Special Credit/Visiting Student

If you plan on taking a course or courses to transfer to the college or university where you are a student or if you don’t plan on earning a degree or certificate, and plan to take credit classes for personal or professional enrichment, you are a special credit/visiting student. Follow the enrollment steps below.

Step 1: Complete your Residency Determination and Application

Complete your Residency Determination and online Admissions Application

Be sure to check the special credit box under Programs of Study. You can also stop by the Student Success Center (Tart Building room D101) to complete the residency determination and application at one of our computer kiosks.

You will receive an email that confirms that your application has been received and provides instructions for the next steps in your enrollment process.

Step 2: Submit Transcripts as needed.

Official transcripts are not required. However, placement tests scores or high school/college transcripts will need to be provided if a student wishes to take a course with a prerequisite. You can bring the transcript(s) to the Admissions office or send to the address below.

Send all your transcripts to:

Johnston Community College
Admissions and Student Engagement
P.O. Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577

Transcripts must remain sealed in the envelope to be considered official.

Note: 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: Special Credit/Visiting students do not qualify for financial aid at JCC.

Step 5: Placement Testing may be required if taking a course with a prerequisite.

If you do not meet the course prerequisite by prior course work or other placement testing waiver requirements, then you will be required to take a placement test before enrolling in the course. 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.

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.

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: Complete e-Advising or Meet with an Advisor

You can complete the advising process without coming to campus  by using e-Advising or you can meet with an advisor. The advisor will determine if course prerequisites are met and help you determine the courses you wish to enroll in. You can start the e-Advising process or schedule an advising appointment here!

Step 7: 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 8: Pay for classes

You are responsible for verifying your Financial Aid award or paying for your classes by the payment due date

Step 9: 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 10: Buy your books

Textbooks can be purchased online or at the Campus Bookstore in Wilson C 1105.

Step 11: 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 12: 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.