How to Enroll

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01Apply to ICC

Apply online — it's free and easy!

02Determine Placement

There are multiple ways to meet the placement requirements and prerequisites for courses. You can send qualifying test scores, send a college transcript, or take our placement tests. If you are not sure, please contact our Admissions Office at (309) 694-5200 or at [email protected] for assistance in deciding which option is best for you!

a. Send Your Test Scores

If your ACT/SAT scores will meet the requirements, you can either request scores directly from ACT/SAT. TheACT code is 1035 and SAT code is 1312.

Or you can have your high school send your official high school transcript if the test scores are on the transcript. This is the faster and less expensive option.

b. Send College Transcripts

If you have taken courses at another college, you want to get those official transcripts sent to ICC at [email protected] so we can apply those credits to your record. You may also want to bring an unofficial copy with you when you see your advisor.

c. Take the Placement Tests

Testing is available at all campuses. To make an appointment online, please review the placement testing information, or make a testing appointment. If you need assistance, please call us at (309) 694-5234.

03Apply for Financial Assistance

a. Complete the FAFSA

Be sure to fill out your online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We encourage students to complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1 for the following year. Visit the Financial Aid website or call the office with any questions at (309) 694-5311. If you are applying for financial aid, your high school and all college transcripts must be sent to ICC.

b. Apply for a Foundation Scholarship

The ICC Educational Foundation awards more than 600 scholarships each year! To apply, simply fill out the online application between October 1 through March 1. Some scholarships may be available year-round. Check the Scholarship website for more information.

04Meet with an Advisor

First Time Students

If you are a first time student to ICC, academic advising is a key step to your success. Once you complete your testing, make an appointment to connect with one of our advisors. During your advising session, you will get the key information you need to be successful, meet with an academic advisor to select your courses and get enrolled in your classes. We will also teach students how to access their student email and eServices.

05Make Financial Arrangements

You must log into eServices to view your tuition charges and tuition due date. ICC no longer sends tuition bills. For assistance with eServices, contact the ICC Technology Help Desk at (309) 694-5457. Tuition payment should be on time and can be made in person by cash or check. You may pay tuition online or setup a payment plan. Learn more about our payment plans.