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.

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.

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
Office of Admissions and Student Engagement
P.O. Box 2350
Smithfield, NC 27577

OR Email to: jccadmissions@johnstoncc.edu

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.

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.

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

You will log in to Self-Service to complete your course registration on or after your activation date.

This document offers more information if you are new to the Self-Service Login (PDF).

Can’t get logged in? Contact the Jaguar Office of Learning Technologies (JOLT) at (919) 464-2260.

You are responsible for paying for your classes by the payment due date
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.
Textbooks can be purchased online or at the Campus Bookstore in Wilson C 1105.
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.
Visit the current student's page for information about the campus, academic resources, clubs and organizations, and much more!

Johnston Community College is an equal educational and employment opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities. All inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, Title IX, and/or grievance procedures should be directed to the Associate Vice President of Human Resources, 245 College Road, Wilson Building, Smithfield, NC 27577 or via telephone at (919) 209-2025 or the Vice President of Student Services, 245 College Road, Wilson, Smithfield, NC 27577 or via telephone at (919) 209-2048.