Center for Multicultural Access & Success

We Can Help Guide You Through College

The Center for Multicultural Access and Success primarily helps the following types of students:

  • Minority students
  • First-generation students
  • Undocumented students
  • English language learners
  • Under-prepared students
  • International students

What is a First Generation Student?

How We Can Help

We'll help you become engaged, empowered and excited about your college journey. We can help you in the following ways:

  1. One-on-one meetings with our advisors to make sure you're on the right track. Not sure how financial aid works? Confused about the transfer process? You're never alone - our advisors will be your guide and can connect you to the services you need.
  2. Participate in our workshops. Check out our events to see what programs we are offering. Get the best advice for studying, learn how to develop leadership skills and more.
  3. Accessible resources. We offer free tutoring, advocacy for undocumented students, cultural enrichment activities and much more.

Información en Español

How to Apply to JJC if You're An Undocumented Student

  • How to Apply to JJC if You're An Undocumented Student

    How to Apply if You Have a Social Security Number

    1. Complete a JJC application.


    How to Apply if You Do Not Have a Social Security Number

    1. Call (815) 280-6709 or email for assistance.
    2. What to Do After You Apply: Upon acceptance into Joliet Junior College (JJC) and after the creation of your new student account, JJC will send an email to the personal email address you provided in your application, containing your new JJC email address. Refer to the New Account Setup page for instructions on ID lookup and password setting.
    3. Ask your high school to send us your official, sealed high school transcript or high school equivalency record (GED, HiSET, TASC). Transcripts can be sent to
    4. Visit our Admitted Students page and follow all of the steps.

    Puedes llamar (815) 280-6888 para recibir respuestas a tus preguntas en español.

    Información en Español

Additional Resources

  • Getting Started

    Applying to JJC
    Become a JJC student. Our application is completely free.

    Placement Testing
    Sign up to take a placement test.

    Financial Aid
    Get information about your FAFSA.

    Student Accounts and Payments
    Check tuition rates or learn how to pay your tuition.

    Student Advising
    Meet with an advisor to discuss your course schedule.

    Learn About Web Advising

  • Current Students

    Free Tutoring
    Our Tutoring and Learning Center can provide you with free tutoring via a peer or professional tutor.

  • Center for Multicultural Access & Success: Mission and Vision Statement


    The Center for Multicultural Access and Success will provide exceptional student support services for minority, first-generation, undocumented, English language learners, under-prepared and international students. Serving as advocates, coaches and mentors the Center will engage, ignite and empower historically underserved students.  


    The Center for Multicultural Access and Success will provide transformational services, experiences, advocacy and support for historically underserved students to encourage academic success, personal growth, collegiate persistence and graduation.