From Conditional Acceptance to Registration
GETTING SKILL CERTIFIED
Prepare to do your best on the CUNY Assessment Tests (CAT) as they can affect your
admission to John Jay.
Take the CUNY Assessment Tests specified in the Testing Appointment letter sent to you
by CUNY. You can only start classes at John Jay after you have demonstrated proficiency
in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics by passing the CUNY Assessment Tests.
▪ If you pass the tests and meet the skills requirements, you will receive an acceptance
letter and information about how to register for classes.
▪ If you fail two or more tests, you will not be eligible for a retest preparation program at
John Jay. We will notify you of other options, like starting your studies at a community college.
▪ If you fail only one test, you will not yet qualify for admission to John Jay College.
However you may be eligible to participate in our tuition-free retest preparation program
(Spring Academy or Summer Academy) that will help you achieve skill proficiency.
Sign up for Spring Academy or Summer Academy. If you are eligible* for this
retest preparation program, you will receive a letter detailing the next steps.
*Only students who test before June 10, 2014 and fail one test will be considered
for the retest preparation program.
GETTING READY TO REGISTER
Complete the immunization form and submit it together with copies of your
immunization records to the Student Health Center by mail, fax, or in person.
Pay your Student Seat Deposit. It may be submitted by check or money order, along
with the Student Seat Deposit Form (see below which form is applicable for you) and
mailed to: John Jay College, Bursar’s Office, 524 West 59th Street, Suite L.70.00, New
York, NY 10019. Cash payments for Student Seat Deposits can be made in person. For
Bursar office hours, visit here. You may also pay your Student Seat Deposit online.
▪ If you are a conditionally admitted student who passed all their CUNY Assessment Tests,
please use this Student Seat Deposit Form.
▪ If you are a conditionally admitted student who will attend the Spring Academy or
Summer Academy retest preparation program, please use this
Student Seat Deposit Form. If the college does not offer you admission after you
complete the retest preparation program, your seat deposit will be refunded.
Apply for financial aid. Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.
Check out housing options at www.studenthousing.org. For additional information about
housing, go to www.jjay.cuny.edu/housing.
REGISTER FOR YOUR CLASSES*
Sign up for an Advisement & Registration session to meet with an advisor and
register for your classes.
▪ Make sure you have your Seat Deposit paid and Immunization records submitted before
you come to your Advisement & Registration session.
▪ Learn about what courses you will be choosing in your first semester. In particular, check
out these Academic Programs for First-Year Students (Fall 2014 updates coming soon),
read about General Education Requirements, and browse the different Majors offered at
John Jay. Come to your Advisement and Registration session prepared to ask questions.
*Students enrolled in Spring or Summer Academy programs will be pre-registering for their
fall classes. They do not have to pay their tuition bill until they become skill certified.
GETTING STARTED AT JOHN JAY
Attend Freshman Orientation on August 19 and 20, 2014.
Submit your original high school diploma to the Admission
Office prior to the first day of class.
Enjoy your first day of classes, August 28, 2014!