Transition to John Jay

Eligibility Requirements

To transition to John Jay College as a CUNY Justice Academy student, you simply need to:

  1. Graduate with an Associate’s Degree from one of the seven partner community colleges (BCC, BMCC, GCC, HCC, KBCC, LGCC, and QCC) in one of the following majors:

    • Criminal Justice 
    • Forensic Science
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Computer Science
    • Human Services

  2. Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher if you are in the Criminal Justice, Forensic Accounting, Human Services, or Computer Science major, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 if you are a Forensic Science major;

  3. Demonstrate CUNY skills certification in one of the following ways:

    • Math
      • Pass a credit-bearing college level math course with a C or better outside of CUNY or any passing grade within CUNY
      • Present COMPASS Math 2 test scores of 40 min                                                        
      • Earn a passing grade (P) on a CUNY Certified Elementary Algebra Final Exam (CEAFE)
    • English
      • Earn a C or better in a 3-credit college level English course 
      • CUNY Assessment Tests:  Reading Test >69 and Writing Test >55      
    • Remember: If you earn your associate degree, you are considered fully skills certified!
    Get more information about skills certification at CUNY

Additional requirements for students who were previously dismissed from John Jay
If you are a student who has attended John Jay in the past and was dismissed due to academic performance, you have options as a CJA student! This policy allows you to have your prior John Jay GPA erased provided you meet all three of these criteria:

  • completed at least 30 credits at your community college,
  • earned a GPA of at least 2.0, and
  • received an Associate’s  Degree from a CUNY Justice Academy Program

YOUR John Jay CJA ADVISORS

BCC and HCC
Desiree Gomez
degomez@jjay.cuny.edu

BMCC and LCC
Frances Plata
fplata@jjay.cuny.edu

QCC, KCC and GCC
Keisha Lewars
klewars@jjay.cuny.edu