If you’re planning to transfer from another college or university to Johnston Community College, then you are a transfer student. Follow the enrollment steps below.
Step 1: Complete your Residency Determination and Application
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
|Nov 2||Jan 7|
|Mar 30||Aug 16|
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 2: Submit required Official (sealed) High School and/or College Transcripts.
Send all your official high school and/or college transcripts to:
Johnston Community College
Office of Admissions and Student Engagement OR Email to: 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 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 .
Step 3: 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 4: 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 5: If Required, Take the Placement Test
Placement tests are mandatory, unless you qualify for a placement testing waiver. As a transfer student, placement testing will be waived if you have successfully completed college level English and/or Math or have prior placement test results within the past 10 years. Admissions will review your high school/college transcripts to determine if you need to take the placement test and you will be notified of your next step through email.
The 10-year time limitation has currently been suspended for the duration of adjustments made for COVID-19. Transcripts over 10 years old may be used for placement until further notice.
Step 6: Attend the JCC Admissions Connect Session
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.
Because of restrictions relative to COVID-19, all JCC Admissions Connect Sessions are only offered online.
Step 7: 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 8: Registration
You will log in to WebAdvisor to complete your course registration on or after your activation date.
Need help registering? View the WebAdvisor help guide (PDF).
Can’t get logged in? Contact the Jaguar Office of Learning Technologies (JOLT) at (919) 464-2260.
Step 9: Pay for classes
You are responsible for verifying your Financial Aid award or paying for your classes by the payment due date.
Step 10: 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 11: Buy your books
Textbooks can be purchased online or at the Campus Bookstore in Wilson C1105.
Step 12. 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 13. 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.