Apply Now or go to Admissions for information about applying. For further assistance, please call 815-280-2493.
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Joliet Junior College maintains an open-door admissions policy; applicants are eligible for admission if they are one of the following:
- High school graduates or those with a GED certificate.
- Applicants who have completed a home-school course of study. (These students will need to furnish the following documentation in support of their admission application.)
- A transcript listing the courses taken while engaged in home study.
- The grades for the courses attempted and completed.
- Attendance records for the period covered during the home study program.
- An explanation of the grading scale employed for the home study program.
This information should be prepared and certified by the individual who administered the principal instruction or the administrator in charge of the home school program. The above information is consistent with transcripts compiled by private schools in the state of Illinois. Home schooling is considered by Illinois law to be consistent with private school education.
- Anyone 18 years of age and older.
- Transfer students from other colleges and universities who meet one of the above criteria.
In addition, the following categories of students may be admitted with the approval of the director of admissions:
- High school students 16 years of age who obtain prior approval from the high school in which they are currently enrolled.
- Young adults 16 years of age who have severed all connections with the high school district in which they are a legal resident.
- Students less than 16 years of age in a gifted or accelerated program who obtain prior approval from their high school district and from Illinois Community College District 525.
Additional information regarding early-entry enrollment may be obtained from Early Entry.
Full time students should continue with Full time steps.
Part time students should continue with Part time steps.
ID / Username / Password Help. Please note: Student usernames are created 24 to 72 hours after applying to JJC.
No, the ACT is not required at JJC, as we require the ACT COMPASS Exam for placement purposes. However, if a student has the following scores on his/her ACT, then those scores can be used for placement and the student will be exempt from taking the ACT COMPASS Exam.
- An ACT English score of 23 or higher
- An ACT Math score of 25 or higher
- **ACT scores expire 24 months from the testing date.
For more information on submitting your unexpired ACT scores as a substitute for ACT COMPASS testing, click here.
Joliet Junior College
Attn: Admissions Office
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
Please visit our Tuition page for detailed information.
Joliet Junior College is a 1,442 square mile district serving a population of more than 650,000 in Will, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Kankakee, Livingston and Cook Counties. To verify that your city or community is served by Joliet Junior College (District 525), residents can check their property tax bill or voter's card.
Persons who are not residents of District 525 but who are employed full-time (35 hours per week) in the district are eligible for in-district tuition and fees. To qualify, a letter must be on file in the Admission's office each semester prior to the student's registration. This letter must be written on company stationery and must be signed by either the owner/manager or the director of human resources.
A student is classified as full time when enrolled in 12 or more credit hours. Students who attend part time are enrolled in less than 12 credit hours.
All new full-time students are required to attend New Student Orientation (NSO). At NSO you will learn about JJC, meet with a counselor to discuss course recommendations and learn how to use eResources and register for your classes. Students must first follow the Admission Steps which first includes watching the New Student Information Presentation (Step 6) prior to signing up for NSO. Please note: NSO is recommended but not required for part-time students. However, if you need academic advising you must attend NSO.
If returning after two or more years, complete an online admission application Apply Now. Students will receive an acknowledgement letter in the mail and a follow-up e-mail sent to their JJC e-mail account.
Joliet Junior College no longer prints hard copies of our catalog but our full Catalog can be viewed online.
By calling a Recruiter at 815-280-2562, 815-280-2355 or 815-280-2863 OR by completing a Campus Tour Request.
Students transferring from another college or university that have earned at least six credit hours or more are considered "Reverse Transfer" students and should follow Reverse Transfer Steps.
Yes, the Dual Credit program is a partnership between Joliet Junior College and area high schools and career centers. This program allows students to earn high school and college credit upon successful completion of a dual credit course. Please click here for more information on the Dual Credit Program.
You would be considered a Summer Visiting Student. Please follow Summer steps.
Complete the online request form, email us, or call 815-280-2355.
Early entry may be available to students 17 years of age or younger who obtain prior approval from their high school. Students should confer with their High School counselor on the process. For more information, visit the Early Entry page.
Yes, please visit Early Childhood Center for more information.
The student records policy of Joliet Junior College is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). No one will have access to nor will the college disclose any information from a student educational record without the written consent of the student except to personnel within the institution, to officials of other institutions in which the student seeks to enroll, to persons or organizations providing the student financial aid, to accrediting agencies carrying out their accreditation function, to authorized representatives of the federal and state governments for audit and evaluation of federal- and state-supported programs, to persons in compliance with a judicial order and to persons in an emergency in order to protect the health and safety of students or other persons. All of the exceptions are permitted under the Act. FERPA
Residents residing in another Illinois community college district that does not offer a program of study which is available at Joliet Junior College should apply for a chargeback or cooperative agreement at their local community college. Chargeback
JJC offers returning adult students a one-time opportunity to correct past poor academic performances in order to reach educational goals. A student must complete the "New Start" Application and on-line quiz before meeting with a JJC counselor. Certain stipulations must be met. See the New Start page or call (815) 280-2673 for more information.
Yes, services are offered through our StAR Department (Student Accommodations and Resources). StAR
No parking pass is required for students but you should be familiar with the parking guidelines as all posted parking regulations are strictly enforced. Traffic and Parking.
Yes, Centennial Commons offers on campus apartments for full time JJC students. Student Housing
JJC offers a number of free tutoring services on campus and online. Tutoring