Example: "How do I apply as a freshman?"

Contact Us!!

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 - 5PM

To apply to John Jay College, click here 

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

If you attend another CUNY college and would like to take courses at John Jay, you can use the CUNY portal  to apply.  Read all directions on the portal before registering. 

Some details:

  • It may take up to 24 hours before the CUNY portal recognizes your sign-on.  This means you will not be able to submit an E-permit immediately after you register for the Portal.  If you have technical problems or, you don't remember your username or password, call the CUNY Help Desk at 212-541-0981.  
  • Please allow adequate time for the processing of your E-permit(s)

  • You will receive e-mails from the E-permit system each time a step is taken on your E-permit(s).  The e-mail will be sent to the address on your E-permit application.  This address may be different from your usual E-mail address.

  • Please do not submit several E-permits for the same course at John Jay for the same semester.  This slows the process.

You will receive an E-mail once your E-permit has been approved or rejected.  If it was approved the Host College will send you an e-mail explaining when, where and how to actually register for the course. 

Very important:  Submitting an E-permit application does not mean you are registered for the course.  Once the E-permit is approved, you must still register for the course at John Jay.