First Time Student

You’re ready to write your success story – and we’re excited to welcome you.

As a First-time student you’ve set your sights on your dreams, and you are ready to tackle your future. We are here to help any student who has not previously attended college after high school or obtaining a GED, achieve the goal of earning a degree or certificate.

Apply – It’s Free and Easy ▸

After you apply there are still a few steps you’ll need to take to get ready for classes. Our Admissions Checklist has all the steps you need to get fully registered and ready for your first day of classes. 

Explore Programs

Choose your path from 150+ programs of study. 

Student Life

Student life is how you get connected at ICC. There are variety of clubs, activities, and recreational groups available to help you meet new people and grow.


The ICC Educational Foundation has more than 700 scholarships available – and one might have your name on it. All it takes is one easy application. 

Financial Aid

Learn more about the financial aid process, explore payment plans options or register for an event. 

Meet With Admissions

Admissions representatives can answer questions about campus life and guide you through the process of applying. We also host events and invite you to visit us and see for yourself we’re your Smart Choice. Explore careers and majors, meet faculty and tour the campus. 

Plan Your Visit Day
Al’s Journey: From Uncertainty to Ambition
Grace Finds Her Place at ICC
Breaking Boundaries: Kianna’s Success in Industrial Maintenance
Wired for Success: Jake Finds Fulfillment in Hands-on Apprenticeship


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
Mon-Thur: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Fri: 8 am – 2 pm