First & Second Semester Freshmen Advisement

Welcome, Bloodhounds! We are so happy to have you at John Jay and hope that your first year of college is proving to be a productive and enjoyable one!

Preparing for Advisement

As a freshman, advisement is mandatory! Your assigned Academic Advisor will reach out to you to schedule a small group advisement session where you will discuss your current courses, career goals, experiential learning opportunities, and future course selection.

Making the Most of Your Time at John Jay

What you do outside of the classroom is just as important as what you do inside of it.  Learn more about the various fun and interesting ways that you can gain valuable real-world experience, explore a hobby or interest, and make important connections!

  • Learn more about John Jay's Center for Career and Professional Development and the ways you can gain experience geared towards your career interest.  Watch this video tutorial on how to access John Jay Careers Online to schedule an appointment with a Career Counselor and sign up for events and workshops such as resume and cover letter building, mock interviewing, and the Career & Internship Fair. 
  • It's never too early to start thinking about the ways you can gain real world experience and develop your skill set! Experiential Learning Opportunities, such as internships and on-campus leadership roles, can do just that.
  • Connect with students who share similar interests and passions by joining a Student Organization.

First Year Support

You're never alone at John Jay! Interested in tutoring for your math course? Have questions about writing a paper in MLA format? Need to speak with someone about your financial aid? There is an office that can help with all these things and more!

Course Registration Resources

Course enrollment for winter and spring begins in November and summer and fall in April. In order to have the widest selection of courses to choose from, it is best to start preparing early!

  • View the College Bulletin to review general education requirements, major and minor requirements, read course descriptions, and become familiar with academic policies.
  • Keep track of important deadlines each semester by viewing the Academic Calendar.
  • Need a refresher when it comes to enrolling in courses? Check out the video below which shows you how to add, drop, and swap courses on CUNY First.