ECC operates under the Open Door Admission Policy of the Illinois Community College Act. Once admitted to the college, students may enroll in any course as long as individual course prerequisites, placement procedures, and/or developmental admission requirements are met and space for effective instruction is available. Neither a high school diploma nor ACT or SAT scores are required for admission to the college. The college reserves the right to cancel courses which do not meet minimum enrollment standards or due to unforeseen circumstances.

Below are links to offices that will assist you in the enrollment process and a list of common topics or services each provides. You can also stop by First Stop in Building A, A100 for assistance.

Academic & Transfer Advising Services

  • Academic Advising/Transfer Assistance
  • Educational Success & Career Advising


  • College Admission (including programs with special requirements) –

Health Profession Admissions

Honors Program

  • ECC Honors Courses/Honors Program


  • Academic Load
  • Attendance Procedures
    • Extended Absence Notification from Dean of Students Office 4.401
    • Extra and Co-Curricular Mandatory Attendance Policy 4.405
  • Class Cancellations
  • Class Prerequisite
  • Course Auditing
  • Course Re-Take & Repeatable Courses
  • Course Substitution/Waiver
  • Pass/No Credit Registration
  • Placement Test Appeals
  • Schedule Changes
  • Standards of Academic Progress 1.102 –
  • Student Waitlist Registration Procedure 4.502
  • Withdrawal Procedure –
    • Student Initiated
    • Faculty Initiated
    • Withdrawal for Non-Payment
    • Administrative Withdrawal
    • Withdrawal Policy for Student Called to Active Duty 4.501

Student Records

  • Appeal of Final Grade 4.403
  • Calculation of Grade Point Average
  • Course Substitution/Waiver
  • Graduation Requirements –
  • Standards of Academic Progress 1.102
  • Student Academic Records (FERPA) 4.103
  • Student Credit for Learning Experiences other than Formal Instruction 1.101
  • Student Grades 1.103 –
  • Transcript Evaluation –
  • Athletics Eligibility –

Testing Services

  • Placement Tests
  • Placement Testing Workshops
  • Types of Testing
  • Helpful Testing Links
  • Placement Test Appeals 4.404
  • Minimum Competencies 1.104 –
  • Advanced Placement, Testing, CLEP

Veterans Services

  • Designated Veteran Benefits Specialist
  • Designated Veteran Coordinator
  • Student Veteran-focused services
  • Policy on transfer credits
  • Frequently Asked Questions