An undocumented student refers to students born outside of the United States, but who have lived in the country for a significant portion of their lives, and reside in the United States without the legal permission of the federal government.
Can I go to Joliet Junior College if I am Undocumented or have DACA?
Yes you can! As long as you meet the requirements and have been admitted to JJC. Please follow the directions below under Applying for Admissions.
Residency Policy Change
In August 2014, Joliet Junior College's Board of Trustees revised our Residency Policy Reference No. 3.2.1-3.2.5 to be inclusive of our non-citizen applicants. The adoption of the revised policy allowed for undocumented students whom have resided in District 525, thirty days prior to the start of the term to be charged in-district tuition and fees rather than international student rates, making college more accessible and affordable.
Applying for Admissions
- Undocumented Students fill out the paper application (PDF) -Please leave the social security field empty – do not make up a number or use your ITIN number. Joliet Junior College will give you an assigned number once you submit the proper documentation into our office. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) students fill out the paper application (PDF) please put your assigned Social Security Number in the social security field on the paper application.
- Obtain your username and password by visiting the ID/username/password page.
- Submit your high school transcript or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC) to the JJC Admissions Office in the Campus Center, room A-1020.
- Take the Placement Test. Visit The Academic Skills Center website to receive more information on the Placement Test, testing centers, and testing resources.
All first time, full time students are required to attend a New Student Orientation session. Please visit the New Student Orientation website for more information.
For more information about Joliet Junior College and community resources for undocumented students, visit the Undocumented Student Resources page.
For Admissions questions feel free to contact: