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Your bright future starts today.

At ECC, you'll join a diverse, welcoming community where every student matters and your success is our top priority.

Each of our 138 degree and certificate programs offers the real-world experience and academic rigor you need for a successful transition to your next step. Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year school or earn a workforce-ready certificate, ECC will prepare you to thrive.

Let's get started. Do you know what you want to study? Some people have it all figured out, or at least they think they do. Others have a vague idea or are still deciding. There are two major educational paths available.

Learn more about which path will best facilitate your personal and educational goals before you apply so that we make sure we put you on the right path!

Students interested in pursuing a health profession program will be assigned the Associate in Arts until you are formally accepted into the specific program. Read more about Programs with Special Admission Requirements.

 

How to Apply

Applying is easy, and there’s no deadline or fee. We’re here to help, at every step of the way.

New College Students

Never attended college before? Here's how to get started.

Transfer Students

If you’ve attended another college or university, apply to ECC as a transfer student.

Returning Students

Did you attend ECC in the past? Welcome back!

High School Students

Get a head start on college by earning credits while you’re still working on your high school diploma. Here’s how.

International Students

If you're a non-U.S. citizen interested in attending ECC on a visa, apply as an international student.

Continuing Education Students

Interested in taking a few continuing education classes for fun or personal development? Here's how to register.

GED®, Adult Basic Education, and ESL Students

ECC offers free ESL, GED, and basic adult education classes. Learn more and register now.

 

Programs with Special Admission Requirements


Some of our programs have extra admission requirements.

Contact

Admissions & Recruitment

Building B, Room B110
847-214-7385
Fax: 847-608-5458
admissions@elgin.edu

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: Closed