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Admissions & Recruitment
Bldg B, Room B110, ECC Campus
Tel: 847-214-7385
Fax: 847-608-5458
admissions@elgin.edu
Hours: M-Th 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Fridays June - Aug.




New College Student - Apply

First-time students of any age who plan to attend ECC and have attended no other college.

Pursuing Degree/Certificate Program

Students who plan to complete an ECC associate degree or certificate program as well as students planning to transfer ECC credits to another college/university must complete the following steps:

  1. a) Complete an application for admission. Apply online | Download form 
    b) Apply for financial aid and scholarships. More»
  2. Submit your high school transcript to the Admissions Office, Building B, Room B100, ECC campus. If you have credentials from another country, review the information about obtain an evaluation of these credentials.
  3. Demonstrate you have met ECC's minimum competency requirements for writing, reading and math. To determine which requirements you must meet, view minimum competency requirements by program
    Satisfy these requirements by one of the following:
    • a) Take ECC's placement test(s). More»
    • b) You may be exempt from placement testing if you have ACT sub-scores in English (20 or better), reading (18 or better), and math (23 or better). Submit ACT scores to the Admissions Office.
  4. Contact the Admissions Office at 847-214-7385, to sign up to attend new student orientation where you will register for classes. Attendance is required. More»

Note: If ACT scores are not provided on high school transcript, submit ACT scores to the Admissions Office.

Enrolling in Classes (no degree/certificate)

Students who do not intend to complete a degree or certificate program at ECC must complete the following steps:

  1. a) Complete an application for admission. Apply online | Download form 
    b) Apply for financial aid and scholarships. More»
  2. Check the ECC online course catalog to see if the course(s) you plan to take has a prerequisite.
  3. If a prerequisite is required, demonstrate you have met ECC's minimum competency requirements for writing, reading and math. To determine which requirements you must meet, view minimum competency requirements by program
    Satisfy these requirements by one of the following:
    • a) Take ECC's placement test(s). More»
    • b) You may be exempt from placement testing if you have ACT sub-scores in English (20 or better), reading (18 or better), and math (23 or better). Submit ACT scores to the Admissions Office.
  4. Visit the Academic & Transfer Advising Office to meet with an advisor to select courses. More»
  5. Register for classes»

Considering GED, ABE, ESL

Simplified application process required for students interested in:

Considering Continuing Education Classes