Check out our Application Tutorial Video

JJC Application Tutorial Video

Q: How do I find the JJC application?

A: Go to the Apply Now page to read about our application types. Then, visit our Application page and select the application that best fits you.

Q: How do I apply to JJC?

A: First, visit our Apply Now page to read about our application types. Then, visit our Application page.

When you get to the Application page:

  • In the upper right-hand corner of the page, click "Sign In."
  • A box will appear. Click "Create Account" and follow the instructions.
  • Once you have an account, you can apply to JJC. You'll see application types listed on the right hand side of the page.

Need additional help? Check out our application tutorial video.

Q: Do I have to apply again if I am a returning student?

A: If a year or more has passed since you last took classes at JJC, you need to apply again. If less than one year has passed since you last took classes at JJC, your original application is still on file and you do not need to apply again.

Example 1: You last took classes in Summer 2021 and plan to take classes again in Summer 2022 - please apply again.
Example 2: You last took classes in Fall 2021 and plan to take classes again in Summer 2022 - you do not need to apply again.

Q: Do I have to enter in my social security number?

A: Your Social Security Number (SSN) is not required to be accepted to JJC. That being said, you will need to give us your SSN in order to register for classes. If you do not have or do not wish to provide your SSN on the application, contact the Admissions office at (815) 280-2493 for an alternative number.

Q: How do I enter my social security number on the application?

A: In the "National ID Type" field, select Social Security Number. Then, enter your Social Security Number without dashes.

Q: In the Education Information section, how can I find my previous school?

A: Start by typing your school into the "Educational Institution" field. To see a narrowed-down list of schools, please select a Country, Region, and City before selecting your institution from the drop-down menu. Making these selections will assist you in finding the correct institution.

Q: In the Education Information section, how can I enter in my school if I was homeschooled or if I obtained a GED/HiSET/TASC?

A: If you received a High School Equivalency or were homeschooled, remove any information on the Country, Region, and City fields. Then, type in the following options in the "Education Institution" field:

  • Home School
  • GED
  • Hiset
  • Tasc

Q: What do I do after I apply?

A: After you apply, visit our Admitted Students page for a list of next steps.

One of the first steps is waiting 24-72 hours for your username/password to generate. Once the waiting period is over, you can set up your new JJC username and password at jjc.edu/lookup.

Please visit our Admitted Students page for a complete list of steps after you apply.

Q: Can I call someone to get help?

A: Yes. If at any point you'd like to call JJC, please dial (815) 280-2493 for the Admissions Office. You can also contact the Student Hotline at (815) 280-2666.