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. Reserve Your Seat by Submitting your $100 Seat Deposit 

To ensure that you have a seat, you must submit a nonrefundable/nontransferable $100 deposit. This deposit will be applied toward your tuition charges.

The easiest and fastest way to pay is by logging into your CUNYfirst account and navigating to the Student Center. Go to the Admissions tab at the bottom and select View Details for John Jay. You can then either accept or decline your offer of admission to John Jay. If you accept, you will have the ability to pay your commitment deposit online.

For Spring 2019

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

For Fall 2019

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

2. Study and Take the Mathematics Placement Test

You may receive an email from the John Jay Testing and Evaluation Office notifying you to RSVP for a date and time of the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics. The purpose of this test is to determine your placement into a math course. Prepare for the test by reviewing sample questions at It is important to take this test as soon as possible. Contact the Testing and Evaluation Office at 212.237.8108 or email if you need to reschedule. If you live outside of the New York City area, please contact the Testing Office to reschedule a testing time that is convenient for you. If you completed a College Algebra or Pre-Calculus math course, you do not need to take the test.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Learn About Housing

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

6. 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 19 -Advisement and Registration start late January.

Fall 19-Advisement and Registration start late May.

7. 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.  Orientation begins late January.

Spring 19-The first day of class is January 25 for the spring semester.

Fall 19-The first day of class is TBD.

8. 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.