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Looking for registration help or have enrollment questions?


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.

Priority Registration

Most services are available online by using the accessECC portal. However, please email us at registration@elgin.edu 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 2021 for continuing students begins Monday, April 5. To determine your priority registration date, visit the priority permits page.
Open registration for summer 2021 begins April 12.

Before You Register


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

  • Determine which classes you need to take. Meet with an academic advisor to review the options or see the course catalog.
  • Make sure you've met your prerequisites. If you haven't, you may be able to place into the course by taking a placement test.
  • Clear all outstanding financial obligations. You can't register if you have a past due balance.
  • Check important registration dates to make sure you don't miss the registration period. Registration for summer and fall semesters begins in November. Registration for spring semester begins in November. Remember—register early!

Summer and Fall 2021 Offerings

The majority of summer classes are being delivered online in either a synchronous or asynchronous format or a hybrid format that combines online learning with face-to-face instruction. ECC is planning for a transitional return to normal operations during the fall 2021 semester. As such, ECC will offer an increased number of hybrid and face-to-face classes and will be adding additional hybrid and face-to-face classes to the schedule based upon demand and updates related to COVID-19. Find more information on the upcoming semester.

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How to Register


You have two options for registration:

Waitlists


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.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Get answers to the most common questions by browsing our FAQ. Search admissions FAQ