Steps to Enroll

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Office of Admissions 

524 West 59th Street
Room L.64.00
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.JOHNJAY
Fax: 212.237.8777

Office Hours

Mon: 9AM - 5PM
Tues: 9AM – 5PM
Wed: 9AM - 5:45PM
Thur: 9AM - 5PM
Fri: 9AM - 5PM

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Questions or comments with respect to the information presented on this webpage should be directed to Christopher Laudando.


Congratulations! Now that you have been admitted, there are a few steps that you need to take in order to confirm your enrollment and begin the process of becoming a John Jay College student.

Submit Your Seat Deposit and Enrollment Form: Send a personal check or money order, along with the Seat Deposit and Enrollment Form, to: Office of Admissions, John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, Room L.64, New York, NY 10019. Checks are payable to “John Jay College.” Do not mail cash. Or you may visit the Office of Admissions at 524 West 59th Street, Room L.64 and pay in person. This office only accepts personal checks or money orders.

Your Seat Deposit and Enrollment Form is due December 15th to secure your enrollment for the spring term. If you were notified of your admission after December 15th, the Seat Deposit and Enrollment Form is due within 15 days of your admission notification.

Math Placement Test Information: You will receive a letter from the CUNY Testing Office notifying you of the date and time of the CUNY Assessment Test in Mathematics. The purpose of this test is to determine your placement into a math course. Prepare for the test by reviewing sample questions. It is important to take this test as soon as possible in order to begin the advisement and registration process. Contact the Testing and Evaluation Office at 212-237-8108 or email with “Spring 2015 Freshman” in the subject line, if you need to reschedule. If you live outside of the New York City area, please contact the office to reschedule a testing time that is convenient for you and your family.

Immunization Requirements: Before you register for classes, you will need to submit the immunization form to the Office of Admissions, 524 West 59th Street, Room L.64.00. The Health Office will review the documents and contact you directly if any additional information is required.

Financial Aid: If you have not yet applied for financial aid, please read the financial aid section below. Please note that you will need to complete your FAFSA application (Select 2014-2015 FAFSA) to determine financial aid eligibility by December 15th. John Jay College FAFSA school code is 002693. Our New York State TAP code is 1414.

Housing: John Jay College provides a Residence Life Program at The New Yorker. For information about housing options and the application process, please go to

NYS Residency Determination: Determination for New York State Residency is based on the information provided on your application. You may qualify for the resident tuition rate if you are a US citizen or permanent resident and you have continuously maintained a residence in New York State for a period of at least twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the first day of classes. Additional information regarding residency status is available on the residency and in-state tuition webpage.

Advisement and Registration: You will receive an invitation to attend a freshman advisement and registration session. Please note, you will need to submit your Seat Deposit and Immunization Form prior to registration.

Email Account: You may set up your John Jay email address after you have registered for courses. Upon completing the enrollment process, John Jay College will be communicating with you exclusively through your John Jay College student email address. If you have any questions or problems with your John Jay College student email account, please contact the Department of Information Technology (DoIT) Helpdesk at 212-237-8200 or

Orientation and Advisement: You will be advised and registered during new student orientation. You will need to have taken the math placement test as well as have submitted your immunization records before this event. You will receive an e-mail invitation to Orientation as the event nears. You must respond to the invitation, so we know you will be attending. Freshman Orientation is January 20, 2015. The first day of class is January 28, 2015.

Proof of High School Graduation: Please present your original high school diploma to the Admissions Office as soon as possible. Wallet-sized diplomas cannot be accepted. You will need to complete this step before the first day of classes.

Freshman Year Experience Academic Programs: John Jay offers several programs for first-year students to ease your transition to college. To learn more about these programs, visit the First Year Experience website.


After you have completed the FAFSA Application, check your personal email for your Student Aid Report (SAR). Download the Student Aid Report (SAR) and read it carefully. If the Student Aid Report (SAR) states that you need to verify information that you entered on the FAFSA, you will need to submit the required documentation in addition to your income documentation. Below is a list of acceptable income documentation that you will need to submit along with the 2014 – 2015 Verification Form. Submit documentation in person to Jay Express Services Center. For office hours visit here.

1) Tax filers (student and/or parent) who did not use IRS Data Retrieval at initial FAFSA filing or through the FOTW correction process must provide an IRS transcript for 2013.
2) Social Security award letter for 2013 (Form 1099).
3) Public Assistance (PA) budget letter dated 2013, listing all family members in the case.
4) Veteran’s benefits award letters for 2013.
5) Pension award notices for 2013.
6) Birth or baptismal certificates for siblings not listed on tax returns or PA budget letter.

To download 2014-2015 Verification Form, go to, click on The Jay Stop, click Money Matters, choose Getting Financial Aid, scroll down to Financial Aid Forms and click on either 2014-2015 Dependent or Independent Verification.

You can use the Financial Aid Estimator to find out the kind of financial aid you may expect. You can find the link for the Financial Aid Estimator on the “Getting Financial Aid” website. For more Financial Aid information, you should click on Financial Aid TV.