Admissions Checklist

Become a JWCC Student

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FAFSA opens October 1. (JWCC Code: 012813) 

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Admitted Student Checklist

Get ready for classes at JWCC

 Watch for a letter including your personal log-in/email and instructions on how to access BlazerNet and SOLAR. Your log-in is needed to access your schedule, financial aid, grades, online courses and John Wood email account. 

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 All students should fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). This will determine eligibility for state and federal grants and loans. The earlier you apply, the better. View results on SOLAR (use your login) under Financial Aid Eligibility. FAFSA opens October 1. 

(JWCC Code: 012813)

A placement assessment may be needed prior to registration to ensure that your academic advisor schedules you in the appropriate courses to ensure your success.

The need for placement assessment may be satisfied based on the evaluation of high school transcript (within 5 years), SAT or ACT scores, or successful completion of college level English and Math courses. The advising office will notify you if this is needed before your advising appointment.

The placement assessment helps your academic advisor to know what math and English classes you should take. This is an important step to get you started on the right foot. Do your best.

Individual testing hours are from M-Th 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. If you can’t make any of these we are happy to schedule an individual time for you to take your placement testZoom tests are also available to take at home.

Wondering what the test looks like and wanting to practice?  Take practice tests by using the button below and make sure to select Classic Tests!

Contact advising@jwcc.edu or call at 217.641.4355 if you have questions.

 Advisors will assist you in creating your education plan, evaluate transfer needs and register for classes. Please contact 217.641.4355 or advising@jwcc.edu or visit Registration

 Are you undecided? Or want to make sure your major is a good fit for you? Career Services will match your interests and abilities with in-demand career fields and explore local job opportunities. 

 After registering, you will receive a bill. Check billing info, payment options and your financial aid status. Check the financial aid tab in SOLAR or call 217.641.4329. (Payment plans are available) 

 Orientations are two weeks before fall and spring classes start. Locate your classes, buy books, confirm schedule, get student ID, purchase meal cards and get a preview of online classes. 

 Visit the JWCC bookstore and get your books. Instructors expect you to be prepared with books in hand the first day of class. Books may be purchased or rented. 

 Student Life hosts pool parties, ski trips, ball games, tailgates, movie nights and extreme dodgeball. More than 20 clubs and organizations to fit your interests. And if not, you can start your own. 

 The most successful students arrange support early to ensure success at JWCC. Support at JWCC includes TRIO Student Support Services, Counseling Services, Disability Services, Perkins, Tutoring, Professional Dress Closet and Student Food Pantry, just to name a few.

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Admissions Requirements

Open Enrollment

John Wood Community College maintains an open-door admissions policy. JWCC will admit all high school graduates or the equivalent (GED) who demonstrate an ability to benefit from a JWCC program, subject only to space limitations. Admission may be denied to an applicant when it is not in the best interest of the college or the applicant to grant admission.

To become admitted to JWCC, students need to:

  • Fill out an admissions application
  • Submit high school transcripts or equivalency (GED or HiSET) to transcripts@jwcc.edu. Homeschool students, see below.
  • Request transcripts for any college credit coursework be sent to JWCC. (This includes college credit taken at high school or any post-secondary coursework)

Once admitted, students may select courses or programs according to their interests and abilities. JWCC provides academic advising to help each student choose an appropriate field of study according to an individual abilities and interests. With some programs, particularly the Health Science programs, space may not be available for all applicants. See Selective Admissions.

Homeschool Students

JWCC welcomes homeschool students. Homeschool students will follow the same admissions process as all JWCC prospective students. When submitting transcripts, please keep in mind the following:

Homeschool transcripts:

  • will include comprehensive transcript detailing coursework.
  • will indicate grades that have been received for each course from 9th-current and an explanation of the grading scale for the home study program. (7th semester can be accepted for admission, final transcript will be required prior to the start of classes.)
  • MUST include the signature of the individual who prepared it.
  • may need to provide a brief summary of coursework if requested.

Transfer Admission Requirements

Those seeking direct admission to an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS) or Associate in Fine Arts (AFA), or an Associate in Engineering Science (AES) degree program must have completed at least 15 units of high school coursework in the following subjects:

  1. Four years of English (emphasizing written and oral communication and literature)
  2. Three years of social studies (emphasizing history and government)
  3. Three years of mathematics (introductory through advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry or fundamentals of computer programming)
  4. Three years of science (laboratory sciences)
  5. Two years of electives in foreign language, music, vocational education or art

Applicants who do not meet these requirements will still be accepted. Deficiency can be satisfied through placement assessment or by successful completion of specified high school or college preparatory courses in the necessary subject area(s).

Selective Admissions Programs

At JWCC, most of our programs do not have specific admissions requirements; however there are several programs in Health Sciences which have selective admissions processes. To learn more about the selective admission programs and admission requirements please click on the individual program links below:

Nursing Assistant (C.N.A)
Professional C.N.A.  
Practical Nurse (LPN) 
Registered Nurse (A.D.N. –RN)
Surgical Technology

JWCC District MapHow to Establish Residency

To be eligible for in-district tuition a student must have lived at a residence located inside the JWCC district at least thirty days prior to the beginning of that term. Students who move into the district may be required to complete a Residency Questionnaire and provide at least two non-self-serving documentation of their residence.

A student is in the John Wood Community College district if he or she resides in one of the following high school districts:  Bluffs, Brown County, Central, Griggsville-Perry, Liberty, Meredosia-Chambersburg, Payson, Pikeland, Pleasant Hill, Quincy, Southeastern, Unity, or Western.

Questions?  admissions@jwcc.edu

Placement Assessment

Placement testing is not required for admission, but may be needed prior to registration to ensure that your academic advisor schedules you in the appropriate courses to ensure your success.

The need for placement assessment may be satisfied based on the evaluation of high school transcript (within 5 years), SAT or ACT scores, or successful completion of college level English and Math courses. The advising office will notify you if this is needed before your advising appointment.

Learn more about placement testing.