Graduation Office
Campus Center: A-1020
Phone: (815) 280-6671

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Graduation FAQ 

Commencement Ceremony at JJC 

How do I submit an application for graduation?

Please visit the JJC Graduation website for more information at

When will I learn the status of my graduation application?

In approximately four to six weeks you will receive a letter from the Graduation Office regarding your status. You may also check your status online in eResources.

How do I know if I am ready to graduate?

Schedule an appointment with your counselor or advisor for a graduation check. Visit

Who do I see if I have questions about the evaluation of my transcripts from another institution?

Contact the Academic Credentials Office at

Do I need to contact the Graduation Office regarding any courses I add or drop?

Yes, failure to do so may result in a denial of graduation or a delay in processing.

Am I required to participate in the graduation ceremony?

No, although participation is encouraged. However, all graduates need to submit a graduation application in order to be awarded a degree or certificate

Is there a cost for participation in the graduation ceremony?

Yes, there is a nominal fee for the cap and gown.

How do I order my cap and gown?

Please visit the Josten's website at and follow the instructions below.

  • Enter "Joliet" in the school name field
  • Click on Joliet Junior College
  • Click on the picture of the cap
  • Click on Student

Can I wear a cap and gown from a previous JJC graduation ceremony?

Yes, you are required to contact the Graduation Office in order to be seated with your fellow classmates in your academic program.

What do I do if my graduation application has been denied?

Schedule an appointment with your counselor or advisor for a graduation check by visiting After meeting with your counselor or advisor, you may need to reapply for graduation.

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Phone: (815) 729-9020