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Office of the Registrar


Students can find information pertaining to Graduation, Records, Registration, Transcripts, and Transfer Credit Evaluation within the Registrar's Office. The Registrar's Office is responsible for the collection, administration, maintenance, processing, and distribution of information.

About Us

The Registrar's Office supports instruction by conducting registration, recording grades, maintaining permanent records, enrollment verification, driving restrictions, name changes, loan deferments, independent studies, tenth day/midterm reporting, FERPA, issuing diplomas and transcripts, based on college policy, state and federal laws, and is involved in the interpretation of academic policies as they relate to students. 

Our college's vision of being our community's first choice is the driving force behind our office. We are located in both the Main Campus in Joliet as well as in Romeoville. We are staffed with experienced and knowledgeable team members who can assist students, staff, faculty, and the community. 


Important Dates & Deadlines

  • 2019 spring general registration is now in progress
  • 2019 extended hours will be in effect for the week of January 7 & January 14. Our office hours during these dates will be: 
    • Monday to Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Closed on January 21 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday
  • 2019 summer general registration begins at 12:01am, Monday, March 18, 2019.

  • Academic Calendar
Register Now For Spring 2019

Additional Information

  • Contact Us

    Graduation Office
    Phone: 815-280-6671
    Email:  GraduationOffice@jjc.edu
    https://my.jjc.edu/student-services/registrar/graduation/Pages/default.aspx

    Records Office
    Phone:  815-280-6868
    Email:    wwwrecords@jjc.edu

    Registration Office
    Phone:  815-744-2200
    Email:    wwwreg@jjc.edu

    Transcripts Office
    Phone:  815-280-2743
    Email:   transcriptsinfo@jjc.edu

  • Procedure for General Petition

    Purpose: To provide students the option to appeal for a late refund, tuition credit, and or a late withdrawal due to extenuating circumstances.  

    Extenuating circumstances may not include: Change of employment or work hours, transportation issues, vacations, incarceration, relocation, or moving.  

    Students requesting a general petition must complete a general petition form available online

    The petition process is a two-tier process, the decision of the petition committee is final and cannot be appealed. 

    Note: Your petition appeal goes before a committee for review and may take three to four weeks before you hear the results of their decision.

    Note: General petitions are not always granted.

    Steps:  

    1. In order for petitions to receive consideration they should be for current or the immediate previous semester.  
    2. All refund requests, due to extenuating circumstances must be accompanied with supporting documentation. Any medical documentation must be on physician's stationary. Refunds will be disbursed back to the original payment method at the time of registering for the course. 
    3. A Late Withdrawal Petition, due to extenuating circumstances, must be accompanied with supporting documentation and should only be filed after the last day to drop a course(s).

    4. Petitions must be filed online. You will have 10 business days to submit documentation to the appropriate office. If documentation is not received by the deadline the petition will be denied. 
    5. Notification of the committee decision will be sent to your JJC email account.  

  • JJC Transcripts

    Joliet Junior College Main Campus
    In-Person (immediate pick-up): $15.00

    Credentials Solutions
    Online: $9.00
    Operated Assisted Toll Free Number (800) 646-1858: $24.00

    Online Transcript Request

    In Person - Immediate Pick-Up Only

    The Joliet Junior College transcript window will only be handling immediate pick-ups. All other requests must be processed online.

    When picking up your transcript the student will be required to do the following:

    1. Make payment of $15.00 at the Student Accounts and Payments Window (Campus Center Enrollment Center, A-1020)

    2. Upon receiving a receipt for payment, students must walk over to Registration located next to the payment window (Campus Center Enrollment Center, A-1020) and produce their paid receipt so the transcript requests can be processed. A photo ID is required when picking up your transcript.
    3. All restrictive holds on a student's record must be cleared before a transcript is released.


    If a student wishes to have someone else pick up the transcript he/she must request the transcript in writing, authorizing that person to pickup the transcript for them. The person picking up the transcript must show Photo ID.


    Telephone Transcript Request

    Joliet Junior College has retained Credentials Inc. to accept transcript orders by telephone. Please call Credentials Inc. at (800) 646-1858.


    Requesting Records Prior to 1976

    For classes that were taken prior to 1976, records are maintained on microfilm. The microfilm is stored in the vault and the Records Office needs 24 to 36 hours to locate the appropriate microfilm and process it for your transcript.

  • Transfer Credit Evaluation

    For questions on transferring to JJC, contact us at transfercredit@jjc.edu.

    Students that are transferring from other colleges who want their credits evaluated for a certificate or degree from JJC must take the following steps.

    1. Make sure you have a JJC application for admission on file with the Admissions Office.
    2. Request your official transcripts from the college(s) you have previously attended be sent to: Joliet Junior College, Transfer Credit Evaluation Office, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8938. JJC does accept electronic transcripts at transfercredit@jjc.edu.
    3. Complete a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request FormThis form is for college transcripts only.
    4. View your academic summary on eResources in approximately four to six weeks for your evaluated transfer credit and the JJC equivalencies.

    For information on the admissions process, view the Transfer Information page

    Note: JJC does not accept faxed transcripts.


    Advanced Placement and CLEP

    Advanced placement can be attained by taking examinations in the Advanced Placement program sponsored by the College Board. The results of these tests form the basis for awarding college credit to those students who have passed one or more tests with satisfactory grades. Students who have taken these examinations should request that their official scores be sent to the academic credentials analyst in the Registration and Records office.

    Students that have completed an Advanced Placement (AP) and/or CLEP exam and want their credits transferred to JJC must take the following steps.

    1. Make sure you have a JJC application for admission on file with the Admissions Office as well as an "active" JJC "username" and "password."
    2. Request your official score report from College Board to be sent to: Joliet Junior College, Transfer Credit Evaluation, 1215 Houbolt Road, Joliet, IL 60431-8939.

    Transfer credit will only be given based on official score reports sent directly from College Board.

    Note: JJC does not accept faxed transcripts or unofficial transcripts for evaluation.

    AP Exams & Course Equivalents

  • Priority Registration

    Priority Registration has begun. Emails were sent to qualified students via their JJC email box beginning October 3, 2018.

    General Registration for Spring 2019 started on October 22nd, 2018.


    Priority Registration is for:
    • Students who are currently enrolled in a credit class.
    • Students who have no current restrictions and/or financial obligations to the college.

  • Forms

Graduation

All students who earn a degree or certificate in the academic year (summer 2018, fall 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019) are encouraged to participate in the 2019 Commencement Ceremony. To apply to graduation, please log in to MYJJC and submit an online graduation application.

  • Application Information

    All students who earn a degree or certificate in the academic year (summer 2018, fall 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019) are encouraged to participate in the 2019 Commencement Ceremony. To apply to graduation, please log in to MYJJC and submit an online graduation application.
     
    Graduation Application Deadlines:
    May 2019 application deadline – March 29, 2019
    August 2019 application will be available March 22 - August 8, 2019

    *Summer 2019 Prospective Graduates who are planning on attending the ceremony must submit their graduation application and order their cap and gowns by April 12, 2019.

  • Commencement Ceremony (Students)

    Commencement Information

    103rd Annual Commencement Ceremony

    Friday, May 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

    Joliet Junior College Event Center

    1215 Houbolt Rd

    Joliet, IL 60431

    All students who earn a degree or certificate in the academic year (summer 2018, fall 2018, spring 2019, and summer 2019) are encouraged to participate in the 2019 Commencement Ceremony. To apply to graduation, please log in to MYJJC and submit an online graduation application.
     
    Graduation Application Deadlines:
    May 2019 application deadline – March 29, 2019
    August 2019 application will be available March 22 - August 8, 2019

    *Summer 2019 Prospective Graduates who are planning on attending the ceremony must submit their graduation application and order their cap and gowns by April 12, 2019.

    Commencement Ceremony Details

    Congratulations Graduates!!!

    Students will be notified by email with commencement ceremony information closer to the commencement date.

    The 2019 Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the Joliet Junior College Event Center, 1215 Houbolt Rd, Joliet, IL 60431

    JJC Map
     
    Ceremony will begin at 6:00PM. Doors will open at 4:00PM.
    Graduates must arrive no later than 4:45PM.

    If weather permits, a photo booth will be available for graduates and their guests PRIOR to the ceremony.

    Each graduate will receive 5 tickets. Tickets will be available starting April 15, 2019

    Friends and Family of the graduates will be able to view a live stream of the Commencement Ceremony on JJC's YouTube channel through a direct link on the JJC homepage which will be available the day of the ceremony.

    Graduate's Things to Remember...

    • Graduates do not need tickets to participate in the ceremony.
    • You will NOT receive your diploma or certificate at the Commencement Ceremony. If you have met all academic requirements and have no financial obligations to the college, you will be mailed your diploma or certificate six to eight weeks following the semester you completed all requirements.
    • If you have a disability or require any special accommodations, please contact us at graduationoffice@jjc.edu by May 10, 2019.
    • Graduates are asked to leave purses at home or with one of their guests – no provision is made for the security of purses. Additionally, you will not be allowed to carry a purse during the procession.
    • Graduates will be walking on AstroTurf and are asked to wear appropriate footwear.
    • Graduates are NOT allowed to carry flowers during the processional and ceremony.
       

    Please read the following instructions, as there will be NO ceremony rehearsal:

    • Graduates must arrive no later than 4:45PM.
    • Graduates must enter the Event Center through the North Doors.
    • Graduates must check in at the JJC graduation table to pick up your name card. You will be carrying this card throughout the processional and presenting it to the readers as you approach the stage for your diploma cover. Without this name card, your name will NOT be announced.
    • The name card is color coded. You will find your designated area by locating the sign that matches the color of your name card. It is imperative that you remain in your assigned space until the processional begins.
    • During the processional, your tassel is to hang over the right side of your cap. The cap is to be worn with the short peak in the middle of your forehead and the top board parallel to the ground. Graduates are allowed to wear either a black tassel or a gold Honors tassel (not both). Purple and white tassels are memorabilia and not to be worn during the Commencement Ceremony.
    • Once in the Event Center and in your row, remain standing until all the graduates have entered. Do not sit down until instructed to do so by the President of the college.
    • Ushers will direct you when to stand with your row to receive your diploma cover and walk across the stage. Once you have exited the stage, you will have your picture taken and receive your gift from the JJC Alumni Association.
    • Remain seated until the conclusion of the ceremony at which time the President will instruct you to stand. The President will ask you to move your tassel to the left side of your cap and then to be seated.
    • For the recessional, the stage party, administration, faculty, and professional staff will leave the Event Center first. Graduates will follow the Registrar through the Event Center Concourse and out the east doors where they will be dismissed to join their families and guests.
    • Graduates are to remain seated during the entire Commencement Ceremony. The ceremony will last approximately two hours.

    Please note: No reception will follow the ceremony.

      
    Reserve Tickets

    Each graduate will receive 5 tickets to the 2019 Commencement Ceremony. Tickets can be reserved beginning April 15, 2019.
    Please reserve only the amount of tickets you need.
    Additional tickets may be available on May 7, 2019. Information forthcoming.
    Tickets can be shared with guests electronically. We suggest printing tickets and bringing them to the ceremony. The scanners can read tickets on mobile devices, but they work better on paper tickets.

     

     

     

  • Commencement Ceremony (Faculty & Staff)

    Commencement Information

    103rd Annual Commencement Ceremony

    Friday, May 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

    Joliet Junior College Event Center

    1215 Houbolt Rd

    Joliet, IL 60431

    Information forthcoming

    JJC Map

     

  • Commencement Ceremony (Guests)

    Commencement Information

    103rd Annual Commencement Ceremony

    Friday, May 17, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

    Joliet Junior College Event Center

    1215 Houbolt Rd

    Joliet, IL 60431

    Guest Information

    JJC Map

    Ceremony will begin at 6:00PM.

    Guests are asked to arrive before 5:45PM. Guests arriving after 5:45PM will not be allowed to enter the Event Center until after the graduates have been seated.
    If weather permits, a photo booth will be available for graduates and their guests PRIOR to the ceremony.

    Each guest is required to have a ticket to enter the Event Center. Children under 2 years do not require a ticket and must be held by a parent or guardian during the ceremony.

    Friends and Family of the graduates will be able to view a live stream of the Commencement Ceremony on JJC's YouTube channel through a direct link on the JJC homepage which will be available the day of the ceremony.

    Things to remember...

    • One ticket per individual is required to enter the Event Center.
    • Children under 2 years do not require a ticket. However, they cannot occupy a seat and must be held by a parent or guardian during the ceremony. No strollers are allowed in the Event Center.
    • The Event Center doors open at 4:00PM. At this time, guests will be allowed to seat themselves.
    • Guests are to arrive before 5:45PM. Guests arriving after 5:45PM will not be allowed to enter the Event Center until after the graduates have been seated.
    • Guests who need an accessible entrance are asked to use the southeast doors of the Event Center. There will be a designated area for accessible seating.
    • Sign language interpreters will be translating throughout the ceremony.
    • If weather permits, a photo booth will be available for graduates and their guests PRIOR to the ceremony.

    NO CONCEALED WEAPONS OR FIREARMS ARE ALLOWED IN THE EVENT CENTER.

    Please note the following items are prohibited from the Event Center: balloons, food, beverages, and gum.

    Guests are NOT permitted to approach the stage to take photos.

    Please remain seated throughout the entire ceremony. The ceremony will last approximately 2 hours. Please keep this in mind when making dinner reservations.

    There will be flowers and gifts available for purchase at the Commencement Ceremony.

    Grad Images will be taking professional photos of the graduates which will be available for purchase online.

  • Caps and Gown Ordering

    Cap and Gown Ordering

    Caps and gowns must be black.

    If you have your own cap and gown from a previous JJC ceremony you must contact the graduation office at graduationoffice@jjc.edu to be added to our list of participants. 

    Graduates are allowed to wear either a black tassel or a gold Honors tassel (not both).

    Purple and white tassels are memorabilia and are not to be worn during the Commencement Ceremony.

    Caps, gowns, and tassels can be purchased through the Jostens website.

    The deadline to order caps and gowns for the 2019 Commencement Ceremony is April 12, 2019.

    Caps and gowns will be ordered and shipped to the graduate's address. Regalia will NOT be able to be picked up at JJC on or before the Commencement Ceremony date.

  • Commencement Tickets

    Reserve Tickets

    Each graduate will receive 5 tickets to the 2019 Commencement Ceremony. Tickets can be reserved beginning April 15, 2019.

    Please reserve only the amount of tickets you need.

    Additional tickets may be available on May 7, 2019. Information forthcoming.


    Tickets can be shared with guests electronically. We suggest printing tickets and bringing them to the ceremony. The scanners can read tickets on mobile devices, but they work

  • Commencement Photos

    Commencement Ceremony Photos

    Students who attend the Commencement Ceremony can order their pictures online through Grad Images.

    To find your photos:

    • Enter your Last Name
    • Enter Joliet Junior College
    • Enter the year of the ceremony attended
    • Then select Find my photos

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Records and Transcripts FAQ

    Q. How do I view my grades?

    A. You can print/view a final grade report via MyJJC Portal > Self-Service Menu > View Academic Profile view grades.

    Q. Where can I print out my schedule?

    A. You can print your class schedule via MyJJC Portal > Self-Service Menu > Register & View Schedule > view class schedule.

    Q. What is an unofficial transcript/academic summary?

    A. The unofficial transcript is a semester by semester printout of all the classes a student has taken and of grades received. It displays student’s grade point average semester by semester as well as overall GPA. The results of placement test scores, transcript evaluation from other colleges and other testing information may also be indicated on the unofficial transcript.

    Q. Where can I get a copy of all the classes that I've taken without paying for an official transcript?

    A. Former Students (Unofficial Transcripts)

    Unofficial transcripts can be obtained at no cost in person either at Main or Romeoville campus upon showing a photo ID.

    **If the record has a hold please refer to Restrictive/750 holds for further instructions**

    Current Students (Unofficial Transcripts)

    Current students can view and print their unofficial transcript on the MyJJC portal > Self-Service Menu > view academic profile > unofficial transcript.

    **If the record has a hold please refer to Restrictive/750 holds for further instructions**

    Restrictive/750 holds

    A hold(s) may be place on a student’s record for various reasons such as financial obligations, academic and/or disciplinary reasons. These types of holds will prevent students from obtaining unofficial or official transcripts.

    For additional information, student who has a 750 hold(s) needs to contact the department which has placed the restriction/hold. The transcript will NOT be released until the hold is resolved.

    If the student has unresolved restrictive hold(s), the student may still maintain the right to review his/her unofficial transcript in-person. The student should submit the student request to inspect and review education recordsform to the Office of the Registrar, Joliet Junior College, 1215 Houbolt Rd., Joliet, IL 60431. In addition, the student does not have the right to a photo copy, or to copy the educational record during the inspection. For more information, please visit FERPA Information and Forms

     

    Q. Can someone else pick up my transcript?

    A. If a student wishes to have someone else pick up the transcript he/she must follow theRequest for Third Party Transcript Pick Up Instructions.pdf. In addition, the person picking up the transcript must show Photo ID.

    Q. I sent a PDF electronic transcript to myself and now my school won’t accept it can I get a refund?

    A. No, unfortunately since the transcript order was completed the JJC Transcripts office is no longer able to issue a refund. When you sent an electronic transcript to yourself the transcript is considered unofficial and you will need to order another transcript to be send directly to the school.

    Q. How can I ensure my degree is posted on my official transcript?

    A. If you are a recent graduate please check your unofficial transcript  before requesting your transcript to confirm your degree is posted. If your degree is not posted please select hold for degree on the request form and the JJC Transcripts office won’t release your transcript until the degree is posted.

    Q. How can ensure all my current semester grades are posted on my official transcript?

    A. Please check your unofficial transcript  before requesting your transcript. If your grades are not posted please select hold for grades on the request form and the JJC Transcripts office won’t release your transcript until ALL your current semester  grades are posted.

    Q. How do I know if my transcript has been sent or received?

    To check the status of your transcript order or other information please click check order status.

    Q. Will my "D" grades earned at another college be accepted at Joliet Junior College?

    A. If the student’s cumulative GPA is less than 2.0 at a previously attended institution, credit may be transferred for courses earning credit and successfully completed with grade of “C” or above.

    Q. How does Joliet Junior College view repeat grades?

    A. the Joliet Junior College transcript reflects all the course work completed at the college. Only the repeat grade is calculated into the GPA. Both the original and repeat grade course grades remain on the transcript; however it will reflect that the original class was repeated.

    Q. How do senior college/universities view a repeat grade?

    A. It varies depending upon the college. Some colleges average the two grades on a repeat. Consult the college catalog or the college admissions representative for information.

     Q. Why do I need to sign an authorization form for my transcript order?

    A. In order to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), all transcript orders require authorization. Joliet Junior College provides the following procedure(s) for authorizing transcript orders:

    • Your order can be authorized by signing an Authorization Form that we will provide at the end of this ordering process and returning this form via fax or mail.
    • Joliet Junior College provides an additional way to automatically authorize your order if:
      • You attended Joliet Junior College any time from 1976 to the present
      • The billing name on the credit card you use to pay for this order matches both the student name on this order and the student name in their records
      • A specific number of fields in this order such as Student ID, Social Security No., and Date of Birth match the information in their records

    Because actually checking the records at Joliet Junior College is a process that occurs after your order has been entered, we cannot tell you definitively at the time of ordering that your order will qualify for Automatic Authorization. If we successfully authorize your order, we will notify you of that fact. If we are unable to automatically authorize your order, we will send you an Authorization Form that you must then sign and return via fax or mail before your order can be completed.

     

    **If you do not see an answer for your question please email transcriptsinfo@jjc.edu or wwwrecords@jjc.edu  with your  name and ID Number(If known) and someone will be able to help you”

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