Eligible applicants must

  • Graduate in Spring 2024 from a CUNY Justice Academy partner school.
  • Confirmed your intent to transition to John Jay via CUNY Justice Academy for Fall 2024.
  • Graduating with an associate degree in Criminal Justice and interested in pursuing Criminal Justice at John Jay.
  • Enroll at John Jay College as a full-time student during the duration of their program of study.
  • Be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the United States.
  • Submit the FASFA (Free Application for Student Financial Aid) and TAP (Tuition Assistance Program) applications in order to receive financial aid.
  • Be a resident of New York City.
  • Eligible students may not be part of any special group, including ASAP/ACE/SEEK/College Discovery/Early Start/CEEDs.
  • Interested in applying to the NYPD Cadets.

Program Structure & Benefits

All APPLE Corps participants receive the following support to accelerate college completion and prepare for a career:

Financial support - money you can count on

  • Students receive up to $9,000 across their last two years of college.

Structured academic program - classes with your peers

  • Students will take cohorted courses with APPLE Corps faculty for 4 semesters to satisfy general education or major requirements. 

Dedicated academic support - always ask whom to ask for help 

  • APPLE Corps staff will provide academic advisement throughout the entire program.
  • Peer success coaches will welcome and assist transfer students with the transition and connect them to academic and professional support services provided.

Service and professional preparation - your resume will be ready to submit

  • Students will participate in an internships on the front lines of public service, crime prevention and public safety.
  • Students will receive firsthand exposure, develop practical skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and dispute resolution.
  • Students will receive assistance with job search, interview skills and application. 


Fall 2024 Applications now open!