Next Steps for Accepted Students

Next steps checklist for your first semester

Congratulations on your acceptance to Jamestown Community College! Below you will find information on what your next steps should be as you approach the start of your first semester. These steps can, and should, be completed at different times leading up to the first day of classes, but we encourage you to start now!

You will be receiving regular communications from our Office of Admissions and your success navigator between the time you were accepted and when classes begin. It is important for you to check your mail and email regularly for important updates.

If you are an international student, check out JCC's next steps for international students »

The first five steps can be completed shortly after acceptance:

Planning ahead for the cost of college is an important part of ensuring your time at JCC is successful. Filing your FAFSA is the first step to maximizing financial aid from all possible sources. 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.

Your success navigator is your go-to person while navigating the process of preparing for college. They’ll help you with everything from logging in to your JCC accounts to understanding course instructional modes, to finding the support services available to you as a JCC Jayhawk.

Contact Avery Georgakis (Jamestown Campus/North County Center) or Amanda Hulbert (Cattaraugus County Campus/online students) to schedule an appointment.

As a JCC student, you’ll use your MyJCC login for your student accounts. Becoming familiar with these accounts early on will ensure you stay up to date with important information.

Confused about your student accounts or usernames and passwords? Attend a Get Connected Session, or contact your success navigator.

Each student has their own unique interests and needs, and completing an intake survey allows us to connect you to the right people, places, and programs. Log into Starfish and find the intake survey under Student Surveys.

It is recommended that all students meet with an advisor before registering for classes. Learn about making and preparing for an advisement appointment.

The following steps should be completed after registering for classes:

On-campus housing is available through our Hillside Suites on our Jamestown Campus. Submit your housing application and deposit by August 1 for fall semester or January 1 for spring semester.

Turn in your immunization records and health forms to the Health Center.

Registering for classes creates a financial obligation with the college. In order to confirm your registration, you are required to complete and submit the financial responsibility agreement each semester.

If required, complete your certificate of residence every academic year to ensure you receive the NYS tuition rate.

All new students are required to attend a mandatory orientation the week before classes start.

For a customized list of course materials visit our campus bookstore.

JCC student ID cards are used to access many amenities, such as the Hillside Suites, meal plans, and other services on campus.