How To Enroll

Welcome to Jones County Junior College!  To enroll in the Early Childhood Education Program, you will need to complete a few basic steps for enrollment.  We hope that you will find everything that you need here concerning admissions to JCJC.

Step 1. Meet all general requirements for admission to Jones County Junior College according to the current catalog.

Step 2. Submit a completed Early Childhood Education Technology program application.

Step 3. Be at least 18 years of age.

Step 4. Have a score of 14 or higher on the American College Test (ACT) for English, reading, and Math OR must have a score of 10 or higher on the TABE test.

Step 5. Have a minimum college GPA of 2.0 if enrolled in college previously.

Step 6. Be able to physically and mentally care for children on a daily basis and /or in emergency situations as required by the Mississippi State Department of Health Regulations Governing Licensure of Child Care Facilities.

Step 7. Submit a current Mississippi State Department of Health Immunization Form #121.

Step 8. Upon acceptance submit fingerprints for a Criminal Records Check and complete the form for a Child Abuse Registry Check within 6 school days at the beginning of the school session. Continued enrollment in the program will depend upon receipt of a clear Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry Check from the State of Mississippi.

Step 9. Submit a completed health form from a health care provider.

Application Procedure
Application packets are available on the JCJC website, in the Student Success Center, or in the Early Childhood Education Technology program office located in the Technology Services Building office #7. All application packet materials must be submitted to the Early Childhood Education Technology Program Director. This office is located in the Technology Services Building office #7; office telephone (601)477-4119. Applications will be accepted through April 1st of each year. Failure to submit all information or complete all requirements on or before April 1st will void the application.

On or before April 1st:

Step 1. Complete all admission requirements for admission to Jones County Junior College as outlined in the current JCJC College Catalog.

Step 2. Submit the completed Early Childhood Education Technology program application packet which includes:

  1. Completed ECET application form
  2. Official copy of college transcript from all colleges attended
  3. Act Test Scores or TABE Test Score (If ACT Test Scores are not available, the applicant may take the TABE Test. Contact the Career and Technical Dean's Office at (601) 477-4075 to schedule an appointment to take the TABE Test. Submit the TABE Test Score with the application packet.
  4. Completed Health Form
  5. Immunization Form #121 from the Mississippi Department of Health

Student Selection
Each application is screened to insure the applicant meets all minimum requirements. All applicants meeting the minimum requirements will be notified of the date, time, and location of the admission interview by mail. The Admissions Committee will select applicants to become students of the Early Childhood Education Technology Program based on the number slots available for the fall semester. Selection criteria are based on academic records, completed college coursework, work experience, and a personal interview by the Admissions Committee. Selection criteria in each category are weighted by rubric as follows:

  • Academic 50%
  • Work Experience 10%
  • Interview 40%
  • All applicants will be notified of the results by mail.

Admission to the Program
Students are selected pending a favorable Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry Check. Upon acceptance students will submit fingerprints for a Criminal Records Check and complete the form for a Child Abuse Registry Check within 6 school days at the beginning of the school session. Continued enrollment in the program will depend upon receipt of a clear Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry Check from the State of Mississippi.

Readmission to Program
Students who withdraw from the ECET program for any reason and wish to be readmitted must reapply to the program by April 1 for the following fall semester. This includes students who do not attend for one or more semesters.

If you have any questions regarding the Early Childhood Education Program, please feel free to contact me at (601) 477-4119 or email leah.hinton@jcjc.edu.