Common Registration Problems

Registering for courses at ECC is easy—especially if you plan ahead.

The better prepared you are on registration day, the more smoothly the process will go. Here are some of the registration issues we see most often, along with solutions.

No Application for Admission on File

If you’re an incoming student, you need to submit the application for admission before you can register for class. Submit your application, or email admissions@elgin.edu.

If you previously attended ECC and are returning after two years or more, you will need to reapply.

Confirmation of Student Profile

Each fall, you must confirm the information displayed in your student profile by responding to the email sent from records. Please allow at least one business day to process your request prior to attempting to register.

Prerequisites

You must meet prerequisites in order to be able to register for a course. Students may satisfy prerequisites by placing college ready in reading, writing, and math. See placement tests for additional information.  

Tuition and Fees

To finalize the enrollment process and stay in the classes you’ve chosen, you can pay your tuition in full or sign up for our online payment plan, or complete your financial aid package by the published due dates.

Outstanding Financial Obligations

You won’t be able to register for classes if you have an outstanding balance. All financial obligations—including tuition, fees, parking tickets, equipment, and library fines—are expected to be paid by the end of each semester or summer session.

Standards of Academic Progress

Students who are on Academic Caution, Academic Warning, or Academic Probation must participate in the required academic success intervention strategies prior to registering. For details, view standards of academic progress or contact your academic advisor.