How to Apply

How to Apply

Keyboard key that says "Apply Now"1. Explore our majors and minors You’ll find interesting choices, many focused on criminal justice and public service.

2. Visit usWe offer a range of admission events, including campus tours, information sessions and Open House.

3. Prepare and File your application. View our "Applying to John Jay College of Criminal Justice" guide. Then apply online.

4. Deadlines for Applying

The Office of Admissions is accepting transfer applications for the Fall 2017 semester as space permits.  In order for you to be considered for the upcoming semester, you must schedule an appointment as soon as possible. 

Transfer applicants must:

  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges attended (student copies or printouts will not be accepted
  • Provide official high school diploma/high school equivalency (GED or TASC)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $70 (payable by credit/debit card, check or money order.


International applicants:


Mailing Address

If you decide to mail in your documents, please send them directly to the Office of Admissions, 524 West 59th Street Room L64.00 New York, NY 10019

Follow this link to make an appointment


Fall Applicants - Freshmen and Transfer Students
To be considered for all programs, you can begin to apply after October 15.  Applications received after February 1 will be considered on a rolling admissions basis.

Spring Applicants -  Freshmen and Transfer Students
You can begin to apply  after May 15 of the previous year. Applications received after September 15 will be considered depending upon space availability.

5. Have all of your college transcripts sent directly to University Application Processing Center (UAPC). 
You must have your high school transcript or GED documentation forwarded as well.

Transfer Admission
The City University of New York
P.O. Box 359023
Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023

6.  Explore your financial aid options.  

Note that the John Jay code for the Free Application for Federal Financial  Aid (FAFSA) is 002693.