Note to Dual Credit Students
All new students planning to attend full-time (12 or more credit hours) are required to attend a
New Student Orientation.
Returning JJC students or students that have earned 6 or more credit hours from another institution are not required to attend New Student Orientation. Returning and reverse transfer students are invited to contact the Counseling Department for assistance.
Parents and other supporters are welcome to accompany new students to the NSO presentation. Information regarding degree programs, student support services, payment and registration processes will be addressed. Following that 45-minute presentation students will attend the Counseling/Advising portion to receive their first semester schedule and get registered for fall 2015.
Parents and supporters will attend a session to learn more about JJC and tips to support their new college student.
You are ready to attend New Student Orientation if you have completed the following steps.
Step #1: Completed the
new student steps.
Attention Dual Credit Students:
Currently enrolled dual credit students planning to attend JJC on a full or part-time basis after high school are required to submit a new online application and select "traditional student". (Completing the new application will change their status from dual credit to their proper program of study while attending Joliet Junior College.) It is required that dual credit students attend a New Student Orientation session in order to receive critical information about college programs, services, and resources that will support student success:
Attention Student Athletes:
New Student Athletes are those students that have already signed their letter of intent with the Athletic Department. If you have questions regarding your status as JJC Student-Athlete contact Stephanie Kneip, (815) 280-2431. Student-Athletes will have access to New Student Orientation dates for student-athletes only. Student-Athletes must attend one New Student Orientation. There are three NSO's scheduled for student-athletes. Follow the prompt on Step #3 for Student-Athlete New Student Orientations.
Step #2: Obtained your
JJC username and password. Student must have their JJC username and password with them the day of orientation.
Step #3: Viewed the online new student presentation. This will be available for fall 2015 NSO's on Monday, April 27, 2015. (Be aware the video will take a few moments to load.) You will choose an orientation date, time and location at the end of the video.
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|Athlete Only Presentation Video|
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Step #4: Now that you have your date, time and location for New Student Orientation you need to be prepared. Bring the following items and plan ahead. New Student Orientation is approximately 2 and 1/2 hours in length.
JJC Connect Summer 2015
New Students, Parents and other Supporters are invited to participate in JJC CONNECT on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 5:30-8:30pm.
This is the second part of the orientation experience for new students, parents, families and supporters. Learn more about JJC Connect! JJC Connect is not only for new students. There are sessions available that will answer everyone's questions.
JJC Connect Session
If you would like a reminder email regarding JJC Connect dates and program information send us an email
email@example.com. To address immediate questions or concerns, please contact the Counseling Office at