Transfer Advisement

Transfer Advisement

Welcome Transfer Students!


new transfer student

Congratulations on choosing an award-winning CUNY college to finish your baccalaureate degree! 

We are so happy you are here and want you to know that we are committed to making your transition to John Jay College and your remaining stay here as stress-free and fun as possible.  We are here to help you navigate every step of your academic journey.




BEFORE You receive communication from Admissions that your credits have been evaluated

Advisement and registration for the fall semester begins early May
Advisement and registration for the spring semester begins early December

  • Request official and final transcripts from any non-CUNY institutions that you attended to be submitted to the Admissions Office at  This does not happen automatically. An up-to-date credit evaluation is critical for accurate advisement and course registration. 

  • Begin to review your major requirements and find major advising information on the Major Resources Pages


AFTER You receive communication from Admissions that your credits have been evaluated
Your transfer credits will be viewable on your CUNYfirst student account and you may begin the academic advising and registration process.  Take action as soon as possible!  Advisement appointments and courses fill-up quickly. 

General Academic Advising
To sign up for an appointment with an Academic Advisor, login to Navigate and choose a time that works for you.  Please note, you must use your CUNY First login credentials in order to log in to Navigate. 

Schedule An Appointment

  • For instructions on how to activate your John Jay email, please click here.

  • For instructions on how to access Navigate, please click here.

Please NoteAlthough not required, transfer students are strongly encouraged to meet with an Academic Advisor.  You are welcome to register for classes on your own and then review your selections with an advisor as soon as you are able to schedule an appointment. *Course registration does not take place during advisement appointments.

You are encouraged to get a head start by REVIEWING KEY ADVISEMENT INFORMATION HERE.


Transfer Explorer: use this website to see course equivalencies from CUNY to CUNY, in any direction, from any college to any other college.

Essential Advisement and Registration Online Tools

Accessing Your DegreeWorks

Accessing Your Unofficial Transcript

Steps to Enrollment