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Taking a Few Summer Classes?

Wherever this summer takes you, take Elgin Community College along for the ride. Classes are available in online and hybrid options, with some courses held during evenings and weekends to give you the flexibility you need. Save hundreds per class from a four-year school. Tuition for summer courses at ECC is $132 per credit hour. Plus, scholarship and financial aid options are available. Accelerated sessions lasting just 3 to 8 weeks beginning June 7, June 14, and July 12, 2021.

Visit our ECC Summer Classes page to learn more and browse our summer courses.

Applying to ECC as a Summer Transfer Student

Planning on taking a few summer classes at ECC is easy, and there’s no application fee. Here are the steps to follow for the summer semester.

  1. Confirm with your current college advisor which ECC course is equivalent to the course you need to complete. You can also check this information by going to the Transferology Website if you attend a college/university in Illinois.
  2. Submit the online application. Make sure you have a personal email you can access, as we will be sending you important enrollment information, including your student ID number after you have applied. If you don’t have an email address, you can create a Gmail account for free and follow the instructions.
  3. Check the course you are interested in To determine what prerequisite is required for the course you intend to enroll. Search available classes Note: Prerequisites needed for the course(s) must be satisfied to register.
  4. Prove you have satisfied pre-requisites This can be done by:
    • An official or unofficial transcript from your current or previous college/university.
    • Your high school transcript, if you have taken the geometry algebra, chemistry, or foreign language in high school.
    • If you are currently enrolled in a class that is a prerequisite for the course you wish to take, you will be required to submit an updated unofficial transcript with your final grade by email to accessecc@elgin.edu before the summer class start date to remain enrolled. Note: Official transcripts can be sent electronically by email to admissions@elgin.edu.
  5. Complete the prerequisite approval request form
    • Email the completed form and your unofficial transcripts by email to accessecc@elgin.edu or send a fax to 847-931-4899 with ‘Summer Enrollment’ on the subject line. Include the following:
      • Full name
      • ECC student ID number; received after submitting ECC admission application
      • Contact information; cell phone or email address
      • ECC course number and course name
      • Name of institution where the prerequisite has been completed.
  6. A technical enrollment facilitator will contact you when your prerequisite approval request has been processed.
  7. Choose classes and register online.

Student Stories

Shelby Foley

Shelby Foley

Work, fun, and pursuing a life-long passion—Shelby Foley keeps everything in balance. Summer classes will help you do the same.

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Christopher Grissette

Christopher Grissette

Chris Grissette found summer classes to be in-depth and engaging. Get the most out of your summer.

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Cindy Cedeño

Cindy Cedeño

Taking classes over the summer helped Cindy Cedeño accomplish more. This summer, turn up the heat on your goals.

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