2016-2017 Graduate Bulletin


General Procedures

Students register using CUNYfirst, the College’s online registration tool. New graduate students attend an academic advisement session prior to registration and a new student orientation prior to the first day of classes.

A fee of $15 is charged for late registration. Tuition and fees are payable at the time of registration. All registration is subject to the limits of course availability and to sufficiency of enrollment.

The Schedule of Classes, listing class meeting hours and instructors, is available in the preceding spring for the fall semester and in early November for the spring semester on the College’s website: www.jjay.cuny.edu. It also contains registration and enrollment policies and procedures.

Students are reminded that outstanding financial obligations and John Jay Library or CUNY Interlibrary fines must be cleared before registration. Students may be barred from registration and/or graduation until these obligations are fulfilled.

Immunization Requirements

To attend college in New York State, proof of immunization is required prior to registration. John Jay College ensures that students comply with New York State Public Health Laws. This law requires that all new college students, born on or after January 1, 1957, provide proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR). Please contact the John Jay College Health Office for further information: healthoffice@jjay.cuny.edu.

Late Registration

Students who register for courses during late registration are responsible for all work assigned from the beginning of the term; they are also subject to the instructor’s attendance policy, beginning with the first class meeting of the semester. Syllabi may be reviewed in the Office of Graduate Studies, enabling late registrants to purchase texts and complete first and second week assignments.

Independent Study

In addition to engaging in formal coursework, graduate students may enroll in an independent study course under the direction of a faculty mentor, which consists of student-initiated projects and directed readings related to their specific master’s program. Independent study enables students to pursue a specialized topic and assists in achieving competence in self-directed learning. Students are limited to one independent study course (3 credits) during their graduate program. To register for an independent study course, a student must have completed 12 graduate credits with a minimum index of 3.30 and obtained the approval of a full-time faculty member who will serve as mentor. Students must also complete the Independent Study Request Form, which is available on the Jay Stop website: http://jstop.jjay.cuny.edu.

Permit Students

All City University of New York permit students must apply via the ePermit system at www.jjay.cuny.edu. John Jay College graduate students wishing to enroll in courses at other colleges of The City University of New York may do so with the permission of the appropriate graduate program director or the Dean of Graduate Studies and the appropriate authority at the other institution. These courses, upon satisfactory completion, will be credited toward the degree. Grades received for graduate courses at other colleges are computed in the student’s grade point average.

Students from other CUNY colleges wishing to enroll in graduate courses at John Jay may do so on recommendation of their college and with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies. At the time of registration, they must file a statement from the registrar of their college certifying to their matriculation in the graduate program and giving them permission to pursue specific graduate courses at John Jay.