JJC Blog

Learn more about student life and what you can accomplish at Joliet Junior College in our blog.

Why Dual Credit is the Best Thing for Your College Career

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 11, 2017 8:08:31 AM


Want to earn college credit in high school without leaving your high school campus? Joliet Junior College dual credit classes are high school courses that count toward your college degree. That's right - one class can count toward both your high school diploma and your college degree, even if you're not planning on attending JJC after graduation.

Take a look at our list below to see why dual credit classes are a great idea. 

Want to learn more about dual credit classes at your high school? Visit jjc.edu/getting-started/admissions/dual-credit.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

7 Things You Didn't Know About JJC's Extended Campuses

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 14, 2017 9:38:20 AM

Did you know that in addition to Joliet Junior College's Main Campus on Houbolt Road, you can take classes in Romeoville, Morris and downtown Joliet? 

Below, we've highlighted seven interesting facts about our extended campuses. And remember - you still have time to register for classes or apply to JJC before the fall semester begins on Monday, Aug. 21!


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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

10 Unique Classes You Can Take at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 7, 2017 8:28:43 AM

Thinking about expanding your skill set or interested in taking an off-beat class this year? Maybe you're undecided and you want to try out a few subject areas before choosing a major. If that's the case, you're in luck - JJC offers many unique classes, all of which can be found by searching through our online course catalog or via MyJJC.

Take a look at our fun list below! And don't forget to apply or register. Fall 2018 classes begin Aug. 20.

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Tags: For New Students

10 Tips for First Time Adult Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 31, 2017 8:37:00 AM

We get it. Coming back to school as an adult is a little nerve-wracking - but it's totally worth it, especially if you're studying for something you're passionate about or working toward a career that will help make a better life for you and your family.

JJC is the perfect choice for adult students not only because it's one of the most affordable options out there (check our tuition rates here), but also because it offers flexible schedules (evening/weekend classes; online and hybrid options), and multiple campus locations (Joliet, City Center, Romeoville, Morris).

Planning on attending JJC as an adult student this fall? Check out ten tips for success below.

Want to apply? Click here.
Need to register for classes? Click here.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

7 Reasons Why JJC is the Best Place to Start Your Education

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 12, 2017 8:29:38 AM

Thinking about college?

Consider JJC: an option that's not only close to home, but also a great fit for anyone, whether you're a graduating high school senior, an adult looking for a fresh start or still undecided. Check out our list below for seven reasons why JJC is the perfect choice.

Still not sure? Summer classes are still available - try one out and see how you like it on campus! 
Summer Session III begins July 3. Apply here for free, then register for classes via MyJJC! Call (815) 280-2493 for questions.


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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC

10 Reasons Why You Should Take a Summer Class

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 17, 2017 8:05:36 AM


With summer comes the sweet taste of ice cream on your tongue, the smell of sunscreen, cold lemonade and... summer classes?

You heard us right! There are many benefits that come with taking college classes over the summer. Read our list below to discover why you might want to register for a class or two! 

JJC's Summer Sessions for 2018
Summer Session I: May 21 (six weeks)
Summer Session II: June 4 
(eight weeks)
Summer Session III: July 2 
(six weeks)

To register, visit MyJJC or contact the Registration Office.


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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, About JJC

Common Scholarship Myths - Busted

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 7, 2017 12:17:33 PM


Applying for scholarships can seem intimidating on the outside, but what many students don't know is that it's one of the easiest ways you can earn money for school. No joke.

And that's FREE money, btw! 

But it takes too much time. And I'm going up against SO MANY OTHER students who probably have higher grades than me, so why bother? Right? Wrong!

JJC has more than $500,000 in scholarship money to award this year - so don't miss out on this golden opportunity. If you're not sure if applying for scholarships is the right route for you, we encourage you to think again, and take a look at our scholarship myth list below. 

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Tags: Money Saving Tips, For New Students, Tips & Tricks

13 Services JJC Offers You That You Didn't Know About

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 3, 2017 8:01:55 AM


Did you know that as a JJC student, you have access to an abundance of services as you complete your college degree?

Whether you need financial assistance, emotional support, career advice, transfer tips or you're just looking for ways to become more involved, we offer a resource for just about every need. Below we've outlined 13 services to help you.

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

How to Navigate Mainstreet

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 12, 2016 7:53:54 AM

Now that we’re knee-deep into September, there are a few things we can expect: pumpkin-flavored everything, taffy apples, the very first leaves to start changing color (the first day of fall is next week!), and at JJC – Mainstreet!    

This year, Mainstreet will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and Thursday, Sept. 15. Mainstreet is a tradition here on campus - it's when many of JJC's clubs line up in booths along the C-Concourse so new and returning students can learn how to join them.

Getting involved in extracurricular activities is proven to to have a positive link to student attendance, high GPA, and high test scores.

Below, we’ve included a few tips on how to navigate Mainstreet this year:

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

15 Rites of Passage for JJC Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 22, 2016 3:04:07 PM

Congratulations to all our new students this semester! We bet you're excited (and maybe even a little nervous) to be on campus for the first time. Now that you're finally a student here, there is so much you have to look forward to - and we've put together the ultimate guide! 

Here are 15 rites of passage you can expect to take part in during your time as a JJC student:

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Tags: For New Students, Just for Fun