The Department of SEEK

Under the provisions of the New York State Education Law. students must meet certain residency, academic and financial criteria for admission to the program.

Applicants must be United States citizens, or have permanent-residence status, and must be New York State residents for at least one year.

Applicants must be graduates of approved high schools or must hold New York State high school equivalency diplomas, or their equivalent, as determined by the New York State Commissioner of Education. Except for veterans who have earned up to 18 college credits prior to their entry into the service, applicants may not have previously attended a college or any other post-secondary educational institution.*

For purposes of eligibility, students are considered in need of academic support if they have received a general equivalency diploma or do not meet the academic admission requirements established for CUNY senior colleges.

Students are eligible for admission to the SEEK Program at John Jay College only if they apply for a major offered at the College.

*Transfer applications are accepted from students who were previously enrolled in EOP and HEOP. College Discovery students may transfer if they meet CUNY opportunity program transfer requirements.

Financial eligibility is determined by two factors: a correlation between a household's annual income before taxes and the number of family members that income supports. Financial support is available for SEEK students.

Nancy Velazquez-Torres PhD, Chairperson
445 West 59th Street, Room 3101N, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8169, Email: