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  • New Students

    What to Know

    You must meet at least one of these requirements to become a new student:

    • 18 years of age
    • A high school graduate (or soon-to-be graduate)
    • Earned your GED
       

    If you are under 18, you can apply as an Early Admission Student. View our "High School Student" tab below. 

    How to Apply

    1. Complete a JJC application.
       

    JJC Application

    What to Do After You Apply

    1. After 24-72 hours, set up your JJC username and password by visiting the ID/username/password page.
    2. Ask your high school to send us your official, sealed high school transcript or high school equivalency record (GED, HiSET, TASC). Transcripts can be sent to admissions@jjc.edu
    3. Visit our Admitted Students page and follow all of the steps.
       

    Admitted Students Page

    Nursing, Vet Tech, Sonography and Radiology Students

    These programs require a second application. See our Health and Occupational Sciences Students information below.

  • New Students with Earned College Credit

    What to Know

    If you are a first-time student at JJC, but have earned at least 12 credit hours at another college or university, you are considered a New Student with Earned College Credit. 

    How to Apply

    1. Complete a JJC application.
       

    JJC Application

    What to Do After You Apply

    1. After 24-72 hours, set up your JJC username and password by visiting the ID/username/password page.
    2. To make sure that your credits from your former college transfer to JJC:
    3. Visit our Admitted Students page and follow all of the steps.
       

    Admitted Students Page

    Nursing, Vet Tech, Sonography and Radiology Students

    These programs require a second application. See our Health and Occupational Sciences Students information below.

  • Former Students

    What to Know

    You are considered a former student if you have:

    • taken classes at JJC (excluding Dual Credit) and
    • more than one year has passed since the end of your most recent semester
       

    All former students must apply to JJC again.

    How to Apply

    1. Complete a JJC application.
       

    JJC Application

    What to Do After You Apply

    1. After 24-72 hours, set up your JJC username and password by visiting the ID/username/password page.
    2. Make sure the JJC Admissions Office has a copy of all of your relevant transcripts. Questions? Email admissions@jjc.edu.
    3. Visit our Admitted Students page and follow all necessary steps. Then, schedule an appointment with a JJC advisor. Call (815) 280-2673.
       

    Admitted Students Page

    Nursing, Vet Tech, Sonography and Radiology Students

    These programs require a second application. See our Health and Occupational Sciences Students information below.

  • Veteran/Military

    What to Know

    If you are a veteran or military member, you can take advantage of several benefits. You will need to submit a Request for Benefits Form for each semester that you attend JJC.  

    Learn More About Veterans Benefits 
    See the Veterans Handbook

    How to Apply

    1. Complete a JJC application.
       

    JJC Application

    What to Do After You Apply

    1. After 24-72 hours, set up your JJC username and password by visiting the ID/username/password page.
    2. Ask your high school to send us your official, sealed high school transcript or high school equivalency record (GED, HiSET, TASC). Transcripts can be sent to admissions@jjc.edu
    3. Visit our Admitted Students page and follow all of the steps.
       

    Admitted Students Page

    JJC's Veterans Resource Center (VRC)

    The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) provides assistance and guidance to student veterans as they go through college. The VRC helps foster a welcoming campus culture and ensures that veterans have access to a quality education in a supportive environment. 

    The VRC is committed to providing veterans and their families with the support they need to transition from military service to the college environment.

    The VRC is located at Main Campus in Room C-1039. An appointment with the Veterans Coordinator may be set up on an individually requested basis at (815) 280-2966 or email VeteransBenefits@jjc.edu.

    Learn More About the VRC

    Nursing, Vet Tech, Sonography and Radiology Students

    These programs require a second application. See our Health and Occupational Sciences Students information below.

  • Undocumented/DACA Students

    What to Know

    Undocumented students are welcome at JJC! Students must meet the requirements and follow the directions listed below.

    How to Apply if You Have a Social Security Number

    1. Complete a JJC application.


    JJC Application

    How to Apply if You Do Not Have a Social Security Number

    1. Call (815) 280-6709 or email omsa@jjc.edu for assistance.
       

    What to Do After You Apply

    1. After 24-72 hours, set up your JJC username and password by visiting the ID/username/password page.
    2. Ask your high school to send us your official, sealed high school transcript or high school equivalency record (GED, HiSET, TASC). Transcripts can be sent to admissions@jjc.edu
    3. Visit our Admitted Students page and follow all of the steps.


    Puedes llamar (815) 280-6888 para recibir respuestas a tus preguntas en español.

    Undocumented Student Resources
    Información en Español

    Residency Policy Change

    The JJC Board of Trustees revised the residency policy (Reference No. 3.2.1-3.2.5) to include non-citizen applicants in August 2014.

    The policy states that undocumented students can attend JJC at an in-district tuition rate as long as they have lived in District 525 for at least 30 days before the start of the semester. 

    Nursing, Vet Tech, Sonography and Radiology Students

    These programs require a second application. See our Health and Occupational Sciences Students information below.

  • Guest Students

    What to Know

    If you want to take JJC classes for a semester to transfer back to your four-year school, you're considered a guest student. Typically, four-year university students do this in the summer to save money and get ahead.

    How to Apply

    1. Complete a JJC application. Under "Educational Goals," select "I only plan to complete one or several courses." Under "Select a Degree/Certificate," select "Non-Degree Seeking."
       

    JJC Application

    What to Do After You Apply

    1. After 24-72 hours, set up your JJC username and password by visiting the ID/username/password page.
    2. If the course(s) you want to take have prerequisites required (and you've already taken them at your primary institution), send an email  to gueststudents@jjc.edu that includes the following: 
      • Your name
      • Your JJC student ID
      • The course name, the course number and the section number for all classes you want to take
      • An attached copy of your unofficial transcript
    3. Within two business days, you'll receive information from JJC about whether or not your prerequisite was met. If so, a waiver will be entered into the system and you will be able to register online.
    4. Visit our Admitted Students page and follow all of the steps.
       

    Want to Meet with an Advisor? 

    Guest students are welcome to meet with JJC advisors. Before meeting with an advisor, please submit your unofficial transcripts for review to gueststudents@jjc.edu and let us know your goals for meeting with an advisor. Then, schedule an appointment by calling 815-280-2673.


    Online Registration

    If you have questions about registering for classes, call 815-744-2200 or email wwwreg@jjc.edu.

    To Register Online:

    1. Visit MyJJC.
    2. Log in.
    3. Navigate to the "Self-Service Menu" and click on "Register & View Schedule."
    4. Select "Register for Classes" and on the right column choose "Search and Register for Sections."


    Questions? Watch our video on how to Register and Drop Classes.

  • High School Students

    What to Know

    See if you fit into one of these categories.

    • Home-Educated Student: Attend JJC after you complete your homeschool curriculum.
    • January/Early Grads: Get a jump-start on earning college credit.
    • Preparing for University during the Summer: Take a summer course and transfer the credits to the college/university you'll attend in the fall.
    • Early Entry: Students age 17 or younger who receive permission from their high school can take JJC classes early. Students should meet with their high school counselor to learn more. 
       

    How to Apply

    1. Complete a JJC application.
       

    JJC Application

    How to Apply (Early Entry Students Only)

    Students must complete the following steps no later than 14 days prior to the first day of the semester.

    1. Discuss this with your high school counselor.
    2. Complete an early entry enrollment form (PDF). Then, submit this form to the JJC Admissions Office. Email admissions@jjc.edu or mail to JJC Admissions Office, 1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL 60431.
    3. Complete a JJC application.
       

    Note: At its discretion, JJC may request to interview any applicant for the Early Entry Program. Placement testing may be required at the discretion of the department chairperson or the appropriate Dean.

     

     

    What to Do After You Apply

    1. After 24-72 hours, set up your JJC username and password by visiting the ID/username/password page.
    2. Ask your high school to send us your official, sealed high school transcript or high school equivalency record (GED, HiSET, TASC). Transcripts can be sent to admissions@jjc.edu
    3. Visit our Admitted Students page and follow all of the steps.
       

    Admitted Students Page

    Nursing, Vet Tech, Sonography and Radiology Students

    These programs require a second application. See our Health and Occupational Sciences Students information below.

  • High School Students - Dual Credit

    What to Know

    Current high school students can enroll in selected courses to receive both high school and college credit at the same time. Dual Credit classes are as demanding as a typical college course. 

    How to Apply 

    1. Speak to your counselor or teacher about Dual Credit class options.
    2. View the list of Dual Credit courses available at your high school.
    3. Fill out the Dual Credit Student Application.
      • When filling out the application, choose the correct semester.
      • Under "Educational Goals," select "I only plan to complete one or several courses."
      • Under "Reason for Attending JJC," select "Other."

    JJC Dual Credit Student Application

    What to Do After You Apply

    1. Look up your JJC ID number and emailYou will need this to register for placement exams and Dual Credit courses.
    2. If your counselor or teacher asked you to register for the Accuplacer or ALEKS placement exams, visit our Testing Services page to make your appointment. Confirmation of your appointment will be sent to your JJC email address.

    Questions?

  • Parents of Students

    What to Know

    Learn About JJC and How to Support Your Student

    How to Apply

    1. Encourage your student to fill out a JJC application.
       

    JJC Application

    What to Do After Your Student Applies

    Visit our Admitted Students page with your student and follow all of the steps.

    Admitted Students Page

    Nursing, Vet Tech, Sonography and Radiology Students

    These programs require a second application. See our Health and Occupational Sciences Students information below.

  • International Students

    What to Know

    JJC proudly accepts international students from all over the world. Want to learn more about becoming an international student? Email Intlstudent@jjc.edu or complete the online request form.

    International Students: Get Started

    How to Apply (with an F-1 Visa)

    These steps are only applicable to those with an F-1 visa or those who need sponsorship on an F-1 visa. 

    After you are accepted as a student to JJC, you will be qualified to receive an I-20, which is required for students to apply for an F-1 visa.

    1. Submit an International Student Application. On the application, you will find a Checklist that will help you keep track of when your admissions package is complete.
    2. Once you complete the application, email it to intlstudent@jjc.edu or mail to: Joliet Junior College, International Student Services Office, 1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL 60431.


    International Student Application

    How to Apply (without an F-1 Visa)

    If you hold a valid visa status other than F-1 and you have a social security number, then apply to JJC as a new student, following these instructions.  

    If you hold a valid visa status other than F-1 and you do not have a social security number, then call (815) 280-6709 or email omsa@jjc.edu to ask about next steps.

    What to Do After You Apply

    1. You must send the following original English proficiency test scores to JJC.
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Score: Minimum scores must meet or exceed a 60 iBT. TOEFL information can be found at ETS. JJC's destination code is 1346 to send transcripts.
      • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Score: Minimum score must meet or exceed a 6.0 (IELTS)
      • PTE Academic: Minimum score must meet or exceed a 44.  https://pearsonpte.com/ 
      • iTEP Academic Plus: Minimum score must meet or exceed a 3.7.  https://www.itepexam.com/
      • Native English Speakers: If you are a citizen of an English-speaking country as identified by the U.S. government, you do not need to submit test scores.
      • Current International High School Students: If you're attending high school in the U.S. on an F-1 visa, you may submit ACT or SAT scores in lieu of the English Proficiency exam scores. 
      • Current International Students From Another College or University: If you're already attending college in the U.S. on an F-1 visa, you  may be exempt from submitting English Language Proficiency scores, except when transferring from an Intensive English Language Training/ESL program.
    2. You must submit the following academic transcripts to JJC.
      • To prove U.S. high school equivalency: Students must provide official transcripts in a sealed envelope or proof of high school equivalency (GED). If high school was not completed within the U.S., then the transcript(s) must include a certified English translation. JJC reserves the right to request additional evaluation by a third-party service such as Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES), at the expense of the student, if necessary.
      • To prove college/university equivalency: If the student completed college level courses abroad, JJC will only accept 'course-by-course' credential evaluations conducted by a NACES approved organization such as ECE or WES. 
        • If some college/university credits were completed within the U.S., then the student should submit an official transcript in a sealed/signed envelope.
    3. Photocopy of passport
      • End date on passport must be valid for at least six months into the future.  Include photocopies of any F-2 dependents that will also be accompanying the F-1 visa holder.

    Requesting an I-20

    1. All prospective students must submit financial documentation certifying immediate access to funding for at least one academic year of their studies pursuant to 8 CFR § 214.2
    2. A student and/or sponsor(s) must submit an official original bank letter on bank letterhead certifying the account holder's name, type of account, current balance, and the date the statement or letter was issued.  Information contained in the document should be in English, however, the currency does not need to be converted into U.S. dollars.  The bank account being used for evidence of financial support may be in a sponsor's name and a student may have multiple sponsors.  Financial documents must be no more than six months old at the time of submission.  Download a sample bank letter (PDF)
    3. Student must complete and submit an Affidavit of Support.  Types of financial documents that can and cannot be accepted are listed on the Affidavit of Support.  
    4. Additional documentation only for those students transferring to JJC from a U.S. high school or college/university:
      • Copies of all previous I-20s issued to you as an F-1 visa holder
      • All U.S. high school or college transcripts.  Include a copy of all high school/college transcripts from each U.S. institution attended. 
      • International Transfer-In Form (PDF)
        • Must be completed by the student as well as the student's current Designated School Official (DSO) upon acceptance to JJC. 
    5. Completed documents may be sent to the International Student Services office at intlstudent@jjc.edu

    Change of Status

    If you are already in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa type other than F-1, you will need to change your immigration status to F-1 in order to enroll in classes towards earning a degree from JJC.  For further assistance and information regarding the change of status process, please contact the International Student Services office at intlstudent@jjc.edu or (815) 280-2870.

    Important Deadlines & Information for All Prospective Students

    Please note the deadline dates below for complete applications and all supporting documentation: 

    Fall Semester Deadlines: 
    • New Student: June 1
    • Transferring F-1 Student: July 1

    Spring Semester Deadlines: 
    • New Student: November 1
    • Transferring F-1 Student: December 1


    Learn more about JJC's International Students program. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

    JJC provides access to third party links and information as a courtesy to our students. The College claims no responsibility for the content, reliability and/or activities of this linked, third-party website(s).

    Nursing, Vet Tech, Sonography and Radiology Students

    These programs require a second application. See our Health and Occupational Sciences Students information below.

  • Continuing Education Students

    Continuing Education Classes

    JJC offers non-credit Continuing Education and courses for those with special interests. Students of all ages can register for these classes without filling out a JJC application.

    Learn More About Continuing Education Classes 

Health and Occupational Science Students

The following programs require you to fill out a second application (and meet additional admissions criteria). Make sure to complete a JJC application first, before applying to these programs.

  • Nursing (Application opens Feb. 1-15 and June 1-15)
  • LPN to RN Transition program (Application opens March 1-15 and Aug. 1-15)
  • Radiologic Technology (Application opens each November)
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Application opens each May)
  • Veterinary Medical Technology (Application opens March 1 - June 1)

Nursing Program

  • Admissions Criteria

    Learn More About Nursing


    Nursing Admission Requirements

    Students must:

    • Meet residency requirements.
    • Complete the JJC Application.
    • Submit official transcripts from any college/education training program attended before the nursing application deadline (if applicable).
    • Have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in prerequisites, general education and recommended courses for the program

    Did you complete other educational/training programs before JJC?

    If so, complete a transcript evaluation form. Make sure to select "Associate in Arts" and the correct applicant type located under the Transfer Evaluation Request Information section. Then, order official transcripts from your former college to be sent to the JJC Transfer Credit Evaluation Office. Questions? Email transfercredit@jjc.edu.


    Placement Test/ACT Scores

    Students must meet at least one of following requirements. 

    • Complete a JJC placement test or submit valid ACT scores or
    • Complete the required developmental courses in Reading (ENG 020 and/or ENG 021), Writing (ENG 098 and/or ENG 099) and Math (Math 090) with a grade of "C" or better or
    • Complete previous college credit in English and/or Math (from another institution)

    Complete the Nursing Program Entrance Exam, ATI-TEAS 

    The ATI-TEAS (Test of the Essential Academic Skills Version 6) exam evaluates math skills, reading comprehension, English and science proficiency. 

    How to Study for the Exam

    What You Need to Know About the Exam

    • Cost: approximately $90
    • Scores from other schools will not be considered
    • Must be taken in the JJC Testing Services Office (Main Campus or Romeoville Campus)
    • Must be scheduled in advance and paid online
    • Must be completed by the last day of the application period at the latest (Feb. 15 or June 15); can only be taken once per semester
    • Only three attempts allowed in a five-year period (scores do not expire)
       

    TEAS Scores & Eligibility
    Students who score an 82 or above on the TEAS Composite are guaranteed to be admitted into JJC's nursing program depending on:

    • your background check and drug screening
    • when you complete the nursing application
    • other factors (see below)

    If there are more students than available seats, a ranking system will be used to determine who gets admitted first (see below). Students who score below 82 will also be ranked. 

    After Taking the Exam
    Schedule an appointment with a nursing advisor. Call 815.280.2435. Note: Make sure you have met placement test requirements and have submitted college transcripts first (if applicable).


    Ranking System

    Each eligible application will be given a number for anonymity. All demographic data will be removed. Applications are sent to the Nursing Admissions Committee.

    When Will I Know If I've Been Accepted Into The Program?
    Within 3-5 weeks of submitting the nursing application, students will receive an email sent to their JJC email account informing them if they qualified.

    Applicants will be scored and ranked based on:

    • TEAS Composite Score - weighted 40%
    • *Calculated GPA based on grades for ENG 101, PSYC 101, PSYC 215, HEAL 109, BIO 250 and BIO 251 - weighted 30%
    • Percentage of general education classes completed: BIO 250 and BIO 251 - weighted 20%
    • Percentage of prerequisite/general education classes completed: ENG 101; PSYC 101; PSYC 215; HEAL 109 - weighted 10%
       

    *If a class was taken more than once, the most recent grade will be used. If a student has "clepped" out of a class (CLEP Test), the grade will be counted as a "C" 

    Important
    This criteria is subject to change. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the criteria on a regular basis.


    Transfer for Your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Students who want to earn a bachelor's degree in nursing should complete JJC's Associate of Applied Science degree first and then enroll in an RN to BSN program at a four-year college/university.

    Another option for students is complete the Associate in Arts degree and transfer to a college/university with a pre-licensure nursing program or nursing major.

    JJC has agreements with several institutions. Meet with a nursing advisor to learn more.


    Thinking about becoming a nurse out of state?
    Before you start at JJC, contact the nursing licensing agency in your chosen state. Ask them if JJC coursework meets requirements for you to to take a nursing exam in that state. Learn more about nursing state requirements

  • How to Apply

    About the Nursing Application Process

    The Nursing program has special admissions criteria and limited enrollment. Applicants are responsible for making sure they meet all requirements of the program and that they provide all requested documents to JJC. Only complete files will be considered.

    How to Apply to the JJC Nursing Program

    1. Complete a JJC application. Then, follow all of the steps outlined on our Admitted Students page.
    2. Check to see if you have met all the admission criteria, including taking the TEAS exam (see tab above).
    3. Complete an online nursing application.
       

    Online Nursing Application

    Application Periods

    Start Classes in the Fall Semester
    Apply between Feb. 1-15 (transcripts must be submitted by Dec. 1)

    Start Classes in the Spring Semester
    Apply between June 1-15 (transcripts must be submitted by April 1)

    If a student is not admitted into the program, they must apply again. 

LPN to RN Program (Licensed Practical Nurse Transition to Registered Nurse)

  • Admissions Criteria

    Learn More About LPN to RN Transition


    Program Requirements

    • This program is for licensed LPNs in Illinois who want to become RNs.

    Did you complete other educational/training programs before JJC?

    If so, complete a transcript evaluation form. Make sure to select "Associate in Arts" and the correct applicant type located under the Transfer Evaluation Request Information section. Then, order official transcripts from your former college to be sent to the JJC Transfer Credit Evaluation Office. Questions? Email transfercredit@jjc.edu.


    Complete the Nursing Program Entrance Exam, ATI-TEAS 

    The ATI-TEAS (Test of the Essential Academic Skills Version 6) exam evaluates math skills, reading comprehension, English and science proficiency. 

    How to Study for the Exam

    What You Need to Know About the Exam

    • Cost: approximately $90
    • Scores from other schools will not be considered
    • Must be taken in the JJC Testing Services Office (Main Campus or Romeoville Campus)
    • Must be scheduled in advance and paid online
    • Must be completed by the last day of the application period at the latest (March 15 or Aug. 15); can only be taken once per semester
    • Only three attempts allowed in a five-year period (scores do not expire)
       

    TEAS Scores & Eligibility
    Students who score an 82 or above on the TEAS Composite are guaranteed to be admitted into JJC's nursing program depending on:

    • your background check and drug screening
    • when you complete the nursing application
    • other factors (see below)
       

    If there are more students than available seats, a ranking system will be used to determine who gets admitted first (see below). Students who score below 82 will also be ranked. 

    After Taking the Exam
    Schedule an appointment with a nursing advisor. Call 815.280.2435Note: Only do this once you have submitted your college transcript(s) and license, as well as completed the Placement Test (if necessary) and ATI-TEAS Exam.


    Ranking System

    Each eligible application will be given a number for anonymity. All demographic data will be removed. Applications are sent to the Nursing Admissions Committee.

    When Will I Know If I've Been Accepted Into The Program?
    Within 3-5 weeks of submitting the nursing application, students will receive an email sent to their JJC email account informing them if they qualified.

    Applicants will be scored and ranked based on:

    • ATI-TEAS Composite score - weighted at 40%
    • Calculated GPA based on grades for ENG 101, PSYC 101, PSYC 215, BIO 250, BIO 251, HEAL 109, BIO 240, COMM 101, SOC 290 (weighted at 30%)
    • Number of general education classes completed at the time of application
      • PSYC 215, HEAL 109 and BIO 251 - weighted at 20%
      • BIO 240, COMM 101 and SOC 290 - weighted at 10%


    Students who are JJC district residents will receive priority when ranking. If there are seats available after in-district students are awarded a seat, then students who are out-of-district will be awarded a seat based on their ranking.

    Important
    This criteria is subject to change. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the criteria on a regular basis.


    Thinking about becoming a nurse out of state?
    Before you start at JJC, contact the nursing licensing agency in your chosen state. Ask them if JJC coursework meets requirements for you to to take a nursing exam in that state. Learn more about nursing state requirements.

  • How to Apply

    How to Apply to the JJC LPN to RN Program

    1. Complete a JJC application. Then, follow all of the steps outlined on our Admitted Students page.
    2. Send a copy of your LPN license by mail to the JJC Admissions Office or fax a copy to (815) 280-6740.
    3. Complete ENG 101, PSYC 101, BIO 250 with a grade of "C" or better.
    4. Check to see if you have met all the admission criteria, including taking the TEAS exam (see tab above).
    5. Complete the online LPN Transition Application.
       

    LPN TRANSITION APPLICATION

    Application Periods

    Start Classes in the Fall Semester
    Apply between March 1-15. Transcripts must be submitted by Jan. 1 (if applicable).

    Start Classes in the Spring Semester
    Apply between Aug.1-15. Transcripts must be submitted by May 30 (if applicable).

    After Being Accepted into the Program

    Students must submit the following:

    • A current physical examination which includes specified immunizations and laboratory work
    • Verification of successful completion of CPR for Healthcare Providers.
    • Current criminal background check and drug screen.

    If a student is not admitted into the program, they must apply again. 

Radiologic Technology

  • Admissions Criteria

    Learn More About Radiologic Technology


    Admissions Procedure

    Step One: Meet these criteria

    Students must:

    • Meet residency requirements.
    • Complete the JJC Application.
    • Submit official transcripts from any college/education training program attended before the nursing application deadline (if applicable).
    • Provide JJC with a high school transcript or high school equivalency record (GED, HiSET, TASC) 
    • Completed PSYC 101, BIO 149, BIO 250 and ENG 101 with a grade of "C" or better
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above
    • Placement Test or previous college credit in MATH 094. Students must place into MATH 098 or better; if student places in MATH 094, it must be completed before application to the Radiologic Technology program. MATH 101 and MATH 107 are not accepted in place of MATH 094. MATH 098 is not required.
    • Completed Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS Version 6).
    • Schedule a Radiologic Technology advisor appointment by calling 815-280-2658 once you have completed the TEAS exam. 
    • Important: Depending on your TEAS score, you may be granted guaranteed or provisional admittance into the program. Once you have been accepted, ask your advisor to change your major to radiologic technology. In order to be eligible for financial aid, you must have a radiologic technology major code on file.

    Step Two: Did you complete other educational/training programs before JJC?

    If so, complete a transcript evaluation form. Then, order official transcripts from your former college to be sent to the JJC Transfer Credit Evaluation Office. Questions? Email transfercredit@jjc.edu.


    Step Three: Complete the TEAS Exam

    The ATI-TEAS (Test of the Essential Academic Skills Version 6) exam evaluates math skills, reading comprehension, English and science proficiency. 

    • Cost: approximately $90
    • Scores from other schools will not be considered
    • Must be taken in the JJC Testing Services Office (Main Campus or Romeoville Campus)
    • Must be scheduled in advance and paid online
    • Must be completed by the last day of the application period at the latest (Nov. 30)
    • JJC encourages applicants to only take the exam one time per semester (if the TEAS test is taken multiple times in a semester, the sonography admissions committee will only consider the score from the initial time it was taken during that semester)

    TEAS Scores & Eligibility
    Students who score 82 or above on the TEAS composite will be guaranteed admission into the Radiologic Technology program when an application to the program is completed and all of the above requirements are met. In the event there are more students in the Guaranteed Admission category than available seats, a ranking system will be used.

    Students who score 75 - 81 on the TEAS composite will be provisionally admitted to the Radiologic Technology Program. Provisionally admitted students will be admitted using the ranking system.

    After Taking the Exam
    Schedule an appointment with the radiologic technology advisor. Contact Marlene Kircher at mkircher@jjc.edu to get an appointment set up.

    Note: Make sure you have met placement test requirements and have submitted college transcripts first (if applicable).


    Ranking System

    Admissions to the Radiologic Technology program will be determined by a point ranking system. Each eligible applicant will be given a number for anonymity by the admissions office. Applications will be sent to the Radiologic Technology Admissions Committee to be scored and ranked by the following criteria:

    • TEAS test score -TEAS composite weighted 35%; TEAS reading weighted 20%
    • GPA (calculated on courses required for the Radiologic Technology program only) - weighted 25%
    • Number of general education classes completed (science courses weighted heavier) - weighted 20%
       

    Additional Class Requirements

    These additional general education courses are not required to be considered for admission, but they are required for completion of the Radiologic Technology AAS Degree. Taking these courses will add points to the applicant's overall score used in the ranking system above.

    • BIO 100 - Medical Terminology
    • BIO 251 - Anatomy and Physiology II
       

    Important
    This criteria is subject to change. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the criteria on a regular basis.

  • How to Apply

    About the Radiologic Technology Application Process

    The Radiologic Technology program has special admissions criteria and limited enrollment. Applicants are responsible for making sure they meet all requirements of the program and that they provide all requested documents to JJC. Only complete files will be considered.

    Please read the admission criteria above before submitting your application.

    How to Apply to the Radiologic Technology Program

    1. Complete a JJC application. Be sure to select 'Occupational Selective Program' and then the degree and Radiologic Technology Applicant as the intended academic program.
    2. Follow all of the steps outlined on our Admitted Students page.
    3. Check to see if you have met all the admission criteria, including taking the TEAS exam (see tab above).
    4. Complete the Radiologic Technology application


    Radiologic Technology Application
     

    Application Period

    • November 1 – 30

    If a student is not admitted into the program, they must apply again. 

    After Being Accepted Into the Program

    Upon admission to the Radiologic Technology program, all students are required to have on file in the Department of Health Professions and Emergency Services (If granted admission, the applicant will be informed as to when these requirements must be completed. The applicant does not need to complete these requirements until notified):

    • A current physical examination which includes specified immunization and required laboratory work
    • Verification of successful completion of CPR: type C (specific to health care practitioners)
    • Current criminal background check and negative drug screen

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

  • Admissions Criteria

    Learn More About Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    For questions about the admissions process, call Kathleen Cartwright at 815-280-2429.


    Requirements to Enter the Program

    Students must be able to:

    • Lift more than 50 pounds; push, pull, bend and stoop routinely
    • Have full use of both hands, wrists and shoulders
    • Distinguish audible sounds
    • Adequately view sonograms, including color distinctions
    • Work standing on their feet 80% of the time
    • Interact compassionately and effectively with the sick or injured
    • Assist patients on and off examining tables
    • Communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals
    • Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a sonographic procedure in the proper sequence
       

    Learn More About Requirements

    Students Must Meet Residency Requirements

    In-district students have first right of admission. Out of district students will be admitted if spaces are available. Learn more about residency requirements.


    Step One: Attend an Information Session (Required) and Complete Student Advising

    Important: At this time, our mandatory information sessions are virtual. View info session dates.

    • View information session dates.
    • Call the Student Advising Center at 815-280-2673 to make an appointment, or if you've completed placement testing or your college transcripts are already evaluated, email Marlene Kircher at mkircher@jjc.edu to schedule a 30-minute advising session with Elena Miller, the sonography coordinator/advisor.

    Step Two: Did you complete other educational/training programs before JJC? 

    If so, complete a transcript evaluation form. Make sure to select "Associate in Arts" and the correct applicant type located under the Transfer Evaluation Request Information section. Then, order official transcripts from your former college to be sent to the JJC Transfer Credit Evaluation Office. Questions? Email transfercredit@jjc.edu.


    Step Three: Complete the ATI-TEAS Exam

    The ATI-TEAS (Test of the Essential Academic Skills Version 6) exam evaluates math skills, reading comprehension, English and science proficiency. 

    • Cost: approximately $90
    • Scores from other schools will not be considered
    • Must be taken in the JJC Testing Services Office (Main Campus or Romeoville Campus)
    • Must be scheduled in advance and paid online
    • Must be completed by the last day of the application period at the latest (May 31)
    • JJC encourages applicants to only take the exam one time per semester (if the TEAS test is taken multiple times in a semester, the sonography admissions committee will only consider the score from the initial time it was taken during that semester)

    TEAS Scores & Eligibility
    Students who score an 86 or above on the TEAS Composite are guaranteed to be admitted into JJC's sonography program depending on:

    • your background check and drug screening
    • when you complete the application
    • if requirements to enter the program are met (see above)
    • other factors (see below)

    If there are more students than available seats, a ranking system will be used to determine who gets admitted first (see below). Students who score below 86 will also be ranked. 


    Ranking System

    Admissions to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS Program will be determined by a point ranking system. Each eligible application will be given a number for anonymity. All demographic data will be removed. Applications are sent to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admissions Committee to be scored and ranked by the following criteria:

    • TEAS composite score - weighted 30%
    • TEAS science score - weighted 20%
    • GPA (calculated based on courses required to enter the sonography program) - weighted 25%
    • Number of required general education classes completed - weighted 25%
       

    Additional Class Requirements

    These additional general education courses are not required to be considered for admission, but they are required for completion of the AAS Degree. Taking these courses will add points to the applicant’s overall score used in the ranking system above. Higher grades in these classes will earn more points

    • BIO 251: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • ENG 101 (or ENG 102): Rhetoric
    • PSYC 101: General Psychology
       

    If these courses are not completed at the time of application, they must be completed prior to starting sonography courses in the fall.

    Important
    This criteria is subject to change. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the criteria on a regular basis.

  • How to Apply

    About the Diagnostic Medial Sonography Application Process

    The Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS degree program has special admissions criteria and limited enrollment. Applicants are responsible for making sure they meet all requirements of the program and that they provide all requested documents to JJC. Only complete files will be considered.

    How to Apply to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

    1. Complete a JJC application. Then, follow all of the steps outlined on our Admitted Students page.
    2. Complete the following general education requirements: PHYS 100 (or PHYS 110); BIO 250 and MATH 131 (or MATH 128) with a grade of "C" or better by the end of the spring semester before beginning the sonography program.
    3. Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.0 or above.
    4. Meet all admission criteria, including taking the TEAS exam and attending a mandatory information session (see above).
    5. Fill out the Diagnostic Medical Sonography application.
       

    Diagnostic Medical Sonography Application

    Application Period

    • May 1 - 30 (to begin in the fall semester)
       

    If a student is not admitted into the program, they must apply again. 

    After Being Accepted Into the Program

    Upon admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS program, all students are required to have on file in the Department of Health and Public Services:

    • A current physical examination (including specified immunization and required lab work)
    • A current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (LS) Healthcare Provider CPR card
    • Current criminal background check and drug screen
       

    If granted admission, the applicant will be informed as to when these requirements must be completed. The applicant does not need to complete these requirements until notified.

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