How to Apply as a Freshman

How to Apply as a Freshman

John Jay operates on a rolling admissions basis. The preferred deadline has passed. However, we will continue to accept and process applications for the Fall 2017 Semester.  

High school graduates and GED recipients who have not attended a college, university, or postsecondary institution must apply as entering freshmen. Learn more about eligibility.

And, of course, you must complete the application process.  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 usWe offer a range of admission events, as well as campus tours.  

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

Note: We recommend that you make the baccalaureate (four-year) program your first choice, and the CUNY Justice Academy (two-year) program your second choice.  Learn more about enhancing your chances of being accepted.

4.  Have your standardized test scores and your high school transcripts sent directly to the University Application Processing Center (UAPC).  Our SAT code is 2950.

General Admission (Freshmen)
The City University of New York
P.O. Box 350136
Brooklyn, NY 11235-0001

5.  Explore your financial aid options

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