Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How many classes can I take per semester

You may register for one leadership class per semester within the NYPD Leadership Program and may take any additional courses outside of the program.

Which are the required courses?

Click here to learn more about the undergraduate and graduate non-degree curriculum.

How many semesters will I need to complete the program?

The completion of the program is contingent on the amount of credits you register per semester.  For instance, if you complete two classes per semester, you may complete the program in one academic year.

What is included in the tuition-free program?

The Program covers the tuition, student technology fees and textbooks costs for four classes (12 credits total).  Click here to learn more about the courses that are covered by the program.

When is the last day to drop a course?

The last day to drop courses varies per semester. Please refer to the college calendar to view the last day to drop a course via CUNYfirst.

How can I activate my John Jay email?

You may activate or access your john jay email by clicking here.

I work for the NYPD, but I am not a Uniformed Member of the Service (UMOS). Am I still eligible?

Only active NYPD UMOS are eligible for the NYPD Leadership Program. You may however, apply to John Jay College, by completing the online CUNY application by clicking here.  Once you are admitted into John Jay College, you may submit your official transcript for an evaluation by sending it to

Do you offer Leadership Program courses online?

No. The courses are conducted on-campus on Fridays only.

How can I transfer my credits?

Students are required to submit all official post-secondary and agency transcripts with your application. 

How do I readmit?

Returning students may click here to learn more about returning to John Jay College.

Are UMOS waived from application fee?

Undergraduate students are required to pay the $70 application fee.  Graduate non-degree students are waived from the application fee.  Undergraduate veterans may provide their DD 214 to be waived from the undergraduate application.

Do the NYPD Leadership Program courses go towards my degree?

All credits earned in the NYPD Leadership Program go towards a bachelor’s degree of your choice. A student matriculating in a graduate program may apply their credits to a graduate program. Click here to learn more about the applicability of courses to degree program at the graduate level.

How many credits will be accepted from the Police Academy?

You may be awarded up to 36 credits for recruitment academy training.  Additional credits may be awarded for post recruitment training.

How many credits will be accepted from my previous college?

You may be awarded up to 90 credits from a post-secondary institution, including the academy training.