The minimum requirements for admission to JCC are graduation from an accredited secondary school, possession of a high school equivalency diploma, or home-school documentation. The Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the ACT Assessment Test are not required for admission.
JCC has endorsed the concept of Full Opportunity of the State University of New York and accepts the philosophical implications of that decision. This means the college has agreed to accept all applicants who are legal residents of the sponsoring area, who are 18 years of age or older, and who are high school graduates.
The college reserves the right to make exceptions to its admissions policies and to impose other criteria on students seeking admission who do not meet the requirements above. This policy does not, however, guarantee admission of students to specific programs within JCC's curriculum. It does imply a commitment to meet the special needs of the students who may require developmental courses, tutorial services, and additional counseling services. It also challenges the college to expand its career programs, institute new approaches to the teaching-learning process, and provide students with the flexibility of changing courses and programs without penalty.
Full-Time Degree Seeking Student
A student who wishes to enroll in courses on a full-time basis must complete the application process and be accepted into a degree or certificate program. A new full-time student is required to take the placement test. Contact the Counseling and Career Development Center at the Jamestown Campus, 716.338.1007, or the Cattaraugus Campus Counseling Center, 716.376.7559, to schedule a day and time to take this test. Certain students may qualify for an exemption from taking the placement test. A new full-time student will attend an Individual Student Advisement (ISA) session and then meet with an academic advisor to schedule and register for courses.
Part-Time Degree Seeking Student
A student who wishes to enroll in a course(s) on a part-time, degree seeking basis needs to complete the application process and be accepted into a degree or certificate program. Once accepted, the student can see a counselor at the Jamestown or Cattaraugus Campus counseling centers, if needed, to prepare a course schedule for the semester, or complete the registration forms in the back of the master schedule. The student can go directly to the registrar's office on the Jamestown Campus or the business office on the Cattaraugus County Campus to register for a course(s). The placement test applies here as it does for the full-time student.
Part-Time Non-degree Seeking Student
A student who wishes to enroll in a course(s) on a part-time basis, not seeking a degree or needing financial aid, can register for a course(s) using the registration forms in the back of the master schedule, or by going directly to the registrar's office in Jamestown or the business office at the Cattaraugus County Campus or the main office at the North County and Warren centers. JCC's master schedules can also be obtained in the registrar's office and counseling centers. Part-time students must take the placement test prior to enrolling in any course which has a reading or writing prerequisite. Certain students may qualify for an exemption from taking the placement test.
Jamestown Campus, North County Center, Warren, PA Center:
800.388.8557 or 716.338.1001
Cattaraugus County Campus
800.388.8557 or 716.376.7501