Note to Dual Credit Students
Welcome New Students!
New Student Orientation is an important first step towards college success. NSO is an opportunity to learn about Joliet Junior College’s programs, services and resources. You will receive information regarding academic programs, student support services, registration, and payment processes. You will also meet with a counselor to develop your first semester schedule and get registered for the semester.
You are ready for New Student Orientation if you have:
1. Completed the new student steps.
* Note to Dual Credit Students
Currently enrolled dual credit students planning to attend JJC on a full or part-time basis after high school are required to submit a new online application and select "traditional student". (Completing the new application will change their status from dual credit to their proper program of study while attending Joliet Junior College.) It is required that dual credit students attend a New Student Orientation session in order to receive critical information about college programs, services, and resources that will support student success
2. Obtained your JJC username and password. Student must have their JJC username and password with them the day of orientation.
3. Viewed the online new student presentation.
4. Picked an orientation date, time, and location. Please be aware that NSO is approximately 2 1/2 hours in length.
5. Printed your JJC Academic Summary and New Student Orientation ticket. Students must bring both of these documents the day of orientation.
Students pursuing agriculture or horticulture majors must contact these departments to complete a major-specific orientation for new students. See the Horticulture Sciences Department or Agriculture Sciences Department for more information.
Welcome Parents, Families and Supporters
Joliet Junior College welcomes parents, families and supporters of new college students. The information session at the beginning of orientation is open to everyone that would like to learn more about JJC. Following the presentation new students are escorted to the library where they receive counseling and registration assistance. Parents, families and supporters are encouraged to stay with the presenter and have any questions answered. New students that receive support are more likely to succeed in college we welcome your questions.
You are invited back to JJC Connect. This is the second part of the orientation experience for new students, parents, families and supporters. Learn more about JJC Connect! JJC Connect is not only for new students. There are sessions available that will answer everyones questions.
JJC Connect Sessions
College 101: For Parents & Family Supporters
Connect to Knowledge at the JJC Library
Connect Majors to Careers
Transfer 101: A Road Map to Transfer Success
Show Me The Money: Resources for Financing College
Commit to Complete: Questions & Answers with the Deans
Overcoming Barriers (Bilingual Staff Available)
If you would like a reminder email regarding JJC Connect dates and program information send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To address immediate questions or concerns, please contact the Counseling Office at 815-280-2673.