Getting Started at IVCC and The Office of Disability Services:
Welcome to Illinois Valley Community College. If you are new or transitioning from another school and have a disability you will want to make the Disability Services Office one of your first stops. If you have an accommodation of a test reader or use of a calculator for math tests, please check in with the Disability Services Office (DSO) before you take your placement test so that you can receive the needed accommodations.
The DSO has two Coordinators to assist you through the process. Tina Hardy is in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays (Ottawa Center), Wednesdays, and Fridays, 815-224-0284, email@example.com Judy Mika is in the office on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 815-224-0350, firstname.lastname@example.org Evening appointments are available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays with Judy but must be made in advance.
Apply to IVCC - Submit an on-line application or complete a paper application. Return the application to the Main Campus Admissions & Records Office or IVCC Ottawa Center.
Apply for Financial Aid – Submit an on-line application at www.fafsa.ed.gov You will need our FAFSA code 001705. If you have questions or need help please contact the financial aid office at IVCC 815-224-0428
2013-2014 Guide to Financial Aid explains
all the important basics of how Financial Aid works -
Take Placement Tests– These are tests in reading, English, math, and basic
computer skills so you are placed in classes of the appropriate
level (Assessment Center – 224-0542)
Call Disability Services (224-0284-Tina or
224-0350-Judy) if you are eligible for a test reader, calculator use, or
extended time or spell/grammar check on the essay BEFORE calling the Assessment
Center. You will know you are eligable if these accommodations are written in your current IEP or 504 plan.
Practice – There is an Accuplacer app for $2.99, Web Based Practice Test for $2.99 and Sample Questions for students.
Register for Classes - For your first semester you have the choice to either meet with a counselor or a Disability Services Coordinator to schedule classes. You can make an appointment with a counselor by calling 815-224-0360 or set up an appointment with a Disability Services coordinator by calling 815-224-0233. You will make your appointment with Theresa. Please tell her you need to meet with Tina or Judy.
– Get the academic supports you need to succeed
through Disability Services. Meet with Tina Hardy
(815-224 -0284 email@example.com) or Judy Mika
Bring your 11th
grade IEPs and/or any documentation that may prove that you are a student with a disability and your class schedule.
Be ready to discuss your disability and the
supports that helped you in high school.