As a member of the Division of Enrollment Management, the Office of the Registrar performs essential roles that include supporting, facilitating, and promoting the academic mission of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. This Office achieves its mission through providing technical support to faculty, staff and assisting students with quality service by:

  • Facilitating registration, CUNY e-Permits, and Permits to Non-CUNY colleges
  • Scheduling classes, classrooms, and final exams for 27 academic departments and programs
  • Issuing official and student copy transcripts online, in-person and by mail
  • Certifying eligibility for graduation by checking that degree requirements have been met
  • Issuing enrollment verification letters to outside agencies
  • Maintaining records by posting grades, grade changes, withdrawals, and academic decisions
  • Implementing college policy as determined by John Jay College Faculty and the City University of New York.


The Office of the Registrar also complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) as well as the College's policy on confidentiality, to ensure the integrity, accuracy, and security of students' academic records.


To view your Grades and Transcripts, you will need to register with: CUNYfirst, the college registration tool


The City University of New York has put in place an e-Permit system designed to help students find, get approval for, and register for courses at other CUNY colleges. Through e-Permit, students can file an online request and it will be processed online. Visit the E-PERMIT page for full explanation, application, etc. Students who are interested in taking courses at non-CUNY Colleges while still fully matriculated at John Jay College must follow the Permit guidelines. Visit the PERMIT page for important details. Additional questions regarding E-PERMIT or PERMIT may be forwarded to registrar@jjay.cuny.edu.


The COURSE SEARCH tool allows viewing of course listings prior to registration begins. This tool also helps students at time of registration by facilitating the look up and arrangement of schedule during assigned date to register.


John Jay has two types of final exams: Departmental Exams and Others/non-Departmental Exams. Departmental Exams are given for the following classes: MAT 104, MAT 105, MAT 108, MAT 271, SPA 101 & SPA 102 . All Departmental Exams are administered on the same day according to the schedule that is, at some point just prior to the end of the semester, posted below. Others/non-departmental final exams are administered during final exams week in a special two-hour session. To view the scheduling grid for these exams, click here. Others/non-Departmental Exams with possible time-conflict should contact the Office of the Registrar.


Visit the Graduation process page for a complete explanation of requirements necessary for Graduation.

Jay Express Service Center

The Jay Express Services is John Jay's resource center where college services are consolidated; allowing students to conduct multiple departmental functions in one central location.


All students who attended and left John Jay College and wish to readmit must submit the application . Those who left the College in good standing are auto-readmitted immediately upon receipt of their application. However, students who left the College in less than good academic standing must apply and be reviewed by the Readmission Committee. These students must submit the readmit application before the published deadline. In addition, students may be required to meet with a counselor or other College official prior to registering.