Admitted Students

Dianna PerettiCongratulations 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

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  • 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 or mail them to:

    Attn: Admissions
    1215 Houbolt Rd
    Joliet, IL 60431

    If you are still in high school, a current copy of your transcript is acceptable.

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  • 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.

    Video: How to Pay Your Bill

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.

    Downloadable New Student Timeline (PDF)

  • 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

    Downloadable Version (PDF)

  • 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

  • FAQ's

    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.”