Accepted Freshmen Students

Accepted Freshmen Students

Welcome to John Jay!

We are delighted that you will be joining our college community.  While this is an exciting time for you as you embark on your college career, it's an exciting time for us, too.  We look forward to seeing how you and your classmates will make John Jay a different place - by making it your own.  

To enroll as a Freshman, follow the steps below:

Steps to Enroll

1. Accept our Offer of Admission

To ensure that you have a seat, you must accept our offer of admission in CUNYfirst and submit a non-refundable, non-transferable $100* commitment deposit. This deposit will be applied toward your tuition charges.

To submit your deposit:

  1. ​Log in to your CUNYfirst account using the same username and password you created when you filed your admission application.
  2. Navigate to the Student Center.
  3. Go to the Admissions tab at the bottom and select View Details for John Jay College. You can then either accept or decline your offer of admission to John Jay. If you accept, you will have the ability to pay by credit or debit card.


*If you qualify for a waiver, you will not see the Pay Commitment Deposit button. Waivers are given to veterans and their dependents; SEEK students and students who have filed financial aid and have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less.

For Spring 2020

For the spring semester, the deposit must be received/postmarked by December 15th. If you are admitted after December 15th, the deposit is due 10 days after the date you received your admission notification.  

For Fall 2020

For the Fall semester, the deposit must be received/postmarked by May 1. If you are admitted after May 1, the deposit is due 10 days after the date you received your admission notification.  

2. Submit your Immunization Form

Before you register for classes, you will need to submit the immunization form to the John Jay College Student Health Center, 524 West 59th Street, Room L.68.
Please visit John Jay's Immunization page for details and to download the form. The Health Office will review the documents and contact you directly if any additional information is required.

3. Apply for Financial Aid

To determine your financial aid eligibility, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) application.  John Jay’s code is 002693.  If you are a New York State resident, complete the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application process.  The TAP code is 1414.  For information and deadline dates about the Excelsior Scholarship Program, visit the HESC website.

4. Learn About Housing

For information about housing options and the application process, please go to John Jay's Housing page.

5. Advisement and Registration

You must take the math placement test and submit your immunization forms in order to be advised and registered. Once you have completed these steps you will receive an email to register for the event.

Spring 2020-Advisement and Registration start early January.

Fall 2020-Advisement and Registration start late May.

6. Attend Orientation

New student Orientation is your first steps to successfully transition to John Jay. You will receive an email invitation as the event nears.  

Spring 2020-Orientation start mid-January.  The first day of class is January 27th.

Fall 2020-Orientation start late May. The first day of class is September 26th.  

7. Proof of High School Graduation

Upon graduation, please bring your original high school diploma to the Admissions Office. This must be submitted prior to the first day of classes.