My child is considering JWCC followed by a four-year college. How do we navigate that process and get accurate information about transferring?
Communication is key! Talk to both schools’ advisors about programs, deadlines, scholarships, etc. At JWCC, we work directly with transfer schools to customize degree plans to ensure students take the classes needed for their specific transfer school and program.
PRO TIP: All four-year institutions have an admissions advisor who specializes in recruiting transfer students from other schools- especially community colleges. Connect with the transfer advisor to learn about the school’s specific transfer process, scholarships, deadlines and support!
How do we figure out what our cost will be?
Full-time tuition at JWCC is around $5,200 per academic year. For a realistic estimate of what that means for your family, we offer a worksheet to help summarize expenses and then subtract scholarships and financial aid. JWCC also has payment plans and loans to help resolve the balance. Many students and families that are able to “pay as you go” and graduate from JWCC debt-free. Students learn their exact cost when registering for each semester.
Where do JWCC students live? Is housing available?
JWCC does not have housing; many JWCC students continue to live at home and commute to the campus. Students who choose to live on their own or need to move closer to campus find houses or apartment complexes on their own. Many students live in apartments on North 12th Street or at Ridgebrook Apartments at the intersection of 24th Street and Harrison.
How do we make sure all of my daughters’ classes will transfer?
All JWCC credits will transfer to other colleges, but it’s important to make sure that the classes you transfer out of JWCC are the exact classes to satisfy the requirements for your particular school and program. JWCC advisors work directly with transfer schools to customize a degree plan to ensure students are taking the classes that fulfill the requirements of their specific transfer school and program.
What accessibility and support is available at JWCC?
JWCC has student support programs including TRIO and Perkins. JWCC’s disability and accessibility office helps students in a number of ways. In addition, JWCC offers tutoring, Pathfinder connections, a food pantry, counseling services, and much more to support our students. We also have a specialist in veterans’ affairs.