Veterans Services


Veteran's Site

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Every effort is made at John Jay to help our students who are returning from military duty resume their studies as seamlessly as possible. There are a number of ways in which John Jay gives preference to returning students. These include readmission in a probationary or non-degree status to veterans with an unsatisfactory academic record; early registration; an extended registration period; free auditing of classes and no application fee. 

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Some details:
Late Admissions
Additional Support

Students returning from active duty who have attended John Jay for 13 weeks or more, or have completed 85% of the term’ work through acceleration, may be given full credit for each course in which they have earned a “C” or higher.  Those seeking incompletes must sign an incomplete contract with the instructor. Grades will be recorded as failures if courses are not completed.

A 100% refund of tuition and fees, will be made to students called to active duty or drafted who have not met attendance requirements sufficient to earn a grade. For students who enlist in the military, withdrawal prior to the 5th week of classes (or the 3rd week for Summer Session/Winter Session) are entitled to a 100% refund of tuitions and fees, except for the College’s application fees. Those withdrawing after the 5th week are entitled to a 50% refund.

Late Admissions
Veterans with no previous college experience are permitted to file applications to the end of registration. They can also begin classes pending completion of their application and provision of supporting documents. Students returning to John Jay from military duty will not be charged a readmission fee to register here.

Additional Support
For additional support, here are some helpful organizations to contact:

CUNY Veteran’s Affairs
(212) 652-2002

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
(877) 222-VETS (8387)

VA Benefits Hotline
(800) 827-1000

VA Education & Training Hotline
(888) 442-4551

VA Employment Hotline
(800) 342-3358

VA Life Insurance Hotline
(800) 669-8477

VA Medical/Health Care Hotline
(877) 222-VETS

Health Benefits Provided by VA
(877) 222-VETS

VA’s Gulf War Helpline
(800) 749-8387

DOD’s Gulf War Veterans Hotline
(800) 796-9699

DOD’s Direct Veterans Hotline
(800) 497-6261

NYS Division of Veterans Affairs
(888) VETS-NYS

NYS DMNA Education Office
(518) 786-4350