Getting Started at IVCC


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1.  Check us out!  

Schedule a visit with us, or shadow a class! Go to www.ivcc.edu/campusvisit

2.  Apply

The earlier the better! Fill out your application at www.ivcc.edu/apply

3.  Send Your Official Transcripts

Arrange to have your officially signed and sealed high school (or a sealed GED score report) and any college transcripts sent directly to the IVCC Admissions & Records Office.

4.  Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

Fill out the FAFSA online at https://fafsa.gov and list IVCC using the FAFSA code of 001705.  For assistance, contact the IVCC Financial Aid Office at 815-224-0438.  For a listing of scholarships, visit ivcc.edu/foundation and select “Scholarship Listing.”

Students applying for Financial Aid must have been admitted as regular students, having received their high school diploma or its recognized equivalent.

5.  Access your IVCC Student Email & WebAdvisor Account.

Set up your IVCC email and WebAdvisor accounts:

6.  Take Placement Exams

Reading, Writing, and Math exams are required. Go to www.ivcc.edu/assessment to make an appointment.  Don't forget to bring a photo ID.

7.  Meet with a Counselor

High school seniors graduating in May are required to complete a Freshman Counseling & Registration Session at www.ivcc.edu/FCR

All other first-time full time students are also required to meet with a counselor by appointment or walk-in.  To schedule an appointment, call 815-224-0360.

8.  Register for Classes

After your counseling appointment, take your course registration form to the Office of Admissions & Records or register via WebAdvisor.

Registration for Summer 2018 begins April 5
Registration for Fall 2018 begins April 11

9.  Pay Tuition

Pay through your WebAdvisor account, or set up a payment plan.

  • Call (815) 224-0213 to pay by phone
  • Bring your payment to the Cashier in CTC 101 or the Ottawa Center
  • Make sure to call the Cashier for Financial Aid and scholarship deferment.

10.  Get started!

Attend New Student Convocation in August or Spring Preview in January to orient yourself to IVCC, meet other new students, receive your student ID, and purchase textbooks!  Information will be mailed at a later date.

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