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Spring 2024 classes begin Jan. 15, Jan. 29, Feb. 12 and March 18.
Admitted Student Steps
Make Sure JJC Has Your Placement Records (if applicable)
A placement test measures your current math, reading and writing abilities. These results help us make sure you start out taking the classes that are right for you.
Not sure if you need to take a JJC placement exam?
Here's how to find out:
- If you have a high enough ACT or SAT score, you may not need placement testing. If you took the ACT or SAT, you must make a request for the testing company to submit your scores to JJC.
- Your PSAT or high school GPA may also allow you to skip placement testing. Check out our placement measures to see if you qualify.
Don't have any of these scores?
You will need to take placement testing (see Step 6). If you have questions, visit our Placement Testing page. Please reference the testing webpage for hours and guidelines before you come to campus.
Make Sure JJC Has Your High School Transcript or Equivalency Record
The JJC Admissions Office must have the following:
- Your high school transcript or equivalency record (GED, HISET or TASC)
- All of your eligible test scores
If you're in high school or are a recent high school graduate, ask your high school to email these records to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to:
1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431
If you are still in high school, a current copy of your transcript is acceptable.
Students with Foreign Transcripts
JJC recommends sending your foreign transcripts in to be evaluated by the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) approved evaluator of your choice. If you have taken any high school courses, which may waive a college course requirement, or have earned college credit at a school abroad, our Registrar office will only accept a NACES report for evaluation. Current approved members can be found at www.naces.org. The evaluation MUST be a "Course by Course" evaluation translated into English.
Submit Earned College Credit (if applicable)
Did you earn credit from another college or university, through Advanced Placement (AP) or through College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit?
- If so, please order your official college transcripts to be emailed to email@example.com. All official transcripts must be received directly from the previous institution or their third party transcript provider. We cannot accept opened, faxed or forwarded transcripts as official records.
- If you want your credits to be evaluated and added to your JJC record, you must complete a Transfer Credit Evaluation Form.
Complete JJC Placement Exams (if applicable)
Placement scores are mandatory for enrollment into English, math and other classes. If you are not exempt (see Step 2), then you are required to take a JJC placement exam.
Placement Testing is Available on a Walk-In Basis
Visit our Testing Services or Placement Testing websites for all information regarding placement testing, test center locations, hours of operation, testing guidelines, and much more. Please make sure to reference the Testing Services webpage for the most up to date hours and guidelines before you come to campus.
Complete the FAFSA and Apply for Scholarships (if applicable)
Undocumented or Ineligible Students
If you're undocumented or not eligible to complete the FAFSA, consider completing the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.
Meet with an Advisor
Currently, all new student advising sessions are offered virtually. You can set up a meeting once you have completed placement testing and the New Student Presentation.
You can expect to discuss the following with your advisor:
- Placement scores
- Your chosen program requirements
- Creating a first-semester class schedule
- How to use JJC technology
- How to register for classes
Details on how to schedule your advising session will be given at the end of the New Student Presentation.
Register for Classes
If you didn't register for your first semester of classes during your advising session, you can do so on your own in MyJJC.
Also, remember to set up a time to pick up your JJC student ID card.
- On-Campus Classes. Taking place at one of our JJC locations, these classes can include traditional classroom instruction, labs or a mixture of both.
- Online Classes. Taking place online via Campus, these classes offer flexibility and the same attention from instructors as on-campus classes.
- Asynchronous: No required live meeting times; students must complete coursework by assigned due dates
- Synchronous: Classes take place during a scheduled time (for example, you'll meet regularly via Microsoft Teams video calls)
- Hybrid Classes. Taught partially online and partially on-campus, these courses give students the best of both worlds. Watch this video about hybrid courses to get a better idea of what this format is like.
- Hyflex: Students choose how they want to attend class each week (in person or online); this format may vary from professor to professor
Pay for Classes (if applicable)
We don't want to lose you! So to make sure you stay registered for classes, you must pay your bill on time. Please note:
- A bill will be mailed to your address on file and sent to your JJC email address
- If you have not completed your financial aid file by the priority deadline, you may have to pay for classes to secure your schedule. You could be eligible for a refund once your financial aid processes. Eligible refunds will be processed quicker if a student signs up for direct deposit.
- Make your payment via MyJJC.
- Learn about payment plans.
Questions on These Steps?
Contact the Admissions Office. Call (815) 280-2493 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are You a Parent or Supporter of a New JJC Student?
Complete the Parent and Supporter Presentation to learn about valuable resources and how to support your student.
Important Dates | 2023-2024
Please make a note of the recommended dates and deadlines. Students are eligible to enroll in classes after the suggested dates, but keep in mind that some classes may fill up quickly. See a printable version of your next steps.
Spring Classes (January 2024)
- Application available: September 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024
- Complete the New Student Presentation (online): October to November
- Placement Testing or submit appropriate scores: October to November
- Sign-up for an Advising Session: October to November
- Registration for Spring semester begins October 16, 2023
- Tuition due: December 4, 2023, by close of business day
- Financial Aid Priority Date: November 20, 2023
- Spring semester begins week of January 15, 2024
Summer Classes (May 2024)
- Application available: Oct. 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024
- Complete the New Student Presentation (online): October to February
- Placement Testing or submit appropriate scores: October to March
- Sign-up for an Advising Session: February to May
- Registration for summer sessions begins March 18, 2024
- Financial aid priority deadline: April 22, 2024
- Tuition due: May 6, 2024 by close of business day
- Summer session I starts: May 20, 2024
- Summer session II starts: June 3, 2024
- Summer session III starts: July 1, 2024
Fall Classes (August 2023)
- Application available: Oct. 1, 2022 to Oct. 31, 2023
- Complete the New Student Presentation (online): January to April
- Placement Testing or submit appropriate scores: January to April
- Complete the advising request form: February to July
- Registration for fall semester begins April 24, 2023
- Financial aid priority deadline: July 17, 2023
- Tuition due: July 31, 2023 by close of business day
- Fall semester starts: Aug. 21, 2023
Financial Aid Information
To qualify for fall 2023 and Spring 2024 financial aid, be sure to complete the 2023-2024 free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Both applications are available on the FAFSA website. It is highly recommended that students complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.
- Spring 2023 Priority Deadline: November 21, 2022
- Summer 2023 Priority Deadline: April 24, 2023
- Fall 2023 Priority Deadline: July 17, 2023
Joliet Junior College Financial Aid Office offers workshops where you will receive assistance from a Financial Aid professional in filing your FAFSA. English/Spanish translators will be available.
Visit the Financial Aid page for more information and specific workshop dates and times.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take a tour of the campus?
There are many ways to Schedule A Visit to JJC. We encourage new students to visit us and learn more about our campus.
How do I submit my eligible ACT or SAT scores?
Visit the ACT website and request that ACT scores be sent to Joliet Junior College Admissions Office (1215 Houbolt Rd. Joliet, IL 60431).
Visit the College Board website and request that SAT scores be sent to Joliet Junior College Admissions Office (1215 Houbolt Rd. Joliet, IL 60431).
I took Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school. How can I use my AP credit at JJC?
Request that official AP scores be sent by the CollegeBoard to the JJC Registrar's Office and submit a Transcript Evaluation Form. Your AP credit will be evaluated and posted to your JJC transcript within 4-6 weeks. If you have AP credit that has not posted yet or you are awaiting exam scores, please inform your Advisor during your first semester advising session. Pending AP credit will likely impact first semester classes that your Advisor recommends.
Can I use accommodations on the placement test?
Placement testing is not timed and can be taken at different times and days. If you feel you may need additional accommodations on the placement test, please contact Disability Services to discuss what accommodations are needed.