Graduate Checklist

Graduate Checklist

Congratulations on your admission to the Graduate NYPD Leadership Program.  Please refer to the checklist below to begin registering for the Fall 2018 semester:

New Graduate Student Checklist

Submit Immunization Records

Students may not register until the immunization records are received. If you attended a CUNY college within the past 10 years, you are not required to resubmit your immunization records. You may access CUNYfirst to determine if you are required to submit your immunization records (see step 2). If you do not have an Immunization Record hold, you may begin registering by skipping to step 2, to activate your CUNYfirst account.

If you are required to submit your immunization records, you may click here to download the Immunization Record Form. You may fax the records to the Wellness Center at 212-237-8026.  Please follow-up with the Wellness Center to confirm receipt at 212-237-8053.

Acceptable proof of immunity may include:

• Immunization cards from childhood (yellow card), signed and stamped
• Immunization records from college, high school or other schools you attended
• Signed and stamped immunization record from your health care provider or clinic
• Students born after 1994 who were raised in New York City can check the Citywide Immunization Registry for their records by calling 311
• Copy of lab report, (also known as titer or serology), showing immunity to measles, mumps and rubella
• Proof of honorable discharge from the armed services within 10 years from the date of application will enable the student to attend school pending actual receipt of the immunization records from the armed services

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. Your EMPL ID will be used in lieu of your social security number. 

Register For Classes

Students interested in enrolling in a master's degree program, are encouraged to register for the courses that will apply to their desired degree program (visit the Applicability of Courses to Degree Program to learn more). Students with questions regarding registration may contact the NYPD Leadership Program Director, Christel Lytwyn at or the NYPD Leadership Administrative Assistant, Rockel Corbett at

To begin registering, refer to the schedule below and conduct the following steps:

• Log into CUNYfirst via  
• From the Enterprise Menu, select the “HR/Campus solutions” link
• Click on “student center” (located on the first row under “self service”, 2nd rubric)
• On the page in the section, click the “enroll” link
• Select the term “Spring 2018”
• 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 the “proceed to step 2 of 3” button
• Verify that the classes are correct. If they are correct, click the “finish enrolling” button
• 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**

Additional Tuition Discount

Police Officer rankings enrolled in a master's degree program are eligible for a one-time course tuition waiver, when registering for a course outside the program.  Students may use this one time only.  Visit the Tuition Discounts and Academic Benefits page to learn more.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will receive an email to pick up your textbooks 2-3 days prior to the start of classes. Students who did not activate their John Jay student email will not receive the textbook information.

Receiving Your Textbook(s)

All students registered for the NYPD Leadership Program will receive an email at their John Jay College email address 2 - 3 days prior to the start of the semester with information on when and where to pick up your textbooks.