Register for Classes

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!

Fall 2020 Offerings

Students will be able to view schedule updates for face-to face courses converted to online courses by Thursday, July 2, 2020. We are also finalizing details on how on-campus specialized lab courses will be conducted to ensure the health and safety of students and instructors. In the event a course includes any instruction on campus, the on-campus instruction will be scheduled to complete by the Thanksgiving break. The remainder of the on-campus course may continue online, however. Course schedule updates for students enrolled in on-campus specialized lab-based courses will be completed by July 20, 2020, to the extent possible.

The green star will indicate format and meeting times are up-to-date.

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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.