Freshman Advisement

Freshman Advisement

Everyone at the Academic Advisement Center (AAC) is happy to have you as part of our freshman class. We are excited to partner with you to make your time here at John Jay fun, exciting and intellectually rewarding!

Within these pages you will find information on topics and issues that we feel are super important for you to be aware of at this early stage of your academic career. Take your time to review the contents of this page but also keep in mind its context within the larger framework of our AAC website and the John Jay webpage as a whole. Use it as gateway to begin your information gathering, knowing that doing so will help you to make confident and informed decisions about your academics!

Your Degree Requirements

Why See An Advisor?

Major Advising

General Education

Your First Semester Options

Special Programs (Fall Only)


Finish in Four Years!


Using Your Resources


AP Credits & College Now


Schedule Changes


Whats Next?


When the Semester Begins

Typical First Semester Course Load:

Justice Cohort, ISP,
Undeclared & FOS/BIO
 (fall only)

ESL, Apple Corps & Early Start (fall only)





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