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:

    • Applied Math
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computer Science
    • Criminal Justice
    • Critical Thinking and Justice
    • English
    • Forensic Accounting
    • Forensic Science
    • History
    • Human Services
    • Liberal Arts
    • Philosophy
    • Science
  2. Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher if you are in the Criminal Justice, Forensic Accounting, Human Services, Liberal Arts, or Computer Science major, and a minimum GPA of 2.5 if you are a Forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry, or 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
    • English
      • Earn a C or better in a 3-credit college level English courseĀ 
    • Remember: If you earn your associate degree, you are considered fully skills certified!

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! The Academic Forgiveness 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 Degree from a CUNY Justice Academy Program


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