JJC Blog

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

What to Look For in a Transfer School

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 16, 2018 8:23:55 AM

Question: When is the best time to start thinking about transfer schools?
Answer: Right now!
(And yes, this answer is the same whether you are a current or future JJC student!)

Since every school has different requirements when it comes to transferring, the sooner you know where you want to go, the more strategic you can be when taking classes at JJC. If you have questions or need help with the transfer process, attend a JJC Transfer Information Session to get your questions answered. And in the meantime, take a look at our list below as you conduct your transfer school research.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, For New Students

15 JJC Certificates You Can Earn in One Year or Less

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 19, 2018 8:05:00 AM

Did you know that you can earn a JJC certificate in as little as four to 50 college credits?

In fact, if you plan it right, you can complete many of JJC's certificate programs in one year or less. Certificates are a great way to get your feet wet if you're interested in an area of study. Plus, many students who earn certificates start working in their field immediately. Below, we've listed 15 JJC certificates that you can complete in one year or less.

Want to know more about JJC's 180+ degree and certificate programs? Click here to see the complete list. 

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Tags: For New Students, Careers

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: Tips & Tricks, For New Students

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: Tips & Tricks, For New Students

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: About JJC, Tips & Tricks, For New Students

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

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, Tips & Tricks, For New Students

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