Congratulations on your acceptance to the Class of 2017!
This Admitted Student Web site contains information about our program and the next steps you need to take to secure your place in the Class of 2017. The information on this site should help answer any questions that you have, but please do not hesitate to contact the Office of Admissions if you have any questions: email@example.com.
Please make sure to complete the Intent to Enroll Form (password: jschool) and mail a non-refundable $300 tuition deposit (check or money order only) payable to the CUNY Graduate Center to secure your seat in the class, please submit to us by Monday, May 2, 2016.
Admitted Student Open House
Sunday, April 10: You may view the open house schedule online. If you are unable to attend the admitted student open house, we are streaming the event live on our website. For those unable to watch the open house live, it will be archived online.
Please submit the RSVP for Class of 2017 Open House form (password: jschool) to let us know if you’re able to attend.
Join the Class of 2017 Facebook Group
We invite you to join the Class of 2017 Facebook Group we have created to provide another opportunity for information exchange among admitted candidates for Class of 2017 and J-School alums, students and faculty. The Facebook group will help serve as a resource to continue gathering information and insights about the opportunities the program may offer you in your educational and career pursuits.
The Class of 2017 Facebook Group is closed, which means anyone can see the group and its members, but only members can post and see posts, and comment on updates, chat with everyone at once, schedule group events, create shared docs, and more. Members no longer interested in the Group may always leave the Group at any time.
Visit the CUNY J-school
If you are unable to attend the admitted student open house, but would like to visit the campus, please contact the Office of Admissions to schedule a visit to campus: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may check out the class schedule online, if you would like to attend a class while you’re in town. You may also view our faculty bios on our website if you would like to schedule an appointment to chat with faculty.
Attend Upcoming Events
Please contact the Office of Admissions at email@example.com if you would like to attend any of our upcoming events.
We create a listserv for the Class of 2017 to communicate with each other over the summer. Students utilize this resource to discuss housing, insight into NYC neighborhoods, and to learn more about the students in their class prior to August. Below are a few resources for finding housing:
Required Documents for class registration
(any part missing from the list below will place a ‘hold’ on your Banner account and you will be unable to register for courses)
- Immunization Records
- Official Transcripts from ALL previous institutions of higher education
- International Students MUST schedule a meeting with the Office of International Students to complete necessary immigration process
Visit the site here to get updates on the technical requirements for your class.
Required Personal Property Insurance
Starting in August, you’re going to become very familiar with the equipment room. This department is amply supplied with many of the hardware pieces you will need to produce your work.
Unfortunately, equipment gets lost or damaged. To avoid charging students the cost of replacing equipment that could run into the hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, the school has partnered with an insurance company that is offering students coverage on equipment students borrow, as well as students’ own property.
Please note this isn’t an optional charge. ALL incoming students are required to purchase this insurance or show proof of equivalent coverage before you can check out equipment. Proof of insurance must be given to the equipment room before the staff will check out equipment. Find more information here.
Financial Aid Office
Please check out our financial aid website to learn more about paying for J-school.
If you have any further questions, please contact our financial aid manager, Ray Villalona at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 212.817.7460, or skype: rmac0719. If you’re unable to reach him, please contact Phyllis Schulz at email@example.com, phone 212.817.7460.
All students are strongly advised to have some form of health and accident coverage, as medical costs in the U.S. are high. International students still living overseas are urged to arrange for insurance in their home countries to provide coverage in the U.S., at least until an alternative plan can be arranged. The university furnishes information to help students choose an insurance plan either to continue coverage or provide new coverage. Visit CUNY’s health insurance page and read the Graduate Center’s Health Insurance Guidebook for more assistance.
The Office of International Students provides information and assistance to students from outside the United States. This office issues Certificates of Eligibility and advises students regarding immigration regulations for the F and J immigration categories. Admissions candidates must submit completed Eligibility Forms and supporting documentation. Please contactx the Office of International Students for information and assistance: firstname.lastname@example.org.,1.212.817.7490 (voice); 1.212.817.1626 (fax).
Below are the mandatory orientation dates for all enrolling students. The schedule will be updated here throughout the summer as well as emailed to you as the dates approach. Feel free to reach out to student services if you have any questions about orientation: Director, Yahaira Castro: email@example.com, Assistant Director, Christa Noelle: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student Orientation (open to any student not born in the U.S.) – Please RSVP here by August 1st of your intent to attend:
- Tuesday August 9 – 11
Incoming Student Orientation (required of ALL students entering in the Fall 2016):
- Monday August 15 – Tuesday August 23
Get a buddy!
The Jschool offers a peer mentor program for incoming students. Fill out this form and you will be paired with a third semester student in June/July who can help you navigate the transition.
Individual classes may end earlier than stated here but good guide for planning travel.