Continuing / Returning Students

Contact Us

Office of Military and Veteran Services
North Hall, Rm 3122 
524 West 59th Street
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 484-1329  

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 9am – 5 pm

Welby Alcantara, USMC
Coordinator, Office of Military & Veterans Services
North Hall Rm. 3122A
Phone: 212-484-1329

Mon-Friday 9am - 5pm 



Questions or comments with respect to the information presented on this webpage should be directed to Welby Alcantera, - 212-484-1329


John Jay College supports students who, in the current environment, are called away to duty during their college career.

A student who is called to active duty in the armed forces of the United States after having attended regularly for 13 or more weeks or having completed 85% of the term's work through acceleration may be given full credit for each course in which he or she has a grade of C or better.

Students called to active duty who does not meet attendance requirements sufficient to earn a grade are entitled to a 100% refund of tuition and fees, except application fees. For students who enlist in the military, the amount of the refund depends upon whether the withdrawal is before the 5th week of classes. Students withdrawing prior to the beginning of the 5th week (3rd week in the Summer Session/Winter Session) are entitled to 100% refund of tuition and all fees except application fees. Students withdrawing after the 5th week (or the 3rd week for Summer Session/Winter Session) are entitled to a 50% refund of tuition and fees.

Re-Enrollment of Veterans
Veterans that are returning students are given preference in the following ways:

Readmission in a probationary or non-degree status will be granted to the veteran who is a former student with an unsatisfactory academic record. Upon their return from active duty, veterans may register even after normal registration periods end, without late fees or other penalties. Veterans returning too late to register may audit classes without charge.

Late Admissions
Veterans with no previous college experience are permitted to file applications up to the end of registration, and are allowed to begin classes pending completion of their application and provision of supporting documents.

Readmission Fee
Upon return from military service, a student will not be charged a readmission fee to register at the same college.