Congratulations on your admission to Joliet Junior College! I'm glad you chose us to be a part of your journey toward pursuing your dreams.
I want to make sure that your academic career at JJC is a successful one. Please follow the steps below and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us. Welcome to the JJC family!
Robert Morris, Dean, Enrollment Management
To Enroll in Classes
After you apply to JJC, follow the steps below in order. This information can be viewed on any PC or mobile device.
Admitted Student Steps
Questions? Contact the Admissions Office by phone at (815) 280-2493 or via email at email@example.com.
Make Sure JJC Has Your Placement Records (if applicable).
Not sure if you need to take a JJC placement exam?
Here's how to find out:
- If you have a high enough ACT or SAT score, you may not need placement testing. If you took the ACT or SAT, you must make a request for the testing company to submit your scores to JJC.
- Your PSAT or high school GPA may excuse you from placement testing. Check out our temporary alternative measures to see if you qualify.
Don't have any of these scores?
You will need to take placement testing (see Step 6). If you have questions, visit our Placement Testing page.
Make Sure JJC Has Your High School Transcript or Equivalency Record.
The JJC Admissions Office must have the following:
- Your high school transcript or equivalency record
- All of your eligible test scores
Contact Your High School
Ask your high school to email these records to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to:
1215 Houbolt Rd
Joliet, IL 60431
If you are still in high school, a current copy of your transcript is acceptable.
Submit Earned College Credit (if applicable).
Did you earn credit from another college or university, through Advanced Placement (AP) or through College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) credit?
- If so, email your official college transcripts to email@example.com.
- If you want your credits to be evaluated and added to your JJC record, you must complete a Transfer Credit Evaluation Form.
Complete the New Student Presentation.
Watch the New Student Presentation, located within MyJJC. Available in both English and Spanish, and accessible from any device, this presentation will guide you through JJC's academic programs, support services, campus life and more.
Complete JJC Placement Exams (if applicable).
Placement scores are mandatory for enrollment into English, math and other classes. If you are not exempt (see Step 2), then you are required to take a JJC placement exam.
Request to Take a Placement Exam
Complete the FAFSA and Apply for Scholarships (if applicable).
Undocumented or Ineligible Students
If you're undocumented or not eligible to complete the FAFSA, consider completing the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid.
Meet with an Advisor.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, all new student advising sessions are offered virtually. You can set up a meeting once you have completed placement testing and the New Student Presentation.
You can expect to discuss the following at the meeting:
- Placement scores
- Your chosen program requirementes
- Creating a first-semester class schedule
- How to use JJC technology
- How to register for classes
Further instructions on how to schedule your advising session will be given at the end of the New Student Presentation.
Pay for Classes (if applicable).
In order to remain registered for JJC classes, you must pay your bill on time. Please note:
- A bill will be mailed to your address on file and sent to your JJC email address
- If you have not completed your financial aid file by the priority deadline, you may have to pay for classes to secure your schedule. You could be eligible for a refund once your financial aid processes. Eligible refunds will be processed quicker if students sign up for direct deposit.
- Make your payment via MyJJC.
- Learn about payment plans.
Are You a Parent or Supporter of a New JJC Student?
Complete the Parent and Supporter Presentation to learn about valuable resources and how to support your student.
Important Dates | 2020-2021
Please make a note of the recommended dates and deadlines. Students are eligible to enroll in classes after the suggested dates, but course availability may be limited.
Spring Classes (January 2021)
New Student Timeline - Spring 2021
These are only recommended date ranges. Students can complete steps anytime within the application period. A limited number of flex start classes are available after the semester start date.
- JJC Application available: Sept. 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021
- Complete the New Student Presentation: September to November
- Placement Testing (or submit appropriate scores): September to November
- Sign up for an advising session: September to November
- Registration for spring semester begins Oct. 19, 2020
- Financial aid priority deadline: Dec. 2, 2020
- Tuition due: Dec. 16, 2020*
- Spring semester starts: Jan. 18, 2021
*If you register for classes after Dec. 16, your due date may differ. Visit our Student Accounts and Payments page.
Summer Classes (May 2020)
The JJC Board of Trustees approved on April 29 a recommendation to waive summer course fees and summer lab fees for courses with a lab component being conducted entirely online. These fee waivers apply to summer 2020 semester sessions only. Technology, student service and capital assessment fees per credit hour still apply. The college had previously determined it will offer summer 2020 classes online only amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Application available: Oct. 1, 2019 to July 31, 2020
- Complete the New Student Presentation (online): October to February
- Placement Testing or submit appropriate scores: October to February
- Sign-up for an Advising Session: February to May
- Registration for summer sessions begins March 16, 2020
- Financial aid priority deadline: May 6, 2020
- Tuition due: May 20, 2020 by 6 p.m. (tentative)
- Summer session I starts: May 25, 2020
- Summer session II starts: June 1, 2020
- Summer session III starts: June 29, 2020
Fall Classes (August 2020)
Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all fall 2020 lecture courses will be online only. Courses scheduled with a combination of lecture and lab should be delivered in a hybrid format, with the lecture portion online and the lab portion face-to-face. This is contingent upon the State’s Restore Illinois mandate and achievement of the Phase 4 standard. Lab-only courses will be delivered face-to-face contingent upon the State’s Restore Illinois mandate and achievement of the Phase 4 standard.
- Application available: Oct. 1, 2019 to Oct. 31, 2020
- Complete the New Student Presentation (online): January to April
- Placement Testing or submit appropriate scores: January to April
- Complete the advising request form: April to July
- Registration for fall semester begins April 27, 2020
- Financial aid priority deadline: July 8, 2020
- Tuition due: July 22, 2020 by 6 p.m.
- Fall semester starts: Aug. 17, 2020
Financial Aid Information
For summer financial aid eligibility be sure to complete the 2019-2020 free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
For Fall 2020 financial aid eligibility be sure to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA.
Both applications are available on the FAFSA website. It is highly recommended that students complete the FAFSA as soon as possible.
- Summer 2020 Priority Deadline: April 24
- Fall 2020 Priority Deadline: July 8
Joliet Junior College Financial Aid Office offers workshops where you will receive assistance from a Financial Aid professional in filing your FAFSA. English/Spanish translators will be available.
Visit the Financial Aid page for more information and specific workshop dates and times.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I take a tour of the campus?
There are many ways to Schedule A Visit to JJC. We encourage new students to visit us and learn more about our campus.
How do I submit my eligible ACT or SAT scores?
Visit the ACT website and request that ACT scores be sent to Joliet Junior College Admissions Office (1215 Houbolt Rd. Joliet, IL 60431).
Visit the College Board website and request that SAT scores be sent to Joliet Junior College Admissions Office (1215 Houbolt Rd. Joliet, IL 60431).
I took Advanced Placement (AP) courses in high school. How can I use my AP credit at JJC?
Request that official AP scores be sent by the CollegeBoard to the JJC Registrar's Office and submit a Transcript Evaluation Form. Your AP credit will be evaluated and posted to your JJC transcript within 4-6 weeks. If you have AP credit that has not posted yet or you are awaiting exam scores, please inform your Advisor during your first semester advising session. Pending AP credit will likely impact first semester classes that your Advisor recommends.
Can I use accommodations on the placement test?
Placement testing is not timed and can be taken at different times and days. If you feel you may need additional accommodations on the placement test, please contact Disability Services to discuss what accommodations are needed.”