Tips for Transition to College - Disability Services - Know the Steps
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.
Apply to IVCC
Financial Aid - Grants and loans that help you pay for college.
- Get your financial aid questions answered here: https://www.ivcc.edu/financialaid.aspz?id=4852
- Generally available by October 1st of each year.
- Get help from the IVCC counselors by calling: 815-224-0438 or you can visit their page by clicking here.
- The Financial Aid Guide can help you with many common questions.
- What is the Financial Aid Guide? Click here for the guide.
You may be required to do placement testing in English, Math and/or Reading so that you are placed in classes of the appropriate level
- Online appointment scheduling for the Assessment Center is now available. Schedule My Appointment
- If you need to contact the Assessment Center this is their number: 815-224-0542
- This site gives you feedback on your answers and allows you
to take full practice test. https://accuplacerpractice.collegeboard.org/login
- Have it done by April 1 for fall and summer admission, and October 1 for spring admission
- Send your IEP or other documentation to Disability Services prior to planning a test date so we can assure you have the accommodations you're eligible for. Possible accommodations could include, but are not limited to: calculator use, test reader, extended time on essay writing, and use of spell/grammar check on the essay.
Counseling - Meet with a counselor to schedule your classes or make an academic plan (815-224-0360)
- Freshmen counseling and registration for the fall semester generally begins in mid-late April.
- Call Counseling Services at (815) 224-0360 to check on available dates for you to meet with a counselor.
- The dates relevant to freshmen enrollment are posted on the IVCC homepage in April of each year.
- New freshmen with disabilities may be able to have wrap around transition services between counseling and Disability Services upon request. Talk to Tina Hardy, (815)214-0284 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Decide whether to disclose your disability or not if you meet with other counselors
- Don't overwhelm yourself for the first semester - 12 credits (about 4 classes) is a full time load
- Link to the freshman counseling and registration to set your initial appointment.here
Make An Appointment with the Disabilities Services Office
- Schedule an in-take appointment with the Disabilities Services Coordinator by calling (815) 224-0634.
- Once your appointment is scheduled, you will be required to bring with you documentation of your disability. There is a specific form that will need to be completed prior to your appointment. This form can be picked up in the office or one can be mailed to you upon request.
- Be ready to discuss your disability and the supports that helped you in high school
Tina Hardy - 815-224-0284 or email@example.com
- FAX - 815-224-0295
- Address - 815 N. Orlando Smith Road, Oglesby, IL 61348
- Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and in the Ottawa office on Tuesdays