2024-2025 Catalog 
    
    Apr 12, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog

New Start Policy


New Start Policy

Joliet Junior College (JJC) affords returning students a one-time opportunity to correct poor past academic performance in order to reach new educational goals and objectives. To be eligible, the student cannot have attended any post-secondary educational institution for a minimum of 36 months immediately preceding re-enrollment at JJC.

Prior to requesting a New Start review, the student must enroll and earn at least 12 credit hours from 100+ level Joliet Junior College (JJC) courses with a minimum grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0/4.0.


Once the eligibility criteria have been met, the student must meet with the appropriate faculty advisor for assistance with completing the New Start Application. The application will then be reviewed by the appropriate Academic Dean. 


Upon approval by the Academic Dean, he application will be sent to the Financial Aid Office and Registration and Records Office to recalculate the GPA excluding the courses to be forgiven. Students should be aware that grades, academic standing, and hours of completion will not be forgiven related to financial aid status. Options for financial aid appeals and the procedures related to those appeals are found in the current Financial Aid Handbook.