Apply as an International Student

Apply as an International Student

John Jay College of Criminal Justice welcomes students from around the world.  These students come to John Jay because of our international reputation for offering the very best education for the study of justice, focusing on the themes of fairness, equity, and justice under the law as well as emphasizing international perspectives in the areas of law and justice.

Here are the steps:

  1. Explore our majors and minors.  You’ll find interesting choices, many focused on criminal justice and public service.

  2. Visit us.  We offer a range of optional admission events, as well as campus tours. If you cannot visit us in New York City, take a virtual tour here.

  3. Complete your applicationGet started here.
    All applications for admission are processed through CUNY. You must register for a portal account in order to complete the application. After you apply online you will be required to submit supporting documents to CUNY in order to complete your application. Do NOT send these documents to John Jay College.

  4. If you are a citizen of a country where English is not the official language, you must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).  Have your scores sent directly to CUNY Admissions.  Our code is 2950.  A score of 500 is required for the paper-based test; 173 for the computer-based test and 61 for the internet based test.  Students can also take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or PTE Academic. A score of 6 is required on the IELTS or 44 on the PTE Academic.

  5. Freshman applicants are also required to submit:

    • All secondary school transcripts and official English translations if these documents are in another language (evaluations are not required)
    • Copies of secondary school diplomas and official English translations if these documents are in another language (evaluations are not required)
    • SAT or ACT scores

    For more detailed instructions, please click here.

    Please send all required documents, along with the $65 freshman application fee if you have not paid online to:
                    
    The City University of New York
    The University Application Processing Center 
    P.O. Box 350136 
    Brooklyn, NY 11235-0001

     

  6. Transfer applicants are also required to submit:

    • Official University/college transcripts of each institution attended (evaluations are not required).* These must be sent directly from the institution to CUNY-UAPC.  Please provide official English translations if these documents are in another language.
    • Copies of secondary school transcripts and official English translations if these documents are in another language (evaluations are not required)
    • Copies of secondary school diplomas and official English translations if these documents are in another language (evaluations are not required)

     

    Please note: Successful completed an English Composition course with a grade of C or higher at an  accredited U.S. institution of higher education will exempt you from the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.

    *After acceptance as a transfer student, you must provide official course descriptions and syllabi of work already completed at the post-secondary level for evaluation by the College.

    For more detailed instructions, please click here.

    Please send all required documents, along with the $70 transfer application fee if you have not paid online to:

    The City University of New York 
    The University Application Processing Center 
    P.O. Box 359023 
    Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023

     

  7. You can check the status of your submitted application through your CUNY portal account.
    You can also call CUNY's Call Center at (212) 997-2869, email the Help Desk at: admissions@mail.cuny.edu,  or email us directly at: internationaladmissions@jjay.cuny.edu.

  8. Upon acceptance, you must apply for a Form I-20 to gain F-1 student visa status.
    If you are in need of an F-1 visa or F-1 status, you will receive information by mail upon receiving an acceptance package from the college.