High School Students
You did it! Or you will soon. Graduating from high school, or getting your GED is no small feat.
Enrolling at ICC is a step towards a career you can be proud of. In just two years, you could leave prepped and ready with an associate degree. Or, if you’re like most ICC students, you’ll have your “gen eds” behind you and sprint to the finish at a traditional four-year college or university.
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.
If you are looking at options early, and want to get a jump on credits, you may want to dual-enroll in college classes – an option for high school juniors and seniors.
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 why we’re your Smart Choice. Explore careers and majors, meet faculty, and tour the campus.Plan Your Visit Day
Supporting Your Student
Have questions about what resources are available for you and your student?
Something changed on your child’s 18th birthday. They are now considered adults and privacy laws (which protect all adults) now apply to your child. This means that even though you may be paying for college, you are not allowed to have access to any of your child’s records. Learn more about FERPA and how it affects you and your adult child.
Yes! You CAN afford to send your child to college. There are several ways to get financial assistance if you need it. These include free federal financial aid, fee waivers, loans, grants, and scholarships. Federal loans are available for parents to supplement their children’s financial aid packages. The federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) program helps parents cover costs not covered by the student’s financial aid package. You can find more information and links to resources on our Financial Aid page.
Questions Frequently Asked by Parents
Q. Can my child attend Illinois Central College while still attending high school?
A. Yes. High school students may be permitted to enroll in community college courses, provided that they have your consent, have the consent of their high school administration, and meet college requirements. Consult your child’s high school counselor for more information on Early College.
Q. Do ICC courses transfer to a four-year university?
A. Students who work closely with ICC counselors and their transfer institution have had success in transferring all credits for their program of study.
Q. My child was homeschooled. Will that affect their ability to attend Illinois Central College?
A. Being homeschooled will not adversely affect your child’s eligibility for attending Illinois Central College. At the most, if your child’s homeschool was not part of a public high school district, you may need to provide supporting documentation. Email questions to [email protected].
Q. I can’t get access to my child’s student records. Why don’t I have access?
A. Regardless of your child’s age, the privacy of their community college records is protected by law. Unlike high schools, community colleges would be breaking the law and subject to severe penalties if they let you access your child’s records.
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