Understanding Your Degree Requirements & The Student Degree Audit

Understanding Your Degree Requirements & The Student Degree Audit

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Your John Jay degree is comprised of General Education requirements, Major requirements*, and possibly Elective courses.  More information about the components of your degree can be found here.

Your course options for your first semester at John Jay are dependent on how your transfer credits have been evaluated and the major that you choose to pursue.

*If you do not see your major listed, please refer to this page.

ACADEMIC ADVISORS & MAJOR ADVISORS

An Academic Advisor is your best resource for understanding how your transfer credits have been applied to your degree.  Academic Advisors specialize in General Education requirements, and can help clarify how all the parts of your education combine to meet degree requirements.

Your Major Advisor can assist in reviewing major pre-requisites and requirements.  Major requirements and contact information for major advisors can be found here*.

*If you do not see your major listed, please refer to this page.

THE STUDENT DEGREE AUDIT

Your Degree Audit is a helpful tool which shows General Education and Major requirements that you have completed and that are still needed.

The Degree Audit may not recognize if you have earned an Associate Degree and therefore may display General Education courses as still needed that you have already completed.  An Academic Advisor can confirm the General Education requirements that you still need to fulfill.  Review the General Education Guidelines for Transfer Students and don't forget to submit official copies of transcripts from any non-CUNY schools you have attended to the Office of Testing & Evaluation, 524 West 59th Street, Suite L.71, New York, NY 10019. 

You can access your Degree Audit through CUNY Portal.  If you are new to CUNY, select "Register for a New Account."  After logging in to CUNY Portal, choose DegreeWorks - Online Advisement System.  If you are transferring from another CUNY college but do not see a John Jay audit, please visit "My Profile" and change your primary college to John Jay.  For full instructions on how to access your Degree Audit please click here.