Accepted Transfer Students

Accepted Transfer Students

Welcome to John Jay!

We are delighted that you will be joining our college community.  While this is an exciting time for you as you embark on your college career, it's an exciting time for us, too.  We look forward to seeing how you and your classmates will make John Jay a different place - by making it your own.

To enroll as a Transfer Student, follow these steps:

1. Rserve Your Seat by Submitting Your $100 Seat Deposit (The Seat Deposit Form will be emailed and/or mailed to you.)

To ensure that you have a seat you must submit a nonrefundable/nontransferable $100 deposit. This deposit will be applied toward your tuition charges.

Applicants who are Veterans of the U.S. Military Service, currently on Active Duty or members of the National Guard or Reserves may obtain a seat deposit waiver. In addition, students with financial need may obtain a seat deposit waiver. A copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) is required.  

Your deposit is due by May 1st. If you were notified of your admission after May 1st, the deposit is due within 10 days of your admission notification.

To pay with a Credit Card, please follow the link that was sent to your email address.

You can also submit your deposit by visiting the John Jay College Office of Admissions. 

2. Study and Take the Mathematics Placement Test

You may receive a letter from the CUNY Testing Office notifying you of the date and time of the 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 at http://www2.cuny.edu/academics/testing/.  It is important to take this test as soon as possible.  Contact the Testing and Evaluation Office at 212-237-8108 or email at testing@jjay.cuny.edu if you need to reschedule.  If you live outside of the New York City area, please contact the Testing Office to reschedule a testing time that is convenient for you and your family. If you completed College Algebra or Pre-Calculus math course, you do not need to take the test.

3. Submit Your Immunization Form

Before you register for classes, you will need to submit the immunization form to the John Jay College Student Health Center located at:                                                                                                                                                                 524 West 59th Street, Room L.68
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.

4. Apply for Financial Aid

To determine your financial aid eligibility, you must complete your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) application.  John Jay’s code is 002693.  If you are a New York State resident, complete the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application process.  The TAP code is 1414.  For information and deadline dates about the Excelsior Scholarship Program, visit the HESC website at www.hesc.ny.gov/Excelsior

5. Learn About Housing

John Jay College provides a Residence Life Program at The New Yorker.  Information about housing options and the application process, please go to www.jjay.cuny.edu/housing.

6. Register for Class

You will be eligible to register upon completion of your transfer credit evaluation.  Information about next steps will be sent to you via email once this process is completed.  This will include instructions on how to activate your CUNYfirst account and self-register for courses, as well as information on how to access academic advisement assistance.  You will need to submit your deposit or waiver and immunization records to the College before registration can begin.

7. Attend Orientation

You will be eligible to register upon completion of your transfer credit evaluation. Information about next steps will be sent to you once this process is completed. This will include instructions on how to activate your CUNYfirst account and self-register for courses, as well as information on how to access academic advisement assistance. You will need to submit your seat deposit or waiver and immunization records to the College before registration can begin.

Transfer Student Orientation will begin in August.  

The first day of class is August 27th.