Register for Classes

Priority Registration

Most services are available online by using the AccessECC portal. However, please email us at so we can assist you with registration-related questions including, but not limited to the following:

  • Adding and dropping classes.
  • Enrollment and degree verification.
  • Joint agreements.
  • Residency verification.
  • Please remember that priority registration for summer 2020 for continuing students begins Monday, April 6. To determine your priority registration date, visit the priority permits page.

Open registration for summer 2020 begins April 13.

Registering for courses at Elgin Community College is quick and easy—and we’re here to help.

Registering for courses at Elgin Community College is quick and easy—and we’re here to help. Some classes fill quickly, so register early to reserve your spot in class.

  • If you are taking degree and certificate courses for credit, please continue reading below.
  • To register for continuing education classes, including test preparation, visit the continuing education page.

Before You Register

Here’s how to make your registration process go smoothly.

  • Choose your classes. Check the course catalog, and consider meeting with an academic advisor to review the options.
  • Make sure you’ve met your prerequisites. If you haven't, you may be able to place into the course by taking a 
  • Clear all outstanding financial obligations. You can't register if you have a past due balance.
  • Check the registration schedule to make sure you don't miss the registration period. Registration for summer and fall semesters begins in April. Registration for spring semester begins in November. Remember—register early!

Summer 2020 Online Offerings

Whether you want to finish a core course or explore something new, ECC offers dozens of courses across every field of study.


How to Register

You have two options for registration:


If the class you want to take is full, you can join the waitlist for that class up until the college’s payment due date. If space becomes available, you will be registered for the course.

After Registration

For more details, see Schedule Changes and Course Withdrawals.