Welcome to JJC: we're so glad you chose us! We are here to support you on your journey and make sure getting signed up for classes is easy and straightforward.
Now that you've already applied to JJC, please follow the steps explained below. Also, don't hesitate to contact us if you need help at any point along the way.
Questions? Contact the Admissions Office by phone at (815) 280-2493 or via email at email@example.com.
Admitted Student Steps
Log in to MyJJC
MyJJC is your one-stop-shop for important information like your class schedule, financial aid, deadlines and more. Your MyJJC account is created 24-72 hours after you apply to JJC.
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 temporary alternative 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.
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.
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.
Request to Take a Placement Exam
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.
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.
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 | 2020-2021
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.
Summer Classes (May 2021)
- Application available: Oct. 1, 2020 to July 31, 2021
- Complete the New Student Presentation (online): October to February
- Placement Testing or submit appropriate scores: October to February
- Sign-up for an Advising Session: February to May
- Registration for summer sessions begins March 22, 2021
- Financial aid priority deadline: April 28, 2021
- Tuition due: May 12, 2021 by close of business day
- Summer session I starts: May 24, 2021
- Summer session II starts: June 7, 2021
- Summer session III starts: July 5, 2021
Fall Classes (August 2021)
- Application available: Oct. 1, 2020 to Oct. 31, 2021
- 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 26, 2021
- Financial aid priority deadline: July 12, 2021
- Tuition due: July 26, 2021 by close of business day
- Fall semester starts: Aug. 23, 2021
Financial Aid Information
To qualify for summer and fall 2021 financial aid, be sure to complete the 2020-2021 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.
- Summer 2021 Priority Deadline: April 28, 2021
- Fall 2021 Priority Deadline: July 12, 2021
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.