Frequently Asked Questions by Counselors
Is an ACT score required to get into John A. Logan College?
Is an entrance exam required to get into John A. Logan?
Students are required to take our Accuplacer placement test if they want to enroll in English or Math or are wanting to enter a program that requires a minimum score on the test. Students with ACT scores 20 or higher are exempt from taking the Accuplacer test.
Is there someone to help students pick their classes?
Yes, we have an Academic Advising department with specialists in this area. They can be contacted at (618) 985-3741.
Are students automatically accepted into John A. Logan?
John A. Logan has an open-admissions policy to those who:
- Have graduated from an accredited high school, or have received a GED Certificate
- are at least 18 years of age, or are a high school graduate at least 16 years of age who has submitted an approved high school permission form.
- After the application has been received, the applicant will receive an acceptance letter from the college.
Can a student receive John A. Logan credit while still in high school?
Yes. There are two ways to obtain John A. Logan credit while still in high school. One way is through Dual Credit. Dual Credit is through a Joint Agreement with John A. Logan College and the high school where a college qualified high school instructor is teaching the course. The second way is through Dual Enrollment. Dual Enrollment is where the high school student takes a class on JALC’s campus or online. In both instances, permission must be granted through the high school guidance office.
Can students start at John A. Logan and then transfer to another school?
Yes. We have academic advisors who will help students choose the proper classes for transfer to a four-year college or university. John A. Logan is the perfect place to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree.
Why do students have to take the placement tests?
The placement tests allow John A. Logan College advisors to properly place students into the correct level of English and math, as well as other courses that require those skills.
Where can students take the placement tests?
Placement tests can be taken on the Carterville main campus in the Testing Services office, or at the DuQuoin or West Frankfort extension centers. Students should call their desired location to find out the procedure for scheduling a test.
How old does a student have to be to take a class at John A. Logan?
16 years old
Do you have housing on campus?
No, but students can search local housing in our area.
What sports teams do you offer?
Men’s baseball, women’s softball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s golf, and women’s volleyball.