Next Steps

Next steps for accepted students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Jamestown Community College! Now that you’ve been accepted to JCC, you probably have questions as to what comes next. This checklist will help to explain the next steps in the process and keep you on course toward registration for the upcoming semester.

If you have been accepted early, registration may feel like it's taking its time. Meanwhile, watch your email for occasional updates, newsletters, and other information from the Admissions office.

1. Course placement and testing

Math and English placement is based on high school GPA and additional success indicators. Further placement testing may be required for students from out of state or without a GPA through their junior year of high school.

2. Financial aid

File for financial aid as early as possible. You can file your FAFSA and the JCC general scholarship application any time after October 1 prior to the year you plan to start classes. File by January 1 for priority consideration for grants and scholarships with limited funding. Be sure to list JCC’s federal school code of 002869 and TAP school code 2085.

3. Advisement and registration

Upon acceptance to JCC, please complete a brief intake survey to identify your academic goals as well as your individual needs and questions. You will then be connected with a faculty advisor to begin planning for your upcoming semester. If you are undecided, you will meet with a counselor who can help you to clarify your educational and career goals.

Full-time students must meet with an advisor before registering for courses each semester. Part-time students are encouraged to seek advisement, but are not required. You are encouraged to complete an Advisement Preparation Session (APS) to familiarize yourself with program requirements, college terminology, and your responsibilities in the advisement process. The APS can be completed in two ways:

  • Online APS – A link to the session is available on the advisement page of the JCC website and can be viewed at any time to prepare for a scheduled advisement appointment.
  • Accepted Student Days – These days are available during the summer months and include an on-campus APS, a meeting with a faculty advisor to schedule courses, and campus and residence hall tours. You may also visit with other campus offices such as financial aid, accessibility services, campus life, and others.

The most current registration dates, forms, and information can be found per semester with the credit course schedules.

4. New student orientation

After you have scheduled your first semester, you'll register for new student orientation, which will help you transition into collegiate life at JCC.

5. Certificate of residence

If you are a New York state resident, you must submit a valid certificate of residence every academic year in order to receive the in-state tuition rate. Certificates are accepted by the business office in person or by mail.

6. Financial responsibility agreement

Registering for classes creates a financial obligation with the college. The financial responsibility agreement (FRA) explains your financial liability with the college. In order to confirm your registration, you are required to complete and submit the FRA each semester by logging into Self-Service Banner and viewing your student bill.

7. Immunization records

Turn in your immunization records to the health center as soon as possible to avoid a $25 fine.

8. Housing

Housing is available at JCC’s Jamestown Campus.

9. Additional considerations
  • Accessibility Services - Call 716.338.1251 for assistance with accommodations.
  • Textbooks - Textbooks are required for most classes and are not covered in the tuition.
  • Transportation - Make sure you have reliable transportation for the semester and a back-up plan if you are depending on others for rides to class.
  • Paperless billing - Check your student bill in Banner. JCC supports a paperless, greener environment by not mailing paper billing statements.

Contact Admissions

Jamestown Campus
North County Center
(Hamilton Collegiate Center)

800.388.8557 x1001 or 716.338.1001

Cattaraugus County Campus
(College Center)

800.388.8557 x7501 or 716.376.7501