Getting Started at IVCC


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Follow the quick steps below for seamless enrollment at IVCC.  Once you've completed the three steps, we will send you further information covered in the PDF file above.

Step 1: Apply to IVCC

All applicants who wish to enroll at Illinois Valley Community College must submit a completed application.

Submit an on-line application at www.ivcc.edu/apply or complete a paper enrollment form.   Return the completed form to the Main Campus Admissions & Records Office or IVCC Ottawa Center (addresses below).

Admissions & Records Office - Main Campus
Illinois Valley Community College
815 N. Orlando Smith Rd.
Oglesby, IL 61348

IVCC Ottawa Center
321 W. Main St.
Ottawa, IL 61350

Step 2: Send your official transcripts

Arrange to have official high school & any and all college transcripts sent to the IVCC Admissions & Records Office; transcripts are required, as they play a very important role in the counseling process.

If you have earned a G.E.D., official test results must be submitted to the IVCC Admissions & Records Office.

In addition, students in high school should submit official American College Test (ACT) results.

Step 3: Apply for financial aid & scholarships

Fill out the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov and list IVCC as one of your colleges by using the FAFSA code of 001705.  For assistance with the FAFSA, contact the IVCC Financial Aid Office at 815-224-0438. 

For a listing of scholarships, visit the IVCC Foundation website and select Scholarship Listing".

For any questions, please contact us via email or by phone at 815-224-0439.