Transfer Advisement

Welcome Transfer Students!

New Transfer Student Advisement & Registration 

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.

You've Been Accepted. Now What?

Before you receive a communication from Admissions that your credits have been evaluated, please review the Newly Accepted Transfer Student ChecklistThis checklist outlines steps that you need to take before you can be advised and register for courses.

Advisement and registration for the fall semester is in May and advisement and registration for the spring semester is in 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

Academic Advisement

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.

Although 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.

Get a head start by reviewing key advisement information here.

Transfer Student Registration Tips

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 & Registration Online Tools
Accessing Your DegreeWorks
Accessing Your Unofficial Transcript
Steps to Enrollment