Newly Admitted In-service Students

Newly Admitted In-service Students

Congratulations!  You've been admitted to the In-service Program at John Jay College.  Please refer to the checklist below to begin registering for the Spring 2020 semester:

Step 1.  Submit Immunization Records (if applicable to you)

Students may not register until the immunization records are received. If you attended a CUNY college within the past 10 years, you are not required to resubmit your immunization records. Access CUNYfirst to determine if you are required to submit your immunization records (see step 2). If you do not have an Immunization Record hold, you may begin registering by skipping to step 2, to activate your CUNYfirst account.

If you are required to submit your immunization records, you may click here. You may fax the records to the Wellness Center at 212-237-8026. Please follow-up with the Wellness Center to confirm receipt at 212-237-8053. Acceptable proof of immunity may include:

• Immunization cards from childhood (yellow card), signed and stamped
• Immunization records from college, high school or other schools you attended
• Signed and stamped immunization record from your health care provider or clinic
• Students born after 1994 who were raised in New York City can check the Citywide Immunization Registry for their records by calling 311
• Copy of lab report, (also known as titer or serology), showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella
• Proof of honorable discharge from the armed services within 10 years from the date of application will enable the student to attend school pending actual receipt of the immunization records from the armed services

Step 2.  Activate Your CUNYfirst Account

All students are required to register online via CUNYfirst. CUNYfirst gives students access to register for classes, view schedule and grades, etc.

You may activate your CUNYfirst account by clicking here and clicking on “New User” and following the prompts. Once you successfully complete this process, an 8-digit EMPL ID (CUNY ID) will be generated.  Please keep your EMPL ID number readily available at all times, as your EMPL ID will be used in lieu of your social security number.  

Step 3.  Setup Your New John Jay Email

Click here to access your John Jay student email account. John Jay College will be communicating with you using your new John Jay email account. You may forward your John Jay emails to your personal email or change your “primary” email on CUNYfirst. If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact the Help Desk at 212-237-8200.

Step 4.  View Your Credit Evaluation and Official Transcripts

Course credit evaluations and unofficial transcripts may be viewed by accessing CUNYfirst. Please allow 2 - 3 weeks after receiving the admission acceptance, for all transcripts to be evaluated. Students may send any missing transcripts to the following address:

John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Office of Testing and Evaluation
524 West 59th Street, Room L.71.01
New York, NY 10019

If you have any questions regarding transcripts and/or credits, please contact the Office of Testing and Evaluation Office at 212-237-8108 or testing

Step 5.  Schedule An Appointment With Your Academic Advisor

After all transcripts are submitted and evaluated, you should schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. If you would like to make an appointment with Liz Bracey, please contact the Academic Advisement Center at 646-557-4872 or 646-557-4816 or visit the front desk in room L.73 NB


Step 6.  Register For Classes

After your immunization records have been cleared and have received academic advisement, you may begin registering for courses:

To search for courses, follow the instructions below:

  • Login to CUNYfirst
  • Go to Student Center
  • In the upper right corner, select the Search for Classes
  • Select the drop down box to select John Jay College for your institution
  • Select the correct term Spring 2020
  • To search for the courses, you may choose the Course Subject, Course Number (i.e. CRJ 101, POL 101, etc.), and/or Course Career 
  • Make note of the 5-digit registration code (you will need this in order to register)
To begin registering, follow the instructions below:
  • On the Student Center page in the Academics section, click Enroll
  • Select the term Spring 2020
  • Click Continue
  • Enter the 5-digit class number within the Enter Class Nbr box
  • Click Enter
  • Click Next
  • To add another class, enter the 5-digit class number for the next class, then click Proceed to Step 2 of 3
  • Verify that the classes are correct.  If they are, click Finish Enrolling
  • You may view your schedule by clicking on My Class Schedule
**If you are having technical difficulties, please contact the Help Desk at 212-237-8200**


Step 7.  Additional Tuition Discounts

Non-supervisory rankings may be eligible for a $100 tuition waiver.  Visit the Tuition Discounts and Academic Benefits page to learn more.

Step 8.  Military Veteran Services

Military veterans may contact Chrissy Pacheco at 212-237-8153 or via email at for financial aid information.

Students with questions regarding registration or any other items on this checklist may contact the Office of Admissions at