Admissions Office

Main Campus: A-1020 (Campus Center)
Phone: (815) 280-2493
Fax: (815) 280-6740

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 4:30pm
(Closed on Fridays during the summer: May 19-Aug 4)

Special Office Hours:


  • The Saturday before first day of Fall/Spring semester 9:00am – 2:00pm*
  • Spring Break week (Monday-Friday) 7:30am - 4:30pm

*Time subject to change


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Part-Time Student

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  • Students registering for less than 12 credit hours are considered part-time students.
  • Registration takes place in advance of each semester.
  • JJC offers a 16 week fall semester, a 16 week spring semester and a shortened/accelerated summer session.
  • Most of our courses are 3-5 credit hours.

Steps to Apply for New Part-Time Students:

  1. Complete a JJC application.

    There are special admissions processes for Nursing, Vet tech, Radiology, early entry students, high school leavers, and those pursuing dual admissions. The applying processes for these are listed under "special admissions" on the students page.

  2. Submit an official, sealed, high school transcript or high school equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC) transcript to the Admissions Office at the Main Campus, A-1020.

  3. If student plans on taking an English, math, or foreign language course, he/she must take the Pla​cement Test prior to enrollment.

    Note to students with foreign transcripts: To prove U.S. high school equivalency, you must have your foreign transcript evaluated. JJC only accepts World Education Services (WES) or Educationtal Credential Evaluators (ECE) evaluations for review. Please have your evaluation translated to English -- can be general evaluation. In lieu of an evaluation, students may submit official transcripts showing they passed the U.S. General Education Development (GED) test.

  4. Receive an acceptance letter from the JJC Admissions Office. You may continue the admissions process before you receive this letter in the mail. Please go to the page to continue the admissions process.

Next Steps:

  1. Investigate financial aid and scholarships at the paying for college page.
  2. Go to the ID / user name / password help page and obtain your JJC username and password.
  3. Part-time students that have never attended college or who have less than 6 earned credit hours at another college or university, and are needing advising in order to select appropriate coursework may attend the "New Student Group Advising and eRegistration" session. See the counseling site for more information.

    Tthe Agriculture/Horticulture Department has a specialized intake process. Students pursuing these majors must contact the department to complete their New Student Orientation Process. See the Horticulture Sciences Department or Agriculture Sciences Department for more information.

  4. Register for courses.
  5. Make full payment or apply for deferred payment online through the FACTS plan at eResources.
  6. Purchase your textbooks at the JJC Bookstore.
  7. Students with documented disabilities should contact Student Accommodations and Resources (STAR) to arrange accommodations.
  8. Visit the next steps page for more information concerning the registration process, counseling and advising, student housing, and more.