Non-Degree Student Application

Non-Degree Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester – August 15 
Winter Intersession – December 10
Spring Semester – January 10
Summer Session I – May 15 
Summer Session II/III – June 15

John Jay College of Criminal Justice welcomes students from other campuses within the CUNY, as well as students who are interested in taking classes without pursuing a degree. Please note: students educated outside of the United States CANNOT apply as a visiting or non-degree student. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Summer I 2023 application deadline has passed and we will no longer accept applications for that specific session. Please consider applying for the upcoming Summer II, Smmer III, or Fall 2023 semesters.

We will only process one application per term.  Please do not apply multiple times as it slows the processing time.   Generally speaking we start processing applications 1.5 months before the start of the term.

Due to complications caused by COVID-19, the office of admissions is currently unable to accept applications by mail. Please apply using the methods below.

There are three possibilities:

1.    The E-Permit: Designed for current CUNY students, the E-permit enables you to study on a CUNY campus other than your home campus. Apply for the E-Permit

2.    Non-degree: You can apply to attend John Jay College as a visiting non-degree student. Non-degree students are not entitled to receive any financial aid and pay a higher rate of tuition than degree students. Interested students must complete the application to qualify.

3.    Auditing: If you are a New York State resident 60 years of age or older and have completed high school, you may attend John Jay College as an auditor for undergraduate courses. There is a 2 course limit per semester. Senior citizen auditors pay $80 per semester and can enroll on a non-credit, space available basis. To qualify to audit courses, complete the application.  

Once your application has been processed, you will receive notification about registering for your courses. Registration is on a space-available basis. Please note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to register for courses of your choosing. Course priority is given to John Jay College matriculated students. Registration for non-degree students will begin approximately one month prior to the start of the semester.  Registration for senior auditors will begin approximately one week prior to the start of the semester.