Education for professions that matter  

We offer our undergraduate students a diverse range of liberal arts disciplines to engage with issues of justice. Through a highly innovative curriculum across the humanities, natural sciences, arts and social sciences, you will have a full range of opportunities to explore your academic interests.  

John Jay faculty members are world class educators, practitioners and researchers who have exceptional hands-on experience in their fields. As a student, you will be given access to leading edge thinking, innovative teaching methods and strong industry connections.

A Dynamic Community  
Become part of a diverse and dynamic community within a personal and inclusive environment. Students, faculty and staff come together in enriching cultural, athletic and community initiatives that focus on both individual and team growth.

Multifaceted Study
We are unique in the breadth of our undergraduate education.  Students can choose from several areas of undergraduate study with both interdisciplinary variety and focused depth. Learn more... 

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The Office of Admissions is accepting transfer applications for the Fall 2017 semester as space permits.  In order for you to be considered for the upcoming semester, you must schedule an appointment as soon as possible. 

Transfer applicants must:

  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges attended (student copies or printouts will not be accepted
  • Provide official high school diploma/high school equivalency (GED or TASC)
  • A non-refundable application fee of $70 (payable by credit/debit card, check or money order.


International applicants:


Mailing Address

If you decide to mail in your documents, please send them directly to the Office of Admissions, 524 West 59th Street Room L64.00 New York, NY 10019

Follow this link to make an appointment



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Students on the Jay Walk

Freshman Student
We welcome a multitude of freshmen each year. Understand our application requirements and learn more here.

Transfer Student 
The University supports qualified students who wish to transfer to John Jay College. Learn more... 

International Student
Hundreds of international students make John Jay College their home away from home. Learn about the application process


We have a long history of enrolling  and supporting veterans. Currently, more than 500 veterans are students at John Jay. Learn more...

Public Service Employee  

John Jay College offers in-service programs to provide educational opportunities to active and retired public service employees. Learn more...

NYPD Leadership Program 
We are proud to offer the NYPD Leadership Program as a tuition exempt Friday academic curriculum for active NYPD Uniformed Members of the Service (UMOS). Learn more...

Non-John Jay Degree Student

Non-degree students who are looking to take classes as a visiting student can navigate the admission process here

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Complete the CUNY Online Application here.

Review deadlines and notification dates here


Send your official documents to:  

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

Transfer Admission
The City University of New York
P.O. Box 359023
Brooklyn, NY 11235-9023

Please contact CUNY’s Welcome  Center at 212.997.2869 or email the Help Desk at admissions@cuny.edu  if you have any problems with your online application.

Check the status of your application at www.cuny.edu/status or call John Jay’s Admissions Office toll free at 1.877.564.6529.  Note the application review process takes 8-10 weeks.