Student Supports & Academic Success

Student Supports & Academic Success

Transfer students require a range of different supports to succeed: not only help transferring credits and tackling coursework, but also help navigating a new campus, building relationships with peers and faculty, and planning a path from their classes to a future career.

The Humanities Transfer Pathway supports students in all steps of this process. We coordinate with the CUNY Justice Academy to help community college students transfer into John Jay humanities majors with guaranteed admission and a range of supports, from peer success coaches to tuition remission for summer classes. 

We also coordinate a team of Peer Leaders who were themselves humanities transfer stduents. Our Peer Leaders help transfers develop a community of co-thinkers in their major, and conduct outreach at community colleges to invite students to explore a humanities degree.  

With partnered community colleges, the Humanities Transfer Pathway arranges articulation agreements between humanities B.A. programs and liberal arts A.A. programs, making it easier for students to transfer with their general education requirements fulfilled. Our "degree maps" help students make informed choices about which courses to take at the community college and John Jay, in order to complete a humanities bachelors in just four semesters after transfer. 

Partner Articulation Agreement Degree Map
BMCC Liberal Arts A.A. to English B.A. Link
BMCC Liberal Arts A.A. to Global History B.A. Link
BMCC Liberal Arts A.A. to Philosophy B.A. Link
BMCC Liberal Arts A.A. to Humanities and Justice B.A. Link

(More partner documentation coming soon.)

We also support initiatives at John Jay to integrate elements of experiential learning and applied humanities into the humanities curriculum. Recent efforts include a "Humanities in Action" workshop helping students connect humanities knowledge to real-world issues and career paths, and a pending internship course for upper-division students.