If you have a high school diploma or high school equivalency or are completing your last semester of high school and have never enrolled at JCC before, you are a new student. Follow the enrollment steps below.
You can also stop by the Student Success Center (Tart Building room D101) to complete your residency determination and the application at one of our computer kiosks.
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
|March 30||May 16|
|March 30||August 15|
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.
Send all your official high school and/or college transcripts to:Johnston Community College
Office of Admissions and Student EngagementOR Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 RISE Multiple Measures GPA criteria (at the end of the Fall term of their senior year) 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.
Your username is set up within 48 hours after completing an application. Your welcome letter will have instructionson 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.
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.
Placement tests are mandatory for students who meet one or more of the following criteria:
- Graduated from a U.S. High School more than 10 years ago.
- Has not earned any college-level English or Math credit
- Does not hold an Associate's or Bachelor's degree
- Has a GED test score of <145
- Graduated from a non-U.S. equivalent high school
All other students will be evaluated under the RISE placement measures and will be placed according to high school GPA, standardized test scores, or applicable college credit.
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.
After turning in all necessary transcripts and completing any required placement tests, new students will receive a link via email to schedule their JCC Admissions Connect Session. During this session, an admissions staff member will help new students connect with campus resources, learn about their educational technology, and interpret their placement in their program of study. These small group sessions last 90 minutes and are the last step in the admissions process.
Meet with an academic advisor. Your advisor's 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 Academic Advising homepage.