Admissions Office
Campus Center: A-1020
Phone: (815) 280-2493
Fax: (815) 280-6740

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Closed Friday: May 23 through August 8

Special Office Hours:

  • The Saturday before the first day of Fall semester 8:00am - 4:00pm*
  • The Saturday before the first day of Spring semester 8:00am – 2:00pm*
  • Spring Break week (Monday-Friday) 7:30am - 4:30pm

*Times subject to change


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Nursing Admissions Criteria 


Admission Procedure for the Nursing Program

  1. All students must meet the following prerequisites prior to application to the nursing program:
    • High School diploma or GED
    • Application to the college
    • COMPASS placement test or valid ACT scores. See for more information. Complete required developmental courses in Reading, Writing and Math with a grade of "C" or better or previous college credit in English and/or Math
    • Completion of BIO 250, Chemistry 100 with a grade of “C” or better/ or One year of high school chemistry with grade of “C” or better for both semesters. Completion or placement of English 101, completion or proficiency of Math 090
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0
    • TEAS-V completed at JJC
    • Must meet residency requirements as defined by Joliet Junior College
    • Schedule nursing advisor appointment once you have submitted high school transcript and completed required placement test. All college transcripts must be submitted and evaluated prior to nursing advisor appointment.
  2. Applications for the Nursing Program will be accepted by the Admissions Office twice a year for the fall and the spring semester. Applications are to be submitted online.  The application period for the fall class will be February 1 through February 15. The application period for the spring class will be August 1 through August 15. If a student is not admitted into the program after applying, another application must be submitted for the following application period. No applications will be kept on file after the start of the semester.
  3. If a student has attended another college(s), transcripts must be submitted for evaluation no later than December 1st for the February application period and June 1st for the August application period. The student must complete a Transcript Evaluation Form and submit it to the Academic Credentials Office.
  4. The Test of Essential Academic Skills, Version 5 (TEAS-V) must be completed in the Academic Skills Center by the last day of the application period (August 15 or February 15) in order to be considered for that application period. Be sure to select Joliet Junior College as your location to take your TEAS-V exam. When creating (or editing) your ATI username and password, be sure to choose "Joliet Junior College" as your institution, and type your seven-digit JJC ID number under the Student ID number field. Without these two pieces of information, your scores cannot be uploaded into your JJC Student Record. More information about TEAS-V is available at ATI-TEAS V Testing.
  5. TEAS-V evaluates math skills, reading comprehension, and English and science proficiency. The fee for this exam is $61 + tax = $64.81 (effective July 1, 2014--subject to change). The TEAS test is mandatory. It may be taken once per semester (spring, summer, fall) for consideration in the competitive entry process. If a student chooses to take the exam more than one time per semester, the score of the first exam taken each semester will be used for point consideration. Scores from other schools will not be used for consideration. The study guide is available for purchase at Students may also study from the current study guides available in the JJC library on the main campus and the Resource Center at the Romeoville Campus. 
  6. Because of the large volume of applicants for the nursing program, a ranking system will be used to determine admission. Each eligible application will be given a number for anonymity by the Admissions Office and all demographic data will be removed. Applications will then be sent to the Nursing Admissions Committee. Applicants will be scored and ranked based on:
    • TEAS Composite Score (Weighted 35%) 
    • TEAS Reading Score (Weighted 20%) 
    • Calculated GPA for ENG 101; PSYCH 101; PSYCH 215; HEAL 109, BIO 250; BIO 251 whether taken at JJC or transferred in. If a class was taken twice, the highest grade will be used to calculate the GPA. If a student has "clepped" out of a class (using the College Level Examination Program CLEP- test), the grade will be counted as a "C". If less than 12 credit hours of college courses completed, the high school GPA will be used. (Weighted 25%)
    • Number of pre-requisite/general education classes completed (ENG 101; PSYCH 101; PSYCH 215; HEAL 109, BIO 250; BIO 251). (Weighted 20%)
  7. In order to maximize the chance for success in the nursing program, it is highly encouraged that students take the above courses before applying to the nursing program. NURS 100 is also strongly recommended for all nursing applicants, especially those who did not place into ENG 101 or MATH 094 based on COMPASS scores.
  8. Admitting criteria is subject to change. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the criteria on a regular basis.
  9. Students will be notified via the JJC email account of their acceptance into the program or denial.
  10. Upon admission to the nursing program all students are required to have on file in the Department of Nursing and Allied Health:
    • A current physical examination which includes specified immunizations and laboratory work.
    • Verification of successful completion of CPR for Healthcare Providers.
    • Current criminal background check and drug screen.

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