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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.
  • To determine your priority registration date, visit the priority permits page.

Additional Relief Funds Available

Elgin Community College has received additional funding to help students reach their educational goals during the pandemic. To help us determine your eligibility, all students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA for the upcoming school year. The Alternative Application for state aid is available for qualifying undocumented and transgender students. For assistance, call 847-214-7360.

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.

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 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 the spring semester begins in November. Remember—register early!

Spring 2022 Offerings

ECC is offering classes in online, hybrid, and face-to-face formats so you can choose the format that fits your needs. Find more information on the upcoming semester.

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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.

Looking for Continuing Education Classes?

We offer a wide variety of popular, high-quality non-credit classes, including ACT/SAT preparation, Kids' College, food safety, real estate, career courses, healthcare courses, cooking, dance, and many other convenient online courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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