Advising for New Students

Get ready for your first semester

  • Make sure you've completed your  intake survey  (through Starfish) and viewed your Next Steps as an accepted student.
  • Attend a virtual Get Connected session to ask questions. learn about the advisement process and learn about your next steps!

Begin getting familiar with your student information, major requirements and course selection by following these steps. Do your best to prepare a draft plan, but don't worry if there are things you don't understand. Your advisor can help you with your plan and answer any questions you may have.

  1. Log into Banner through MyJCC and go to your Student Records. View Placement Information to find your initial course placement for English and math. View Your Advisement Transcript to access your previously earned JCC credits, including any transferred coursework.
  2. View your program requirements and sample first semester in your specific program.
  3. Create a possible list of classes, using the English and math courses suggested in your placement information, along with other courses from your program’s semester map. If you already have credit for some of the courses, you don’t need to repeat them. If you need to move courses from later semesters to your first semester, you can.
  4. Find your classes in the credit course schedule. You can view the semester schedule as a PDF on the Credit Course Schedules page, or in Banner by selecting Course Schedule Search.
  5. Write down the times, days, and CRNs (course reference numbers) for each class so that they do not overlap with one another. This may take some time, and you may have to make a few edits as you draft your schedule to make sure everything fits together. Keep in mind that “TR” in the schedule means Tuesdays AND Thursdays. Your draft schedule may not be perfect the first time around - but do your best!
  6. Keep your transfer plans in mind when drafting a schedule. Information on transfer planning can be found on the Transfer From JCC page.

Spring 2024 registration for new students will begin November 6, 2023. New students will receive messaging when registration opens. 

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