Joliet Junior College advisers are faculty members who assist students that have selected a specific program of study.
Joliet Junior College counselors welcome new students and assist current students with academic, transfer, and career planning. Students may also discuss personal concerns and receive appropriate referrals/resources.
First, complete a JJC application for admission. Second, complete the COMPASS test. Full-time or part-time students who plan to register for English, foreign language and/or math courses need to take the ACT COMPASS test. Students who are transferring credits from another institution in English and/or math may not need to complete ACT COMPASS testing. Students who transfer to JJC should bring a copy of their records to verify successful completion of English and/or math. The final step is registration.
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.
Students planning to enroll in English, foreign language, and math courses must first complete the ACT COMPASS placement tests in reading, writing and math. The ACT COMPASS test is a computer-based program offered on the JJC Main Campus, North Campus and at selected off-site locations. Students taking it receive immediate information on appropriate course placement and may then register for courses. Specific information regarding testing is available through the Academic Skills Center website.
The Academic Skills Center website provides many resources including a link to sample questions.
At least two hours of preparation time for each hour you spend in class. If you enroll in 12 credit hours of course work, a minimum of 24 hours per week should be budgeted for class preparation.
The college catalog includes requirements for all degrees and specific programs of the career division. Those planning to earn an associate in arts (A.A.) or associate in science (A.S.) degree take courses which are IAI approved and required by their chosen transfer college. Check with an adviser or counselor for assistance in choosing the correct courses for your selected degree.
College policies and procedures are explained in the college catalog and in the ctudent handbook. You are responsible for becoming familiar with the college's policies and procedures. Your student schedule provides information about refund deadlines and the last day to withdraw from a course.
Student kiosk terminals are computer terminals which can be used to access your personal information. Kiosks are located on Main, North, and City Center Campuses. You may access the following information from the kiosk terminals: course schedule, bookstore loan contract, deferred payment contract, graduation application, final grades, academic summary, good driver discount report, enrollment verification report, e-mail account information/passwords, and other information.
Yes, these courses are designed to bring your English and mathematics skills to the level needed to be successful in the required English and math courses.
No, except that some of the A.A.S. degree programs do allow Math 098 to satisfy a general education math/science course. Zero-level courses are calculated in the student's GPA.
English, mathematics, and some science courses.
In many cases, coursework will be accepted from many years ago, especially general education credits. Some occupational programs may not accept outdated courses, such as computer applications. Another example: nursing will not generally accept selected required science courses that are older than five years.
Students with documented disabilities may contact the Student Accommodations and Resources to arrange appropriate academic accommodations. The services are designed to make educational opportunities at JJC equally accessible to all students enrolled in college credit classes. There are no special classes for students with learning disabilities or learning difficulties.
The Early Childhood Center is available Monday through Friday, 6:30am - 5:00pm in the fall and spring semesters. Summer hours are limited. ECC serves children ages 3 to 5. Full enrollment is required. No temporary care is available. See the Early Childhood Center page for more information.
Unofficial copy: You may run an unofficial copy of your transcript off one of the student kiosk terminals, provided that you have the proper pin codes. An unofficial transcript is used for personal planning and advising. Additionally, an unofficial copy of your transcript is available through eResources.
Official copy: Official transcripts may be ordered via Internet, telephone, mail, or in person. Regular, priority, or express service is available. Costs vary depending upon the service requested.
Contact your former college or university and request that an official transcript be sent to the Joliet Junior College Records/Graduation Office. You must also complete a JJC "Request for Evaluation" form.
Every college has its own policy. Refer to the college catalog. The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) requires that ENG 101 and 102 be completed with a grade "C" or better.
Proficiency examinations are offered in some course areas. They may be taken only by students currently enrolled at Joliet Junior College. Application for proficiency examinations may be obtained from the appropriate department chairperson.
The advantages include a significant cost savings by attending Joliet Junior College and guarantees completion of the IAI general education core curriculum, which satisfies your minimum general education requirements at IAI participating schools.
CLEP is the College Level Examination Program and is computer-based testing. It can be used by students to earn credit by examination towards general education at Joliet Junior College. This test can be taken in the Academic Skills Center.