Step 8: Register for JAM
JAM is an orientation to college and a requirement for students seeking to receive priority registration from the Pathways FYE program. To give you an idea, incoming FYE students without priority registration register on average 2-3 weeks after those who do. Take advantage of this great opportunity to register for the classes you need and build a schedule that meets your needs!
JAM is an extended orientation where you will meet the Pathways FYE team and become acquainted with campus resources, make friends, and get ready for the semester.
You can now sign up for Winter JAM
JAM Frequently Asked Questions
JAM is an orientation to college and a requirement for students who want to receive the best possible priority registration from the Pathways FYE program. During JAM you’ll learn about PCC, start thinking about your career and major, and set some goals. You’ll also make friends and connect to resources earlier than others!
On Campus JAM: This is a 3-day orientation from 9 am to 4 pm that takes place in person. You will be given a 1 hour lunch break from 12-1 or 12:30-1:30 depending on your assigned group. You should plan to attend all 3 days for the full duration to receive credit and benefit from the perks. This is the optimal choice for those that are able to want to campus and have easy access to reliable transportation.
Live Zoom JAM: This is a 3-day orientation from 9 am to 4 pm that takes place on Zoom. You will be given a 1 hour lunch break from 12-1 or 12:30-1:30 depending on your assigned group. You should plan to attend all 3 days for the full duration to receive credit and benefit from the perks. You are highly encouraged to turn on your camera. This is the optimal choice for those that want to engage in JAM live but want the flexibility to participate from a more convenient location rather than campus.
Asynchronous JAM: This a great opportunity for you to complete JAM but with a lot of flexibility. You will have 2 weeks to complete JAM during your scheduled dates. However, throughout those 2 weeks you will need to follow set deadlines for the various activities to stay on track, receive timely feedback, and contribute to community building.
No, you must attend the entire JAM session you select (on campus or live Zoom). There are 7 live sessions and 2 asynchronous versions to choose from. Please choose a session that works with your schedule.
If none of the dates work for you, please sign up for Asynchronous JAM.
If you do not attend Jam, you will not be able to receive the benefit of priority registration from Pathways FYE.
No. These are two separate orientations. Online orientation provides a broad overview of campus resources and provides your Math/English/ESL placement. JAM is an extended orientation with more targeted support and community building.
Early registration is not the same thing as priority registration. Incoming first year students with early registration typically register 2-3 weeks later than students who receive priority registration through Pathways FYE.
Your Next Steps
Now it's time to make sure you're ready to register — to do so, attend a Pre-Registration Workshop.Step 9: Prepare for Registration