Accepted Freshmen

Welcome to John Jay!
John Jay Freshman student

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 Freshman, follow the steps below:

To ensure that you have a seat, you must accept our offer of admission in CUNYfirst and submit a non-refundable, non-transferable $100* commitment deposit. This deposit will be applied toward your tuition charges.

To submit your deposit:

  1. Log in to your CUNYfirst account using the same username and password you created when you filed your admission application.
  2. Navigate to View My Application Status.
  3. Go to the Admissions tab at the bottom and select View Details for John Jay College. You can then either accept or decline your offer of admission to John Jay. If you accept, you will have the ability to pay by credit or debit card.

*If you qualify for a waiver, you will not see the Pay Commitment Deposit button. Waivers are given to veterans and their dependents; SEEK students and students who have filed financial aid and have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) of $3,000 or less.


For the Spring semester, the deposit must be received by December 15th. If you are admitted after December 15th, the deposit is due 10 days after the date you received your admission notification.  


For the Fall semester, the deposit must be received by June 1st. If you are admitted after June 1st, the deposit is due 10 days after the date you received your admission notification.

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


Please visit for details and to download the form. The Health Office will review the documents and contact you directly if any additional information is required.

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.  Information and deadline dates about the Excelsior Scholarship Program, visit the HESC website.


For more information regarding financing your education, contact the John Jay Financial Aid Office at or call the Jay Express Services at 212.663.7867.

For information about housing options, please go to

Accepted Freshman Students will receive an email invitation in late spring/early summer to setup an appointment with an academic advisor to register for classes. 

New student Orientation is your first steps to successfully transition to John Jay. You will receive an email invitation as the event nears.  

Upon graduation, please have your college or guidance counselor e-mail proof of high school graduation to