Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Non-Degree Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester – August 15 
Winter Intersession – December 10
Spring Semester – January 10
Summer Session I – May 15 
Summer Session II/III – June 15

John Jay College of Criminal Justice welcomes students from other campuses within the CUNY, as well as students who are interested in taking classes without pursuing a degree. Please note: students educated outside of the United States CANNOT apply as a visiting or non-degree student. 

Due to complications caused by COVID-19, the office of admissions is currently unable to accept applications by mail. Please apply using the methods below.

There are three possibilities:

1.    The E-Permit: Designed for current CUNY students, the E-permit enables you to study on a CUNY campus other than your home campus. Apply for the E-Permit

2.    Non-degree: You can apply to attend John Jay College as a visiting non-degree student. Non-degree students are not entitled to receive any financial aid and pay a higher rate of tuition than degree students. Interested students must complete the application to qualify.

3.    Auditing: If you are a New York State resident 60 years of age or older and have completed high school, you may attend John Jay College as an auditor for undergraduate courses. There is a 2 course limit per semester. Senior citizen auditors pay $80 per semester and can enroll on a non-credit, space available basis. To qualify to audit courses, complete the application.  

Once your application has been processed, you will receive notification about registering for your courses. Registration is on a space-available basis. Please note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to register for courses of your choosing. Course priority is given to John Jay College matriculated students. Registration for non-degree students will begin approximately one month prior to the start of the semester.  Registration for senior auditors will begin approximately one week prior to the start of the semester.