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, see Continuing Education.

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. IIf 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 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!

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.