Undergraduate Checklist

Undergraduate Checklist

Congratulations on your admission to the NYPD Leadership Program at John Jay College!  This acceptance is for this upcoming semester only.  If you do not register for classes, you must reapply through the CUNY website.  Please follow the checklist below to successfully register for the Spring 2023 semester:

Step 1.  Submit Immunization Records/COVID-19 Vaccine

Students can submit the immunization form to the John Jay College Student Health Center at:

Please visit http://www.jjay.cuny.edu/immunization for details and to download the form. The Health Office will review the documents and contact you directly if any additional information is required.

In order to attend in-person/hybrid courses and access the campus for student services, CUNY requires all students to be fully vaccinated (two weeks beyond their last vaccine shot).


Upload your COVID -19 documents if you have not already done so.


• You must upload your CDC COVID-19 vaccination card or a medical exemption or religious exception request into CUNYfirst. Medical exemptions and religious exceptions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis; they are not automatically granted.

• Here is a step-by-step video on how to upload your Vaccination Documents 

• Here are step-by-step written instructions on how to upload your Vaccination Documents


Here are some tips to complete the upload:

• Please make sure that you upload both dose information on the upload. You have to put the information in for the 1st dose and then, once completed, you have to hit the blue “+” button which is on the top right of that box. Then, you need to upload the 2nd dose information. If you got a J&J shot, you just need to upload 1 dose information.


• DO NOT CHECK the EXCELSIOR PASS attestation box. If you do, you must be able to provide a screen-shot of your NYS Excelsior pass. You do not need to take this step.


• Please include your full name and EMPLID number ({#EMPLID#}) when you email the health Office or the campus LVA.


Exceptions to the vaccination requirement are available if you have a medical contraindication or sincere religious belief that prevents you from receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. More information about exemptions is available in the FAQs.


Failure to upload your COVID-19 vaccine verification or request a medical/religious exemption will result in you being blocked from registration.


Please visit the #VaxUpCUNY webpage for information on where to get a free shot near you, and CUNY’s policies. If you have any questions or other concerns regarding vaccination and attending in-person classes, please do not hesitate to reach out to Student Health Services Office at healthoffice@jjay.cuny.edu.


Step 2.  Register For Classes

New students may register for one course in the Leadership Program for the Spring 2023 semester.  Students may register for additional courses outside the Leadership Program.  








ETH 190


Policing in a Multiracial and Multicultural City



McHawi & Proctor

ETH 190


Policing in a Multiracial and Multicultural City



McHawi & Charles

PSC 135


Supervisory Leadership For Police Services




PSC 135


Supervisory Leadership For Police Services






To register for classes in the NYPD Leadership Program:
• Log into your CUNYfirst account by clicking here
• Click on "Student Center"
• Click on "Enroll in the Academics" section
• Select the term Spring 2023"
• Click "Continue"
• Enter the 4 or 5-digit registration code within the "Enter Class Nbr" box
• Click "Enter"
• Click "Next"
• Verify that the classes are correct. If the classes are correct, click the "Finish Enrolling" button
• 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 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will receive an email to pick up your textbooks 2-3 days prior to the start of classes. Students who did not activate their John Jay student email will not receive the textbook information.

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 email address: evaluations@jjay.cuny.edu


If you have any questions regarding transcripts and/or credits, please contact the Office of Testing and Evaluation Office at evaluations@jjay.cuny.edu.

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 academicadvising@jjay.cuny.edu.

Students in the NYPD Leadership Program may enroll in a Leadership course prior to meeting with their academic advisor, but regularly meeting with your advisor is strongly encouraged.

Step 6.  Additional Tuition Discounts

Police Officer rankings are eligible for a one-time course tuition waiver, when registering for a course outside the program. Students may use this one time only. Visit the Tuition Discounts and Academic Benefits page to learn more.

Non-supervisory rankings may also be eligible for a $100 tuition waiver. This waiver should be used after registering for a course outside the NYPD Leadership Program. Visit the Tuition Discounts and Academic Benefits page to learn more.

Step 7.  Military Veteran Services (if applicable to you)

Military veterans may contact Chrissy Pacheco via email at cpacheco@jjay.cuny.edu for financial aid and military benefits information.

Step 8.  Receiving Your Textbooks 

All students registered for the NYPD Leadership Program will receive an email at their John Jay College email address 2 - 3 days prior to the start of the semester with information on when and where to pick up your textbooks.

Students with questions regarding registration or any other items on this checklist may contact the Office of Admissions at NYPDprogram@jjay.cuny.edu