Newly Admitted In-service Students

Newly Admitted In-service Students

Congratulations!  You've been admitted to the In-service Program at John Jay College.  Please refer to the checklist below to begin registering for the Spring 2023 semester:

Step 1.  Submit Immunization Records/COVID-19 Vaccine

Students can submit the immunization form to the John Jay College Student Health Center at:

Please visit for details and to download the form. The Health Office will review the documents and contact you directly if any additional information is required.

In order to attend in-person/hybrid courses and access the campus for student services, CUNY requires all students to be fully vaccinated (two weeks beyond their last vaccine shot).


Upload your COVID -19 documents if you have not already done so.


• You must upload your CDC COVID-19 vaccination card or a medical exemption or religious exception request into CUNYfirst. Medical exemptions and religious exceptions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis; they are not automatically granted.

• Here is a step-by-step video on how to upload your Vaccination Documents 

• Here are step-by-step written instructions on how to upload your Vaccination Documents


Here are some tips to complete the upload:

• Please make sure that you upload both dose information on the upload. You have to put the information in for the 1st dose and then, once completed, you have to hit the blue “+” button which is on the top right of that box. Then, you need to upload the 2nd dose information. If you got a J&J shot, you just need to upload 1 dose information.


• DO NOT CHECK the EXCELSIOR PASS attestation box. If you do, you must be able to provide a screen-shot of your NYS Excelsior pass. You do not need to take this step.


• Please include your full name and EMPLID number ({#EMPLID#}) when you email the health Office or the campus LVA.


Exceptions to the vaccination requirement are available if you have a medical contraindication or sincere religious belief that prevents you from receiving a Covid-19 vaccine. More information about exemptions is available in the FAQs.


Failure to upload your COVID-19 vaccine verification or request a medical/religious exemption will result in you being blocked from registration.


Please visit the #VaxUpCUNY webpage for information on where to get a free shot near you, and CUNY’s policies. If you have any questions or other concerns regarding vaccination and attending in-person classes, please do not hesitate to reach out to Student Health Services Office at


Step 2.  Activate Your CUNYfirst Account

All students are required to register online via CUNYfirst. CUNYfirst gives students access to register for classes, view schedule and grades, etc.

You may activate your CUNYfirst account by clicking here and clicking on “New User” and following the prompts. Once you successfully complete this process, an 8-digit EMPL ID (CUNY ID) will be generated.  Please keep your EMPL ID number readily available at all times, as your EMPL ID will be used in lieu of your social security number.  

Step 3.  Setup Your New John Jay Email

Click here to access your John Jay student email account. John Jay College will be communicating with you using your new John Jay email account. You may forward your John Jay emails to your personal email or change your “primary” email on CUNYfirst. If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact the Help Desk at 212-237-8200.

Step 4.  View Your Credit Evaluation and Official Transcripts

Course credit evaluations and unofficial transcripts may be viewed by accessing CUNYfirst. Please allow 2 - 3 weeks after receiving the admission acceptance, for all transcripts to be evaluated. Students may send any missing transcripts to the following email address:

If you have any questions regarding transcripts and/or credits, please contact the Office of Academic Credit Evaluation at

Step 5.  Schedule An Appointment With Your Academic Advisor

After all transcripts are submitted and evaluated, you should schedule an appointment with your academic advisor. If you would like to make an appointment with Liz Bracey, please contact the Academic Advisement Center at


Step 6.  Register For Classes

After your immunization records have been cleared and have received academic advisement, you may begin registering for courses:

To search for courses, follow the instructions below:

  • Login to CUNYfirst
  • Go to Student Center
  • In the upper right corner, select the Search for Classes
  • Select the drop down box to select John Jay College for your institution
  • Select the correct term Spring 2023
  • To search for the courses, you may choose the Course Subject, Course Number (i.e. CRJ 101, POL 101, etc.), and/or Course Career 
  • Make note of the 5-digit registration code (you will need this in order to register)
To begin registering, follow the instructions below:
  • On the Student Center page in the Academics section, click Enroll
  • Select the term Spring 2023
  • Click Continue
  • Enter the 5-digit class number within the Enter Class Nbr box
  • Click Enter
  • Click Next
  • To add another class, enter the 5-digit class number for the next class, then click Proceed to Step 2 of 3
  • Verify that the classes are correct.  If they are, click Finish Enrolling
  • You may view your schedule by clicking on My Class Schedule
**If you are having technical difficulties, please contact the Help Desk at 212-237-8200**


Step 7.  Additional Tuition Discounts

Non-supervisory rankings may be eligible for a $100 tuition waiver.  Visit the Tuition Discounts and Academic Benefits page to learn more.

Step 8.  Military Veteran Services

Military veterans may contact Chrissy Pacheco via email at for financial aid information.

Students with questions regarding registration or any other items on this checklist may contact the Office of Admissions at