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

4 JJC Resources You Can Take Advantage of to Excel in Class

Posted by Katie Newberry on Nov 4, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Even though the semester is winding down, it might not be easy to see the light at the end of the tunnel. This can be especially true if you’ve received midterm grades that did not meet your expectations or you’re anxious about looming final exams. And don’t forget about the upcoming holidays which can cause even the calmest people a lot of stress! But don't worry, JJC offers resources to help you excel in your classes and minimize stress.  

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

3 Advantages of Taking a Flex Start Class

Posted by Katie Newberry on Oct 7, 2019 8:02:00 AM

The final series of Flex Start classes for the fall semester at JJC begin Monday, Oct. 14. There are over 50 classes to choose from in a variety of programs. Flex Start classes allow students to take shorter term courses that start later in the semester, giving students more opportunities to manage around their schedules.  

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

7 Ways College is Different From High School (And Why That's a Good Thing)

Posted by Sam Ritz on Aug 12, 2019 8:08:00 AM

By choosing to go to college, you're more likely to land a job, get paid a higher salary and even live a happier, healthier life!

Sounds amazing, right? But that's not all! Did you know that college gives you perks even before you graduate? Read below to learn seven ways college is different from high school (and why that's a good thing).

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Tags: For New Students, About JJC

Why Going to College Online is a Smart Idea and How You Can Get Started at JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jul 29, 2019 8:04:00 AM

Did you know that JJC offers more and more online classes every year? This fall, there will be 350+ online class choices available in almost every area of study. Thinking about taking all your classes online? JJC offers multiple degree and certificate options where you can do just that! Read below to learn why going to college online is a smart idea and how you can get started at JJC. 

Not sure how you feel about online classes? Check out this blog to learn five amazing benefits.

Fall semester begins Aug. 19, with flex start options in September and October. Apply now.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

5 Best Gen Eds to Take This Summer

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jun 17, 2019 8:08:00 AM

With only one more summer session left (beginning July 1), students who want to take JJC classes should sign up ASAP. Taking summer classes is the smartest thing you can do in college - so whether you are a JJC student, home from your four-year university or an adult interested in going back to school, take advantage of this opportunity while you still can!

Not sure which classes to take? Below, we list five of the best gen eds you can sign up for during this final summer session.

Summer Session III: July 1 to Aug. 8 (six weeks)
Register: Visit my.jjc.edu.
Apply: Visit jjc.edu/form/jjc-application.

Disclaimer: While the list below includes general education classes that are required for many degree and certificate programs, we recommend that you double check to see if you need to take each class before signing up. 

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

5 Things to Work on During Spring Break

Posted by Sam Ritz on Mar 4, 2019 8:08:00 AM

Students: you made it! Next week is finally spring break! 

Whether you're staying in for some much needed R&R or busy with work and family, we hope you'll enjoy this well-deserved break from classes.

Looking for something productive to do during your time off? Below are five things you can work on over spring break.

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks

Why You Should Know About JJC's Flex Start Classes

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 28, 2019 8:02:00 AM

Have you heard of flex start classes? Formerly labeled as "late start," JJC's flex start classes allow you to begin your course after the semester start date. They have a shorter duration than a regular, 16-week class and usually last between eight to 14 weeks. You can register for them at any time - even weeks after the semester has started.

Here are a few things we think you should know about these flexible classes: 

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

7 Goals To Set This Semester

Posted by Sam Ritz on Jan 14, 2019 8:01:00 AM

Did you know that goal setting decreases procrastination and helps you focus? It may seem like something small, but working toward a goal is a powerful tool for productivity. Even if your goal is simple (like practicing meditation once a week or to drink more water), you'll still benefit because you're establishing healthy habits.  

Want to create a goal for this semester? Take a look at our list below for ideas!

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Tags: For New Students, Tips & Tricks, Just for Fun

It's Finals Week... Now What?

Posted by Sam Ritz on Dec 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

It's Finals Week, which means winter break is that much closer!

But while you're still here, there are a few things we hope you'll keep in mind. Take a look at our list below to see what we suggest you do during your last week of 2018 classes.

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

5 Things You Need to Know About Transferring Your College Credits to JJC

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 1, 2018 8:08:00 AM

Do you...

  Need to transfer credits to JJC that you've already earned at another school? 
  Want to switch colleges and start taking classes at JJC?
  Need to transfer courses you took from the military to JJC?
  Want to transfer credits from classes you took at another college 5-10+ years ago to JJC?

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, there's a few things you'll need to do. Here's how you can get started:

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Tags: For New Students