New Student Orientation

Set yourself up for success by completing a New Student Orientation (NSO) Session. NSO is an important first step towards college success. During NSO you will learn about Joliet Junior College's academic programs, student support services, registration, payment options and how to get started as a JJC student.

Preparing for New Student Orientation

To successfully prepare and complete New Student Orientation, please follow the steps below. 

Choose an Orientation Experience That Works for You

Choose to do your NSO presentation either online (Blended) or on-campus (Traditional Option). After completing the presentation, sign-up to attend an on-campus New Student Group Advising Session where you will meet with an Advisor and register for classes.

Additional Information

  • Important Information about NSO

    All new first-time/full-time students and those first-time/part-time students wanting first semester advising are required to complete NSO. A current Admissions Application and all appropriate placement scores on file, before signing up for an on-campus session. New continuing student that have earned 6 or more credits from another institutions should complete the online presentation, print their “First Semester Advising Pass”, and then contact Counseling and Advising to schedule an appointment.

    Parents and loved ones are invited to attend the Traditional Session presentation and/or a Parent/Supporter Information Session. Only students are able to attend New Student Group Advising Sessions.

  • Financial Aid Information Sessions

    Are you a new JJC student and need help with the financial aid process? Are you a parent or supporter in search of money to help pay for your student's education? If so, please attend a Financial Aid Information Session conveniently offered on the same day as New Student Orientation Sessions. Attend any session, there is no need to sign-up in advance. Also, be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible! For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.