JJC Blog

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

Financial Aid Facts & Stats

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 8, 2018 9:54:00 AM

Financial aid is a necessity for the more than 70 percent of college students that apply for the FAFSA each year. Below, we break down some facts and stats about the FAFSA (and other types of aid) that might enlighten you as you embark on your financial aid journey this October. 

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Tags: About JJC, Tips & Tricks, Money Saving Tips

How to Manage Mental Health in College

Posted by Sam Ritz on Sep 24, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Did you know that 85 percent of college students reported feeling overwhelmed in 2015? On top of that, about 40 million adults suffer from some type of anxiety disorder, with 75 percent experiencing their first symptoms by age 22.

It's no secret that college students have a lot on their plate. If you ever find yourself stressed, anxious or depressed, JJC is here to help. Take a look at the tips we've listed below and consider attending one of our wellness workshops this fall. 

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

10 Best Kept Secrets for New Students

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 20, 2018 8:08:00 AM

If you're new to JJC, you probably already know that we have a Tutoring and Learning Center, a Career Services Center and First Year Experience counselors to help guide you as you begin your journey here.

But did you know that if you accidentally leave your textbook at home, you can check out a copy  at the JJC Library

Find out more about this best kept secret and nine others below! 

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

10 Questions to Ask Your Professor

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 11, 2018 8:24:00 AM

Want to get the most out of your JJC class? We've come up with a list of questions you can ask your professor that will not only help you succeed, but may also help you in your future career. Take a look below!

Not registered for classes this summer? There's still one session left beginning July 2!
Register via MyJJC or apply at jjc.edu/apply. View available classes at jjc.edu/SummerClassSchedule.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, For New Students

How to Balance School with Fun this Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 21, 2018 8:14:00 AM

Are you on the fence about taking summer classes because you aren't sure if you'll have enough time for fun? Set your worries aside - because there are easy ways to create a schoolwork/life balance! Take a look at our five tips to see how easily you can balance school with fun this summer. 

Not registered for summer classes? There's still time!

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.
Not a student yet? Visit jjc.edu/apply.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, Summer

5 Benefits of Online Classes

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 14, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Did you know that 29 percent of students across the country enrolled in an online or hybrid class program in 2017, according to an online education study

If you've never taken an online class before, consider testing one out this summer (classes are only six to eight weeks long). Visit jjc.edu/makeithappen to learn more about how you can apply or register.

In the meantime, read on to learn why online classes are so beneficial:

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Tags: Tips & Tricks, For New Students

You're Graduating... Now What?

Posted by Sam Ritz on May 7, 2018 8:15:00 AM

"So... what are you going to do after you graduate?"

We're guessing you've probably heard a million versions of this question over the past few months from your family and friends. If you're unsure about what your next step should be after you graduate this year, check out our list below for some quick tips.

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Tags: Tips & Tricks

Why Taking Summer Classes is the Smartest Thing You Can Do in College

Posted by Sam Ritz on Apr 30, 2018 8:05:00 AM

What are your summer plans?

Whether you want to go on a weekend road trip, visit an amusement park or spend time reading, consider adding "take a JJC class" to this summer's bucket list. In fact, choosing to take a class this summer may be the smartest thing you do as college student. Check out why below!

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.
Not a student yet? Visit jjc.edu/apply.

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

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

5 Steps to Graduate

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 26, 2018 8:05:00 AM

It's hard to believe, but graduation is only a few short weeks away - and after all the effort you've put in, we bet you can't wait to walk across the stage to accept your diploma! But even though you're working hard to finish strong, we don't want you to forget to complete the important steps you need to take before the big day, such as applying for graduation by the March 30 deadline.

Check out our list below to make sure you have all your ducks in a row.

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Tags: About JJC, Tips & Tricks