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JJC offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university, as well as occupational education leading directly to employment. Additionally, JJC offers adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services.

Who Are You? (Application Forms)

Application forms can be found in one of the sections below. Find the one that's right for you.

  • New Student

    If you are enrolling as a first-time student at JJC, you are considered a new student. Joliet Junior College maintains an open enrollment policy. To attend, you must be at least ONE of the following:

    • 18 years of age
    • A high school graduate
    • Earned your GED


    If you are under the age of 18, you may be considered as an Early Admission Student (view High School student tab below). In addition, JJC offers a variety Continuing Education and non-credit courses for students of all ages, from youths to seniors. To enroll, simply complete these five steps.


    Steps to Apply:
    1. Complete a JJC application.
    2. Obtain your username and password by visiting the ID/username/password page.
    3. Submit your official, sealed high school transcript or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC) transcript to the JJC Admissions Office in the Campus Center, room A-1020.

      Note to students with foreign transcripts: To prove U.S. high school equivalency, you must have your foreign transcript evaluated. JJC only accepts World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) www.ece.org evaluations for review. Please have your evaluation translated to English -- can be general evaluation. In lieu of an evaluation, students may submit official transcripts showing they passed the U.S. General Education Development (GED) test.
    4. Take the Placement Test. Visit The Academic Skills Center website to receive more information on the Placement test, testing centers, and testing resources.
    5. All students who are planning to be Full-Time must attend a New Student Orientation session. Part-Time students are strongly encouraged to attend a New Student Orientation, but not required. Please visit the New Student Orientation page for more information.

    Note. There are special admissions processes for Nursing, Vet tech, Radiology, early entry students, high school leavers, and dual credit. The applying processes for these are listed below under "Health and Occupational Science Students".

  • New Student with Earned College Credit

    If you are a first-time student at JJC, but have earned twelve or more credit hours at another college or university, you are considered a New Student with Earned College Credit. To enroll, simply complete these seven steps:


    Steps to Apply:
    1. Complete a JJC application.
    2. Submit an official, sealed, high school transcript or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC) transcript to the JJC Admissions Office in the Campus Center, room A-1020.
      • Note to students with foreign transcripts: To prove U.S. high school equivalency, you must have your foreign transcript evaluated. JJC only accepts World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) www.ece.org evaluations for review. Please have your evaluation translated to English -- can be general evaluation. In lieu of an evaluation, students may submit official transcripts showing they passed the U.S. General Education Development (GED) test.
    3. Request your official transcript from the college(s) previously attended and send to: Joliet Junior College, Academic Credentials office, 1215 Houbolt, Joliet, IL 60431-8938.
    4. Submit a JJC transcript evaluation request form. For more information see the transcript evaluation page. You may also call the Academic Credentials office at (815) 280-2803.
    5. If student plans on taking an English, math, or foreign language course, he/she must take the Placement Test prior to enrollment.
      • If you are trying to meet a JJC course prerequisite, with course work from another institution in some cases approval needs to be given by the department chairperson in order to register. You will need to provide a transcript to the department chairperson.
    6. Schedule an appointment with a JJC counselor/advisor by calling the Counseling Office at (815) 280-2673. Bring all unofficial transcripts or grade reports to the counseling appointment. See the counseling page for more information.
    7. Register for courses.

    Note: There are special admissions processes for Nursing, Veterinary Medical Technology, Radiologic Technology, and Early Entry students. The applying processes for these are listed below under "Health and Occupational Science Students".

  • Former Student

     If you have taken classes at JJC (excluding Dual Credit) but more than one year has passed since the conclusion of your most recent semester. You are considered a former student. To enroll, simply complete these four steps:


    Steps to Apply:
    1. Complete a JJC application.
    2. Submit an official, sealed, high school transcript or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC) transcript to the JJC Admissions Office in the Campus Center, room A-1020.
      • Note to students with foreign transcripts: To prove U.S. high school equivalency, you must have your foreign transcript evaluated. JJC only accepts World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) www.ece.org evaluations for review. Please have your evaluation translated to English -- can be general evaluation. In lieu of an evaluation, students may submit official transcripts showing they passed the U.S. General Education Development (GED) test.
    3. Schedule an appointment with a JJC counselor/advisor by calling the Counseling Office at (815) 280-2673.
    4. Register for courses.

       

    Note: There are special admissions processes for Nursing, Veterinary Medical Technology, Radiologic Technology, and Early Entry students. The applying processes for these are listed below under "Health and Occupational Science Students".

  • Veteran/Military

    The Mission of the Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is to enhance the success of student Veterans and their dependents by providing assistance and guidance in achieving their educational objectives. Additionally the Veterans Resource Center serves to foster a welcoming campus culture for student veterans and ensure that the men and women who serve our county have access to a quality education in a supportive environment.

    The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is committed to providing veterans and their families the support they need to transition from military service to the college environment.

    The VRC is located at Main Campus; Room C-1039. An appointment with the Veterans Coordinator may be set up on an individually requested basis at (815) 280-2966 or email VeteransBenefits@jjc.edu.


    Steps to Apply:
    1. Complete a JJC application.
    2. Obtain your username and password by visiting the ID/username/password page.
    3. Submit an official, sealed, high school transcript or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC) transcript to the JJC Admissions Office in the Campus Center, room A-1020.
      1. Note to students with foreign transcripts: To prove U.S. high school equivalency, you must have your foreign transcript evaluated. JJC only accepts World Education Services (WES) www.wes.org or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) www.ece.org evaluations for review. Please have your evaluation translated to English -- can be general evaluation. In lieu of an evaluation, students may submit official transcripts showing they passed the U.S. General Education Development (GED) test.
    4. Take the Placement Test. Visit The Academic Skills Center website to receive more information on the Placement test, testing centers, and testing resources.
    5. All students who are planning to be Full-Time must attend a New Student Orientation session. Part-time students are strongly encouraged to attend a New Student Orientation but not required. Please visit the New Student Orientation page for more information.

    Note: There are special admissions processes for Nursing, Vet tech, Radiology, early entry students, high school leavers, and dual credit. The applying processes for these are listed under the Health and Occupational Science section below.


    Important Information:

     

    Additional information & Veterans educational forms can be found on the Veterans Resource Center page

  • Undocumented Students

    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
    1. 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.
    2. Obtain your username and password by visiting the ID/username/password page.
    3. Submit your official, sealed high school transcript or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC) transcript to the JJC Admissions Office in the Campus Center, room A-1020.
      1. Note to students with foreign transcripts: To prove U.S. high school equivalency, you must have your foreign transcript evaluated. JJC accepts all National Association of Credential Evaluation Services www.naces.org(NACES) approved organizations such as World Education Services www.wes.org (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators www.ece.org (ECE) evaluations for review. Please have your evaluation translated to English -- can be general evaluation. In lieu of an evaluation, students may submit official transcripts showing they passed the U.S. General Education Development (GED) test.
    4. Take the Placement Test. Visit The Academic Skills Center website to receive more information on the Placement test, testing centers, and testing resources.
    5. All students who are planning to be Full-Time must attend a New Student Orientation session. Part-Time students are strongly encouraged to attend a New Student Orientation but not required. 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.

  • International Students

    JJC proudly accepts international students from all over the world and we look forward to assisting you with your educational goals.

    If you are interested in obtaining an F-1 visa or are already an F-1 student and interested in transferring to JJC, you can reach our International Student Services Coordinator at Intlstudent@jjc.edu or complete the online request form.


    Steps to Apply for Admission

    The choice to attend college in the United States under an F-1 visa is an exciting adventure and we are pleased to learn you are interested in beginning your college career at Joliet Junior College! Acceptance to Joliet Junior College will enable you to receive an I-20 which is required for students to apply for an F-1 visa. Students can find a Checklist included on the JJC International Application to help them keep track of when their admissions package is complete prior to submission.

    1. Submit an International Student Application
      • Once the application is complete, please e-mail to intlstudent@jjc.edu or mail to: 
        • Joliet Junior College, International Student Services Office, 1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL 60431
    2. Proof of English proficiency
      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Score: You must send your original TOEFL report to JJC.  Minimum scores must meet or exceed a 60 iBT.  TOEFL information can be found at www.ets.org/toefl.  JJC's destination code is 1346 to send transcripts.
      • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Score: You must send your original IELTS report to JJC.  Minimum score must meet or exceed a 6.0  www.ielts.org/en-us
      • Applicants are exempt from the English language proficiency requirement if they are citizens of a recognized English-speaking country as identified by the United States government.
      • Students who are currently attending a high school in the U.S. on an F-1 visa may submit ACT or SAT scores in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS scores. 
      • Students who are transferring to JJC from another university or college within the U.S. on an F-1 visa may be exempt from submitting TOEFL or IELTS scores, except when transferring from an Intensive English Language Training/ESL program.
    3. Academic transcripts
      • To prove U.S. high school equivalency: Students must provide official transcripts in a sealed envelope or proof of high school equivalency (GED).  If high school was not completed within the U.S., then the transcript(s) must include a certified English translation.  JJC reserves the right to request additional evaluation by a third-party service such as Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) or World Education Services (WES), at the expense of the student, if necessary.
      • To prove college/university equivalency: If the student completed college level courses abroad, JJC will only accept 'course-by-course' credential evaluations conducted by a NACES approved organization such as ECE or WES. 
        • If some college/university credits were completed within the U.S., then the student should submit an official transcript in a sealed/signed envelope.
    4. Photocopy of passport
      • End date on passport must be valid for at least 6 months into the future.  Include photocopies of any F-2 dependents that will also be accompanying the F-1 visa holder.

    Requesting an I-20

    1. All prospective students must submit financial documentation certifying immediate access to funding for at least one academic year of their studies pursuant to 8 CFR § 214.2
    2. A student and/or sponsor(s) must submit an official original bank letter on bank letterhead certifying the account holder's name, type of account, current balance, and the date the statement or letter was issued.  Information contained in the document should be in English, however, the currency does not need to be converted into U.S. dollars.  The bank account being used for evidence of financial support may be in a sponsor's name and a student may have multiple sponsors.  Financial documents must be no more than 6 months old at the time of submission.  Download a sample bank letter
    3. Student must complete and submit an Affidavit of Support.  Types of financial documents that can and cannot be accepted are listed on the Affidavit of Support.  
    4. Additional documentation only for those students transferring to JJC from a U.S. high school or college/university:
      • Copies of all previous I-20s issued to you as an F-1 visa holder
      • All U.S. high school or college transcripts.  Include a copy of all high school/college transcripts from each U.S. institution attended. 
      • International Transfer-In Form
        • Must be completed by the student as well as the student's current Designated School Official (DSO) upon acceptance to JJC. 
    5. Completed documents may be sent to the International Student Services Coordinator at intlstudent@jjc.edu

    Change of Status

    If you are already in the U.S.A. on a non-immigrant visa type other than F-1, you will need to change your immigration status to F-1 in order to enroll in classes towards earning a degree from JJC.  For further assistance and information regarding the change of status process, please contact the International Student Services office at intlstudent@jjc.edu or (815) 280-2870.


    Important Deadlines & Information for All Prospective Students

    Please note the deadline dates below for complete applications and all supporting documentation: 

    Fall Semester Deadlines: 
    • New Student: June 1
    • Transferring F-1 Student: July 1

    Spring Semester Deadlines: 
    • New Student: November 1
    • Transferring F-1 Student: December 1


    This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant students.

    Joliet Junior College provides access to third party links and information as a courtesy to our students. The College claims no responsibility for the content, reliability and/or activities of this linked, third-party website(s).

  • Guest Student

    If you are enrolled at another college or university and want to take classes at JJC (usually but not limited to the Summer Semester) in order to transfer them back to your primary institution, you are considered a guest student. Your guest application must indicate your good standing at your current institution. To enroll, simply complete these four steps:

    Steps to Apply:

    1. Complete an online admission application.
    2. Obtain your JJC username and password, which will allow you to access your JJC e-mail account.
    3. Students will need to bring unofficial copies of transcripts of grade reports for courses with prerequisites. Get signatures from a counselor or department chair for permission to register for a class that has a prerequisite.
    4. Register for classes

  • High School Student

    If you are looking into making the most of your high school education, JJC offers a range of programs from test preparation, college credit courses, career development and much more.

    Whether you are:

    • Home-Educated Student - We're a perfect fit after you complete your homeschool curriculum.
    • January/Early Grads - Get a jump-start on earning college credit.
    • Preparing for University during the Summer - Take a summer course and transfer the credits to the college or university you'll attend in the fall.
    • Dual Credit - Enroll in selected courses to receive both high school and college credit.
      • 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.
      • Apply for JJC
    • Early Entry

    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. Early entry applications can be obtained through their high school counselor, the Admissions Office in the Campus Center, room A-1020, or the Student Services Office at Romeoville Campus in room RMA-1024. They must be submitted to the Admissions Office at Main Campus in order to be reviewed.


    Steps to Apply:

    Students interested in participating in the early entry program must complete the following steps no later than 14 days prior to the 1st day of the semester in which the student wishes to attend.

    The early entry program should be discussed with the high school counselor to determine if it is right for the student, and for assistance in selecting courses at JJC.

    JJC may request, at its discretion, to interview any applicant for the Early Entry Program. If this occurs, the department requesting the interview will contact the student directly to make arrangements. Placement testing may be required at the discretion of the department chairperson or the appropriate Dean.

Health and Occupational Science Students

The programs below require a second application process and may have additional admission requirements/criteria when applying to the program. If you wish to apply to one of these programs, you must first be admitted to JJC before beginning the application process for your chosen program. Details about JJC’s Certificates and Degrees including admission requirements/criteria and program requirements can be found on JJC’s website by selecting your chosen program. Additional information may also be available on JJC’s Health and Occupational Science Programs page. Program application packets for each program can be downloaded below when available. The limited enrollment Health Science programs require either a separate application and/or the completion of specific prerequisites before acceptance into the program. NOTE: Any student applying or registering to a Health Science program MUST apply to Joliet Junior College.

  • Nursing

    The Nursing Program has special admissions criteria and limited enrollment. Applicants are responsible for ensuring the requirements are met and all necessary documentation is on file. Only complete files will be considered. Applications for the nursing program are accepted twice a year. 

    Please read the admission criteria (below) thoroughly before submitting your application.


    Steps to Apply:

    1. Complete a JJC application.
    2. Submit official copies of your high school transcript or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC), and all educational, college or training program transcripts attended after high school by completing a transcript request form.
    3. Go to the ID / user name / password help page and obtain your JJC username and password.
    4. Send the transcript evaluation form to the Academic Credentials Office, A-1020, with all requests for college or post-high-school transcript(s), asking that it be evaluated. When completing the transcript evaluation form, be sure to select "Associate in Arts" and the correct applicant type located under the Transfer Evaluation Request Information section. View your academic summary on eResources in approximately four to six weeks for your evaluated transfer credit and the JJC equivalencies.
    5. Check to make sure you have met all the admission criteria, below.
    6. Take the Placement Test.
    7. Complete an online nursing application. This application can only be completed during the Nursing Application Period (February 1-15 and June 1-15). 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.

    Nursing Admissions Criteria

      Application Periods:

    • February 1st - 15th  for the fall semester (transcripts must be submitted by December 1st)
    • June 1st - 15th for the spring semester (transcripts must be submitted by April 1st)

     

    Admission Requirements

    The following items must be on file with the Office of Admissions and Academic Credentials departments prior to application to the nursing program.

    • Must meet residency requirements as defined by Joliet Junior College.
    • Complete the Joliet Junior College Online Admission Application.
    • Submit High School Transcript or High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC). Send Official Transcripts to the Admissions Office, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431
    • Submit official transcripts from every college attended by deadline above. Students must complete the online Transcript Evaluation Request Form and submit it to the Academic Credentials Office - A-1020 . Be sure to select "Associate in Arts" and the correct applicant type located under the Transfer Evaluation Request Information section. View your academic summary on eResources in approximately four to six weeks for your evaluated transfer credits and the JJC equivalencies.
    • Minimum GPA of 2.0 in prerequisites, general education and recommended courses for the program.

    Placement Test/ACT Scores

    The following academic eligibility requirements must be met. Courses must be completed with a grade "C" or higher or previous college credit in English and/or Math.

    • Placement Test or valid ACT scores. Complete the required developmental courses in Reading (ENG 020 and/or ENG 021), Writing (ENG 098 and/or ENG 099), and Math (Math 090) with a grade of "C" or better or previous college credit in English and/or Math.

    Nursing Program Entrance Exam

    Please note that for the application period of June 1-15, 2017, all JJC students are required to have the new ATI TEAS (version 6) scores on file. TEAS V scores will no longer be accepted at that time. ATI TEAS (version 6) testing will be available after September 1, 2016, and TEAS V testing will be discontinued effective August 31, 2016. Please plan your testing date accordingly.

    ATI-TEAS (Test of the Essential Academic Skills Version 6 - $75+tax) must be taken at JJC in the Academic Skills Center with a minimum composite score of 60 by the last day of the application period (February 15 or June 15) and should only be taken once per semester (spring, summer, fall) for consideration in the competitive entry process (scores do not expire). The TEAS exam evaluates math skills, reading comprehension, and English and science proficiency. Scores from other schools will not be considered. Please note that this mandatory exam must be scheduled and paid online by the applicant and is available by appointment only at both the Main Campus, Romeoville Campus, City Center Campus, and the Morris Education Center.

    • Students who score a 82 or above on the TEAS Composite will be guaranteed admittance, contingent on the results of your background check and drug screening, and when a nursing application is completed. In the event there are more students in the Guaranteed Admission Category than available seats, a ranking system will be used (see below). Students who score below 82 will be ranked according to the Ranking System below. Minimum score for consideration is 60.
    • Schedule an appointment with a nursing advisor (815.280.2435) after you have submitted your high school/college transcripts and completed the Placement Test (if required) and the TEAS Exam.

    Students applying to the JJC Nursing Program are encouraged to take the TEAS Exam upon entry to JJC. Students who are placed into developmental English and/or math or students who are undecided about their transfer plans should consider delaying the TEAS Exam until after they have completed English, Math, and Science courses but be aware that these courses may be eligible for financial aid. Some colleges/universities limit the number of times a nursing applicant can take the TEAS Exam. Be sure to check the nursing program admissions policies at your school of transfer choice. The TEAS Exam is difficult; TEAS Preparation study sessions are available at the JJC Tutoring and Learning Center. Study guides are available for purchase at www.atitesting.com. Students may also study from the current study guides available in the JJC library and the Resource Room at the Romeoville Campus.

    Ranking System

    1. Each eligible application will be given a number for anonymity by the Admissions Office and all demographic data will be removed.
    2. Applications will be sent to the Nursing Admissions Committee.
    3. Applicants will receive an email to their JJC email account informing them if they qualified within 3 - 5 weeks after submitting the nursing application.
    4. Applicants will be scored and ranked based on:
    • TEAS Composite Score (weighted 40%)
    • Calculated GPA based on grades for ENG 101; PSYC 101; PSYC 215; HEAL 109; BIO 250; BIO 251 taken at JJC or transferred in. If a class was taken more than once, the most recent grade will be used. If a student has "clepped" out of a class (using the College Level Examination Program - CLEP Test, the grade will be counted as "C" (weighted 30%)
    • Percentage of general education classes completed - BIO 250 + BIO 251 (weighted 20%)
    • Percentage of prerequisite/general education classes completed - ENG 101; PSYC 101; PSYC 215; HEAL 109 (weighted 10%)

    Admitting criteria is subject to change. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the criteria on a regular basis.

    Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Students who wish to transfer to a baccalaureate program for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree may complete the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree first and then enroll in an RN to BSN program at a senior college/university. JJC has agreements with several institutions to make this option very cost-effective and seamless. Another option for students wishing to earn a BSN is complete the Associate in Arts (AA) degree and transfer to a college/university with a pre-licensure nursing program or nursing major. See a counselor or nursing advisor for specific course recommendations.

    Transfer Guides & School Information

  • LPN to RN: Licensed Practical Nurse transition to Registered Nurse

    Application Periods

    • March 1 - 15  for admittance to the fall semester. Transcripts must be submitted by January 1.
    • August 1 - 15 for admittance to the spring semester. Transcripts must be submitted by May 30.

     

    Steps to Apply:

    1. All students must meet the following prerequisites prior to application into the nursing program:
      • High School Diploma or High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC)
      • Application to the college
      • Placement Test or valid ACT scores. See Placement Testing for more information. Complete required developmental courses in Reading (ENG 020 and/or ENG 021), Writing (ENG 098 and/or ENG 099) and Math (Math 090) with a grade “C” or better OR previous college credit in English and/or Math.
      • Completion of ENG 101 , PSYC 101, BIO 250 with a grade "C" or better.
      • Completion of the PN Comprehensive Predictor Exam
      • Minimum GPA of 2.0
      • Currently licensed as an LPN in the State of Illinois.
      • Schedule a nursing advising appointment (815-280-2435) once you have submitted your high school transcript, license, and completed the Placement Test (if necessary) and ATI PN Predictor Exam. All college transcripts must be submitted and evaluated prior to a nursing advisor appointment.
    2. Complete the online LPN Transition Application within an application period.  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.

     

    Students must complete a Transcript Evaluation Form by the transcript submission deadline. When completing the transcript evaluation form, be sure to select "Associate in Arts" and the correct applicant type located under the Transfer Evaluation Request Information section. View your academic summary on eResources in approximately four to six weeks for your evaluated transfer credit and the JJC equivalencies. .

    ATI PN Predictor Exam

    The ATI PN Predictor Exam is based on the 2014 NCLEX-PN test plan and consists of eight topics:

    1. Coordinated care
    2. Safety and infection control
    3. Health promotion and maintenance
    4. Psychosocial integrity
    5. Basic care and comfort
    6. Pharmacological therapies
    7. Reduction of risk potential
    8. Physiological adaptation

    The fee for this exam is approximately $57.00 (subject to change). The ATI PN Predictor Exam is mandatory. It should only be taken once per semester (spring, summer, fall). If a student applies more than once to the transition program, the ATI PN Predictor Exam does not have to be repeated; the highest score will be used for admission points consideration for the first exam taken each semester (if a student chooses to take the exam multiple times in one semester).

    The ATI PN Predictor Exam is administered by the Academic Skills Center.

    Be sure to select Joliet Junior College as your location to take your ATI PN Predictor 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. See their website for more information: ATITesting.com.

    Students who score a 77.3 or above on the ATI PN Predictor Exam will be conditionally guaranteed admittance, contingent on the results of your background check and drug screening, into the nursing program when a nursing application is completed. In the event there are more students in the Guaranteed Admission Category than available seats, a ranking system will be used.

    Students who score below a 77.3 on the ATI PN Comprehensive Predictor Exam will be ranked according to the ranking process below and conditionally provisionally admitted, contingent on the results of your background check and drug screening to the nursing program.

    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:

    • ATI PN Predictor Exam (weighted at 50%)
    • Calculated GPA based on grades for ENG 101; PSYCH 101; PSYCH 215; HEAL109, BIO 250; BIO 251 whether taken at JJC or transferred in. If a class was taken twice, the most recent 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". (weighted at 30%)
    • Number of pre-requisite/general education classes completed (ENG 101; PSYCH 101; PSYCH 215; HEAL109, BIO 250; BIO 251) (weighted at 20%)

    Admitting criteria is subject to change. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the criteria on a regular basis.

    Students will be notified via the JJC email account of their acceptance into the program or denial.

    Upon admission to the nursing program all students are required to have on file with Department of Health Professions and Emergency Services:

    • 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.

  • Radiologic Technology

    Application Period

    • November 1 – 30

     

    The Radiologic Technology Program has special admissions criteria and limited enrollment. Applicants are responsible for ensuring the requirements are met and all necessary documentation is on file. Only complete files will be considered.

    Please read the admission criteria, below, thoroughly before submitting your application.

    Steps to Apply:

    1. Complete a JJC application. Be sure to select 'Occupational Selective Program' and then the degree and Radiologic Technology Applicant as the intended academic program.
    2. Submit official copies of high school transcript and/or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC), and all educational, college or training program transcripts, attended after high school by completing a transcript request form.
    3. Go to the ID / user name / password help page and obtain your JJC username and password.
    4. Fill out the JJC transcript evaluation request form with all requests for college or post-high-school transcript(s).
    5. Take the Placement Test if you do not have math or English classes to transfer in.
    6. Check to make sure you've met all the admissions criteria (below).
    7. Complete the Radiologic Technology application. The application is available once yearly, in the month of November, for students who have met the Radiologic Technology admissions criteria.

    Additional information about the Radiologic Technology program can be found at the Radiologic Technology Program page, or call Admissions at 815-280-2247.


    Radiologic Admissions Criteria

    If a student is not admitted to the program or chooses to defer acceptance, the student will need to reapply the following year. No application will be kept on file after the start of classes.

    Admission Procedure

    The Radiologic Technology Program has special admission criteria and limited enrollment.  Applicants are responsible for ensuring the requirements are met and all necessary documentation is on file. Only complete files will be considered.

    1. All students must meet the following pre-requisites prior to application. Please read carefully to ensure all steps have been completed.

    • Complete a current JJC application.
    • Must meet residency requirements as defined by Joliet Junior College.
    • High School transcript or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC) on file with the Admissions Office verifying completion.
    • Completion of (grade of "C" or better) PSYC 101, BIO 149, BIO 250, ENG 101.
    • Placement Test or previous college credit in MATH 094. (students must place into MATH 098 or better; if student places in MATH 094, it must be completed before application to the Radiologic Technology program. MATH 101 and MATH 107 are not accepted in place of MATH 094. MATH 098 is not required.)
    • Minimum Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above.
    • Completed Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS - current version).
    • Schedule a Radiologic Technology advisor appointment by calling 815-280-2356 once you have completed the TEAS exam. DEPENDING ON YOUR TEAS SCORE, YOU MAY BE GRANTED GUARANTEED OR PROVISIONAL ADMITTANCE INTO THE PROGRAM. YOUR ADVISOR IS THE ONE WHO WILL CHANGE YOUR MAJOR TO RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY. IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FINANCIAL AID YOU MUST HAVE A RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY MAJOR CODE.

     

    All college transcripts (other than JJC) must be evaluated and placed on record prior to submission of your application for the program. (This process can take up to four weeks.) Official college transcripts should be mailed to Joliet Junior College, Academic Credentials Office, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938. Students must complete a Transcript Evaluation Form in order to have their transcripts evaluated.

    Students who have met the above Admissions Criteria are free to apply to the Radiologic Technology Program in the month of November to enter the point ranking system.

    2. Students who score 82 or above on the TEAS composite will be guaranteed admission into the Radiologic Technology program when an application to the program is completed and the above requirements (see #1) are met. In the event there are more students in the Guaranteed Admission category than available seats, a ranking system will be used (see #4).

    3. Students who score 75 - 81 on the TEAS composite will be provisionally admitted to the Radiologic Technology Program. Provisionally admitted students will be admitted using the ranking system (see #4).

    4. Admissions to the Radiologic Technology program will be determined by a point ranking system. Each eligible applicant will be given a number for anonymity by the admissions office. Applications will be sent to the Radiologic Technology Admissions Committee to be scored and ranked by the following criteria:

    • GPA (calculated on courses required for the Radiologic Technology Program only) (weighted 25%)
    • Number of general education classes completed (weighted 20%)
    • Science courses will be weighted heavier
    • TEAS test scores (TEAS composite weighted 35%; TEAS reading weighted 20%). Qualified applicants will be required to take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills exam (TEAS). The fee for this exam is paid by the applicant. The TEAS Exam should be completed as soon as possible. We encourage applicants to take the exam only one time per semester. If the TEAS Exam is taken multiple times during a semester, the committee will ONLY consider the score from the first time it was taken during that semester. Please refer to the ATI-TEAS Testing website for more information at -

    5. These additional general education courses are not required to be considered for admission, but they are required for completion of the AAS Degree. Taking these courses will add points to the applicant's overall score.

    • BIO 100 Medical Terminology, 3 credit hours
    • BIO 251 Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credit hours

    6. Upon admission to the Radiologic Technology program, all students are required to have on file in the Department of Health Professions and Emergency Services (If granted admission, the applicant will be informed as to when these requirements must be completed. The applicant does not need to complete these requirements until notified):

    • A current physical examination which includes specified immunization and required laboratory work
    • Verification of successful completion of CPR: type C (specific to health care practitioners)
    • Current criminal background check and negative drug screen

    For tuition information, please refer to the Tuition page.

    NOTE: Admitting criteria is subject to change. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the criteria on a regular basis.

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    Application Period


    If a student is not admitted to the program or chooses to defer acceptance, the student will need to reapply the following year. No application will be kept on file after the start of classes.

    The Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS degree program has special admission criteria and limited enrollment. Applications for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree program will be accepted by the Admissions Office in April for the following fall semester. Applicants are responsible for ensuring the requirements are met and all necessary documentation is on file. Only complete files will be considered.

    Steps to Apply:

    1. Students must meet the following prerequisites prior to application. Please read carefully to ensure all steps have been completed.

    • Current application to the college.
    • Must meet residency requirements as defined by Joliet Junior College. In-district students have first right of admission. Out of district students will be admitted if spaces are available.
    • High School transcript or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC) on file with the Admissions Office verifying completion.
    • All college transcripts (other than JJC) must be evaluated and placed on record prior to submission of your application for the program. This process can take up to four weeks. Official college transcripts should be mailed to Joliet Junior College, Academic Credentials Office, 1215 Houbolt Road Joliet, IL 60431-8938. Students must complete a Transcript Evaluation Form in order to have their transcripts evaluated.
    • Completion of PHYS 100 (or PHYS 110), BIO 250 and MATH 131 (or MATH 128) with a grade of “C” or better by the end of the spring semester.
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above.
    • Completed Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
    • All students are required to attend a mandatory information session prior to applying to the program. These sessions are held monthly throughout the year. View info session dates.
    • Compliance with the technical standards of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) as outlined below:


    Students must be able to complete the following:

    a. Lift more than 50 pounds, push, pull, bend and stoop routinely
    b. Have full use of both hands, wrists and shoulders
    c. Distinguish audible sounds
    d. Adequately view sonograms, including color distinctions
    e. Work standing on their feet 80% of the time
    f. Interact compassionately and effectively with the sick or injured
    g. Assist patients on and off examining tables
    h. Communicate effectively with patients and other health care professionals
    i. Organize and accurately perform the individual steps in a sonographic procedure in the
    proper sequence.

    For more information, please go to http://www.sdms.org/resources

    1. Students who have met the above Admissions Criteria are free to apply to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program in the month of April to enter the point ranking system. The application can be found only online in the month of April.

    2. Students who score 82 or above on the TEAS composite will be guaranteed admittance into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program, contigent on the results of their background check and drug screening when an application to the program is completed and the above requirements (see #1) are met. In the event there are more students in the Guaranteed Admittance category than available seats, a ranking system will be used (see #3).

    3. Admissions to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS Program will be determined by a point ranking system. Each eligible applicant will be given a number for anonymity by the admissions office. Applications will be sent to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Admissions Committee to be scored and ranked by the following criteria:

    • GPA (calculated on courses required for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program (weighted 25%).
    • Number of required general education classes completed (weighted 25%).
    • TEAS composite (weighted 30%) and science (weighted 20%) scores. Qualified applicants will be required to take the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills Test (TEAS). The fee for this test will be approximately $71 plus tax to be paid by the applicant. The TEAS test needs to be completed by April 30th. We encourage applicants to only take the exam one time per semester. If the TEAS test is taken multiple times in a semester, the committee will ONLY consider the score from the initial time it was taken during that semester. Please refer to the Academic Skills Center  under ATI-TEAS testing for more information.

    These additional general education courses are not required to be considered for admission, but they are required for completion of the AAS Degree. Taking these courses will add points to the applicant’s overall score.

    • BIO 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credit hours
    • ENG 101 (or ENG 102) Rhetoric, 3 credit hours
    • PSYC 101 General Psychology, 3 credit hours

    If these courses are not completed at the time of application, they must be completed prior to starting the Sonography courses in the fall. (Note: higher grades will earn more points.)

    4. Upon admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography AAS program, all students are required to have on file in the Department of Health and Public Services:

    • A current physical examination which includes specified immunization and required laboratory work.
    • A current American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Healthcare Provider CPR card.
    • Current criminal background check and drug screen.

    If granted admission, the applicant will be informed as to when these requirements must be completed. The applicant does not need to complete these requirements until notified.

    Important noteMandatory information sessions are held throughout the semester. Please call the Counseling Department at 815-280-2673 to make an appointment to assist you with your individual educational planning. For questions about the admissions process please call Kathleen Cartwright at 815-280-2429. If you’ve completed placement testing or your college transcripts are already evaluated, please call the Health and Public Services Department at 815-280-2356 to schedule a 30-minute advising session with Elena Miller, the Sonography Coordinator/Advisor.

    Admitting criteria is subject to change. It is the applicant's responsibility to review the criteria on a regular basis.

  • Veterinary Medical Technology

    Application Period

    • January 1 - June 1

     

    The Veterinary Medical Technology Program has special admissions criteria and limited enrollment. Applicants are responsible for ensuring the requirements are met and all necessary documentation is on file. Only complete files will be considered.

    Steps to Apply:

    1. Complete a JJC Application for Admission
    2. Read the Veterinary Medical Technology Program Admissions Policy and Procedure manual (PDF)
    3. Submit an official, sealed, high school transcript or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC), to the Admissions office.
    4. Go to the ID / user name / password help page and obtain your JJC username and password.
    5. If you are seeking to transfer all educational, college or training program transcripts attended after high school, submit official transcripts to Registration and Records.
    6. Submit and complete a transcript evaluation request form.
    7. Take the Placement Test if needed
    8. Check to make sure you've met all admissions criteria.
    9. Complete the Veterinary Medical Technology Application. The application is available January 1st to June 1st for students who have met the Veterinary Medical Technology admissions criteria.

     

    The Office of Admissions will acknowledge receipt of your application and indicate any missing items. A student's file will not be reviewed until all of the above-mentioned paperwork is received by the Office of Admissions.

    Additional information about Vet-Tech Program can be found at the Veterinary Medical Technology Program page or email VeterinaryTechnologyAdmission@jjc.edu.

    Check to be sure you've met all the admissions criteria by contacting the Admissions Office, A-1049. Call Sandra Barrera 815.280.2247 or e-mail sbarrera@jjc.edu.


    Vet Tech Information Session

    Thursday, January 25, 2018
    Room B-1016 
    Time: 6:00 - 7:00PM

This application is for students wishing to take advantage of the excellent educational opportunities at Joliet Junior College. Refer to the students page for specific instructions about requirements for admission and registration procedures. Upon the successful submission of the online application you will receive a confirmation page that you should print a copy of for your records. A letter confirming your acceptance will be sent through the U.S. Postal system after your application has been verified and processed.

Applications that are saved to be completed at a later date will be available to access for 14 calendar days. After 14 calendar days, the application will be deleted and a new application will have to be re-entered and submitted.

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