If you have a high school diploma or high school equivalency or are completing your last semester of high school, you are a new student. Follow the enrollment steps below.
Step 1: Explore Careers and Programs
Are you unsure of what careers best suit you? Imagine Yourself at JCC Career Assessment is an online career and education planning tool for prospective JCC students. It will enable you to self-assess your values, skills, interests, and personality and explore career fields and programs of study at JCC that are most compatible with your assessment results.
Step 2: Complete the Application
Complete the online Admissions Application
You can also stop by the Office of Enrollment and Student Success (Wilson C1400) to complete the application at one of our computer kiosks.
Submit the residency form if required.
You will receive a welcome letter that confirms that your application has been received and provides instructions for the next steps in your enrollment process.
Priority Application Deadline
Term Start Date
Students who submit all required paperwork by the priority application deadline can expect:
- To be admitted to the college.
- To prepare for and take the placement testing, if needed.
- To attend an orientation session and meet with an academic advisor.
- To receive adequate time to plan, select, and register for classes.
The college will continue to process paperwork after the priority application deadline. However, to increase the likelihood of completing the enrollment process, the college highly encourages students to submit all paperwork by the priority application deadline.
Step 3: Submit required Official (sealed) High School and/or College Transcripts.
Send all your official high school and/or college transcripts to:
Johnston Community College Electronic transcripts
may be sent to:
Office of Enrollment and Student Success email@example.com
P.O. Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577
You must submit your official high school transcript unless you have already graduated with an associate's degree or higher. In this instance, your official transcript from that college or university will be enough.
If you have attended another college or university, in many cases, the college transcript is not required for admission. However, without exception, you must submit official transcripts from previously attended institutions if you:
- Wish to receive transfer credits toward your degree
- Plan to apply to a medical program
- Will apply for Veterans Benefits
- Will play NJCAA athletics
Notes: *High School students that meet the Multiple Measures GPA criteria (at the end of the Fall term of their senior year) and are enrolled in their fourth Math (in the Spring term) will be held until final grades are released and transcripts are sent from their High School during the spring term.
**If the original copy of your transcript is written in a non-English language, a certified English translation is required.
Step 4: Activate Your JCC Student Account
Your username is set up within 48 hours after completing an application. Your welcome letter will have instructions on how to activate your e-mail, WebAdvisor, and Blackboard accounts, which allow you to communicate with us and for you to receive important information related to admissions, financial aid, advising, and registration.
Check your e-mail on a daily basis. This is the college’s official form of communication. A hard copy may not be sent in the mail.
Step 5: Complete the FAFSA to begin the financial aid process .
We encourage all students to apply for financial aid. To begin the process, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Johnston Community College's school code is 009336.
Step 6: Take the Placement Test
Placement tests are mandatory, unless you qualify for a placement testing waiver. Review placement test prep materials before testing. Students who place below college-level
classes are required to take developmental reading, English, and math classes that
do not count towards a degree.
All curriculum programs require a certain level of English language proficiency. Students who are deficient in English are encouraged to take courses in English as a Second Language, which are offered through the college's Adult Basic Education department.
Step 7: Meet with an Admissions Counselor prior to Acceptance to the College
Students completing the placement test will meet with an admissions counselor after testing to review the results and discuss educational and career options and goals. The admissions counselor will assign your academic advisor. If you did not take a placement test, you will be scheduled a time to meet with an admissions counselor prior to acceptance into the college. A letter of acceptance will be mailed to you following your Counselor interview.
Step 8: New Student Orientation
New students must complete an orientation session. All new students should sign up for the New Student Orientation prior to the start date of their first semester. The orientation provides information about key services and programs for first year students and helps to establish a foundation for success in the campus community. Students can sign up for Orientation online.
Step 9: Advising
Meet with an academic advisor. Your advisor name and office location is located on your counseling summary form. Your adviser will review your program of study, career goals, and suggest courses for the upcoming term. Make your appointment with your advisor on Appointment-plus .
Prepare for your advising session by reviewing the Advising Syllabus.
Step 10: Registration
You will log in to WebAdvisor to complete your course registration on or after your activation date.
Need help registering? View WebAdvisor help guide (PDF).
Can’t get logged in? Contact the Jaguar Office of Learning Technologies (JOLT) at (919) 464-2260.
Step 11: Pay for classes
You are responsible for verifying your Financial Aid award or paying for your classes by the payment due date.
Step 12: Get your student ID and Parking Permit
Visit the Learning Resource Center to have your Student ID made. You will pick up your parking permit at the Information Desk in the Wilson Building.
Step 13: Buy your books
Textbooks can be purchased online or at the Campus Bookstore in Wilson C1105.
Step 14. Find your classes
Before the start of the semester, use the Campus Map to find your classes. The college does offer classes at our off campus centers. Make sure you know whether your classes are on the main campus or at one of our centers before the start of the semester.
Step 15. College Success...Your Path Starts Here!
Visit the current students' page for information about the campus, academic resources, clubs and organizations and much more!Johnston Community College does not discriminate in admissions, employment, or in its administration of educational programs and activities on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, creed, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.