Degree/Certificate Seeking

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Apply to ICC

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Determine 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. A full listing of options for placement is available. 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 (ACT code 1035 and SAT code 1312) or have your high school send your official high school transcript if the test scores are on the transcript (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.

Apply 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 January 15 and April 1. Some scholarships may be available year-round. Check the Scholarship website for more information.

Meet 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, we want to connect you 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. We offer several options for advising:

  • Make an appointment with General Advising (all transfer students or undecided students) by calling (309) 694-5281
  • Make an appointment with Department Advising (all career and technical programs, including Health Careers) by finding your advisor from the link below or call general advising for assistance.
  • Visit us on one of our QuickStart dates. Visit QuickStart for more information
  • Sign up for one of our Saturday New Student Advising Sessions (after you have completed Apply to ICC and Determine Placement). You may go to advising to set up an appointment.

Make 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.