Getting Started at IVCC


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1.  Apply to IVCC 

Submit an on-line application at www.ivcc.edu/apply, complete a paper application, or call the Admissions Office at 815-224-0439.

2.  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.

3.  Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

Fill out the FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.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.”

4.  Access your IVCC Student Email & WebAdvisor Account.


Access your student email account.

Access your WebAdvisor account.

5.  Take Placement Exams

Placement exams are required in the subjects of reading, writing, and math.  Go to www.ivcc.edu/assessment to make an appointment.  You must provide a photo ID to test.  These tests must be completed prior to your counseling appointment. 

6.  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.

7.  Register for Classes

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

8.  Pay Tuition & Fees

Arrange for payment with the IVCC Cashier in person in room CTC 101, by phone at 815-224-0213, or on-line at www.ivcc.edu/ecashier or through WebAdvisor.

9.  New Student Convocation

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.