First-Year Counseling & Registration

Please allow up to 2 hours to complete your First Year Counseling and Registration (FCR) session.

  1. Apply online or call 815-224-0439. 
    If you have taken dual credit classes or if you have been out of IVCC for more than 3 years, you will need to submit a new application as well.

  2. Determine if you need placement testing:
    Visit the Assessment Center’s Placement Options

    IVCC highly recommends that ALL students take the math placement test as more options for coursework are available. (Exceptions are students who have completed AP Calculus AB or BC w/ 3 or higher, students who have completed a Transitional Math course with a C or higher or dual credit MTH-1003 College Algebra with a C or higher). Placement tests are required for students wishing to enroll in calculus.

  3. Placement tests, high school transcript, and college transcript(s), standardized test scores and/or evidence of grades/scores can be emailed to Include the student name and date of birth in the subject line.


  1. Sign up for your FCR appointment on the Main Campus in Oglesby. Please allow two hours for your appointment. 

    If appointments are filled, first-year students can come in as a walk-in on a first come, first-served basis after June 1st.

    Is Ottawa closer to you? Sign up for an appointment at the Ottawa Center.
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