in person or online. Instructions will be provided once permission is granted.

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).

Review the Schedule of Classes and choose the course(s) that you would like to take.

All payments must be made by the due date or your courses will be canceled. Refer to the Academic Calendar for payment deadlines. Payment can be made directly at the Bursar’s Office.

*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.