Here you will find information regarding the registration and courses.

You can also speak to an advisor.

How to Register

Registration begins on a specific date for fall and spring semesters. You can view all the important dates here and on our John Jay Online Facebook group.

Registration for all incoming final students is administered on a first-come-first serve basis. Students who have submitted their applications and final documents by the early decision deadline recieve priority registration. Once the class reaches its capacity, the class is closed and students have to choose a different course.

Students currently enrolled in the program are given an advance registration appointment date published on their CUNYFirst student center. All students must have a CUNYFirst account to be able to register for courses. A list of courses for the program are added to the CUNYFirst portal before the registration date. Students have the opportunity to browse through the courses being offered that semester and plan their semester prior to registering for courses. We advise students to plan ahead so on registration day they can quickly schedule their classes.

You can search course catalog by going to Self Service > Class Search/Browse Catalog > Browse Course Catalog. You can also add your preferred course sections in the shopping cart until it is time to enroll. Click here for instruction on class shopping cart and validation. Add courses to your shopping cart does not mean that you have registered for the class. To successfully register for class, you must ENROLL in them. Please click here for instructions on class enrollment.

Please note: * Students will be required to register for both session 1 and session 2 before the first week of the semester ends for financial aid calculations

Add/Drop Course

(Because of financial aid certification deadlines, students cannot add or swap classes for 8Wk2)

Here are Drop Deadlines:
8 Week 1:

Last Date to Drop Classes for 100% Tuition Refund:  August 26, 2019
Last Date to Drop Classes for 50% Tuition Refund: August 31, 2019
Last Date to Drop Classes for 25% Tuition Refund: September 5, 2019
Last Date to Drop Classes without a grade of "W:" September 5, 2019

8 Week 2:

Last Date to Drop Classes for 100% Tuition Refund:  October 27, 2019
Last Date to Drop Classes for 50% Tuition Refund: November 1, 2019
Last Date to Drop Classes for 25% Tuition Refund: November 6, 2019
Last Date to Drop Classes without a grade of "W": November 6, 2019


You can view the Academic Calendar at



Academic Advisement

Academic Advisement is one of the many resources we provide to help you feel ready and confident in every stage of your academic journey here at John Jay. We will help you track your progress and assist you with pulling all the pieces of your education together. Should you have any questions concerning registering for courses, paying for your education, or general admissions we encourage you to contact our Student Services team. Questions concerning program specific requirements should be directed to your Program Advisor listed below:

Grades and Transcript

Application for a change of grade assigned by a member of the faculty may be made at any time within one year from the end of the semester in which the course was taken. This request may be made by either the student or the instructor. It is strongly recommended that the student first communicate the request to the professor. If a conversation with the professor does not remedy the situation, the student must submit a change of grade appeal with the registrar's office or the graduate studies. The department grade appeal committee will review the appeal and make a recommendation to the faculty member.


Graduating from John Jay College is a moment of triumph for you, your family, and all of us at John Jay College. The faculty and staff are excited to participate in commencement in order to celebrate your accomplishments. We are proud of you! Visit the graduate information page on the John Jay College website for up-to-date information on apply for and attending graduation.

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