Accessing Student Services: New & Prospective Students

We are still able to help you access our services while we work remotely. While the process may look a little different than normal, our staff is dedicated to helping you succeed in your spring classes. Staff is remotely operating on summer business hours of Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m and can be available on campus by appointment. 

Staff are regularly monitoring these sites, emails, and phones . If prospective students have questions, you can call us at 217.641.4337 or email


We are still enrolling new students for Fall 2020 and we want YOU to be one of them! For new students looking to enroll, please visit and reach out to with any questions or concerns regarding your enrollment process. To apply, visit: 

Started the process, but not sure of your next step? Contact your admissions advisor or


To begin the transfer process to John Wood Community College, visit:
Your first step will be to apply to JWCC:
Questions about JWCC programs or what the transfer process looks like? Contact


Fill out this registration form Registration-Transcript-Request (Right click and download to your computer). Click the Signature field on the form to create a digital ID. When all red required fields are completed, click the yellow submit button (will open in your email with form attached and email to: 

If you have questions about classes, costs, schedule or transferring to your home institution contact or call 217.641.4355. 


Smart Start is a program designed for High School students.  It is an opportunity for students to earn college credits while still in high school. Class options exist for summer and fall 2020. Visit to start your college experience while in high school.


Once a new student is admitted to JWCC, you will receive an email that states your next step is to register. Summer and Fall registration ware open! You can only make an advising/registration appointment if you have officially been admitted to the College. Admitted students can email to make an advising appointment.


To file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please visit

Summer students will file the 19-20 FAFSA. 

Fall students will file the 20-21 FAFSA. 

For newly admitted students with a FAFSA on file visit, click on the SOLAR button, and then select Financial Aid to view your eligibility and outstanding items. If you need help with your log in information please call the Help Desk at 217.641.4325.

  • Forms can be submitted to the office. If you have questions on how to submit, please call or email us.  
  • We will be checking weekly for document submissions;
  • Financial Aid notifications are mailed weekly.  Admitted students with Blazernet access should follow directions in letter to view outstanding items via SOLAR and awards.
  • To apply for a loan, visit

Phone: 217.641.4333


JWCC is approved as an eligible institution for the instruction of veterans, reservists, and dependents under Title 38 United States Code programs.  The Office also provides veterans with directions to make application for state veteran’s benefits for Illinois Veterans Grant, Illinois National Guard Grant, and other resources. Please visit the JWCC veterans web page to see your next steps to determine eligibility.

Phone: 217.641.4330


Disability Services (DS) provides accommodations and services for qualified students with disabilities at John Wood Community College in accordance with ADA and Section 504 requirements. To receive services, students complete an intake with the DS office and provide documentation of disability. This office can help to provide testing accommodations, assistive technology, alternate format, video captioning, and other services as appropriate.

Phone: 217.641.4356


TRiO SSS is an educational support program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. As a TRiO grant, it provides FREE help to 170 qualifying JWCC students who are first generation college students, meet income guidelines, or who have a disability.

Phone: 217.641.4341


Current Students Click Here

Frequently Asked Questions


For information on the College's responses to the Coronavirus, visit:

To receive emails, texts and phone calls regarding College emergency responses, sign up for Regroup. You must use your JWCC email and password:


Adams County Health Department
507 Vermont St.
Quincy, IL 62301
(217) 214-5000
Adams Co. Health Dept. Website

Pike County Health Department
121 E. Washington
Pittsfield, IL 62363
(217) 285-7000
Pike Co. Health Dept. Website

Brown County Health Department
120 E. Main St.
Mt. Sterling, IL 62353
(217) 773-2714
Brown Co. Health Dept. Website

Illinois Department of Health Website

Center for Disease Control (CDC) Website