Applying and Registering as a Distance Learning Student
At this time, Johnston Community College does not offer any certificates, diplomas, or degrees entirely online. Coursework in many of our programs can be taken online; however, you will need to physically attend classes on one of our campuses to complete a program.
If you want to obtain a certificate, diploma, or degree at JCC, you will need to follow the general admissions process. You can choose to take distance education courses if they are offered instead of on-campus courses. Once you have been admitted to the college, you will be assigned an advisor who will assist you in selecting courses and help you as you progress in your chosen curriculum.
Special Students- Steps for Enrolling as a Distance Education Special Student
This is the process for those who want to take one or more courses at Johnston Community College and DO NOT plan to pursue a certificate, diploma or degree at Johnston Community College.
Special Student Status may apply to you if:
- you are a student at another institution and plan to obtain a certificate, diploma or degree at that institution
- you have no intention of obtaining a certificate, diploma or degree at JCC
Step 1- Complete an Application
Complete a JCC application and select Special Student-Distance Education Courses Only as your program of study. To ensure admission for spring semester, you must submit an application by November 16th. If you apply after this date, you are not guaranteed admission for spring semester.
Step 2- Provide proof of eligibility to take course(s)
If the course has a prerequisite, you will need to submit proof that you have met the prerequisite for the course. Proof can be through a transcript or a letter of permission from the university or college that you are planning to transfer the credit. For example, PSY 150 is a prerequisite for PSY 241. You will need to either submit a transcript from the college that credit for PSY 150 was earned in order to enroll in PSY 241 at JCC or submit a permission letter from your home college stating that you may take the course at JCC and transfer it back to that institution. Please be prepared to provide this information to your advisor prior to registration.
Step 3- Get Advised
If you have questions about the admissions process or whether you should enroll as a special student, you may contact the Distance Learning Counselor at email@example.com or 919-209-2120.
Step 4- Register
For online registration, visit Webadvisor.
Please note- distance education courses fill up quickly. If you do not register early, there is a high probability the course you would like to register for will already have met full capacity.