About The CUNY Justice Academy

By enrolling in a degree program in the CUNY Justice Academy, you receive dual admission into one of the CUNY Community Colleges and John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The first 60 credits are taken at a community college, with the final 60 credits taken at John Jay. This means that when you complete the first 60 credits and meet the Community College program and graduation requirements, you not only receive an Associate's Degree from the college, but you are guaranteed acceptance to John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Once there, you will be on the fast track to completing your Bachelor's Degree.

Becoming a CUNY Justice Academy Student @ Queensborough Community College

By majoring in Criminal Justice (CJ), Computer Science and Information Security(CSS) Forensic Science (FOS) or Forensic Accounting(AF) at Queensborough Community College, students are automatically part of the CUNY Justice Academy. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, students will receive an Associate's Degree from Queensborough Community College, and are also rewarded with the option of guaranteed acceptance to John Jay. Once at John Jay, you will be on track to complete your Bachelor's Degree.

Transfer Time Line For CUNY Justice Academy Students

CUNY Justice Academy students at QCC are enrolled in one of the Dual/Joint Degree Programs listed below:

Students in these programs do NOT need to apply to transfer to John Jay College. They will, instead, need to respond to an invitation from John Jay inviting them to transition for the following semester. Invitations will be sent via email to all students enrolled in these programs who meet graduation requirements.

  • Fall graduates will be contacted in mid- to late-October.
  • Spring graduates will be contacted in mid- to late-March.

For more information about the transition process, contact the Transfer Resource Center or the QCC/John Jay College Academic Adviser at John Jay.

Transitioning to John Jay

  • CUNY Justice Academy students are guaranteed admission to John Jay provided they meet the minimum entrance requirements:Be skills-certified in Math and English (remediation free)

    • Graduate with their Associate's Degree in the selected majors;

    • Obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 for Criminal Justice (CJ), Forensic Accounting (AF) and Computer Science and Information Security (CSS),

      2.5 in math and science courses for Forensic Science (SF) or

      2.0 if previously dismissed from John Jay College

  • CUNY Justice Academy (CJA) students do not have to fill out a CUNY Transfer Application or pay a committee fee.

  • Graduating students will receive an email invitation from the CUNY Justice Academy, requesting their confirmation to start in John Jay for the upcoming semester. Fall graduates will receive an email in mid-October and spring graduates will receive an email in mid-March.

  • Once you have confirmed your intentions of enrolling into John Jay, the CUNY Justice Academy team will begin evaluating student transcripts. This process can take up to eight weeks.

  • Once courses have been evaluated, students will be contacted to register for their John Jay classes.

Contact Us

To learn more about the degree programs in the CUNY Justice Academy at Queensborough Community College contact the Faculty Program Coordinators.

Business Academy

Business Department
Administration Building, Room 405
Accounting for Forensic Accounting A.S
Prof. Kelly Ford
718-631-6245

S.T.E.M Academy

Chemistry Department
Science Building, Room 408
Science for Forensics A.S.
Dr. Sasan Karimi
Dr. Kevin Kolack
Dr. Paris Svoronos
718-281-6280

Department of Engineering Technology
Tech Building, Room 20C
Computer Science and Information Security A.S.
Dr. Belle Birchfield
718-631-6207

Liberal Arts Academy

Social Sciences Department
Medical Arts Building, Room 104
Criminal Justice A.S.
Dr. Celia Sporer
718-631-6062


For information about CUNY Justice Academy and transfer procedures from Queensborough Community College to John Jay College, contact Ms. Renée Rhodd, Director of the Transfer Resource Center at 718-631-6027 or via email at rrhodd@qcc.cuny.edu

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