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Submit your enrollment deposit

  • Reserve your place at IC by submitting your $200 Enrollment Deposit. Submitting your deposit has benefits like making you eligible to sign-up for one of our READY, Set, Go! registration program and apply for campus housing. The earlier you deposit the sooner you can tell us your preferences for courses and living for fall. Deposits are refundable by written request until May 1, 2018. Submit your enrollment deposit.

Connect with your future classmates

Visit campus

  • A visit to campus is the best way to know if Illinois College is a good fit for you. Plan a visit customized toward what you are looking for in your college experience and education.

Register for READY, Set, Go!

  • All set to register for classes? Once you have made a deposit, be sure to plan to visit campus for READY, Set, Go! and pick your classes, meet your advisor and connect with future classmates. 

File your FAFSA

Activate your IC technology information

  • Visit Connect2 (connect2.ic.edu) to get access to your student account and find all the resources you will need plus info about your use of campus networks, software, email and more. Look for login information in the deposit packet that was mailed to you or contact your admission counselor. 
  • Connect2 lets you:
    • Apply for housing
    • View a description of First-Year Seminars and Courses
    • Select your preferences for a First-Year Seminar and Courses
    • Complete math and language placement exams
    • This is where you access your class schedule, grades, transcripts, campus directory and billing. 

Set up your student email

  • Each student receives a Gmail account that is permanent as long as the campus is using Google services.
    • To login: Use a Web browser and go to gmail.com
    • Username: Enter your network login and add “@ic.edu”
    • Password: Enter your network password (provided in your deposit pack)
    • Changing password: Once you are logged in to Gmail you may go to your account settings to change your password.
    • Forgotten password: Call or email the IT help desk and request that your password be changed. You will be required to provide identification.

Log in to Connect2

  • Log in to single sign on to access Connect2, the College’s web portal/point of access for students. Type in your network login and password to: 
    • Apply for housing
    • Complete your required placement exams
    • Completing required placement exams is one of the most important tasks you need to do in preparation for your READY, Set, Go! 
    • Exams are available 30 days prior to your scheduled New Student Registration Day. You will access this information by logging into Connect2 using your network login and password (refer to the "Network Login and Other Important Technology Information" flyer that was part of your deposit pack or as listed in your application status portal)Exams must be completed one week prior to your READY, Set, Go! registration day.
    • Select your preferences for a First-Year Seminar and Courses
    • Complete math and language placement exams
    • Access info about class schedule, grades, transcripts, financial aid information, campus directory and billing, plus links to our learning management system, Moodle and Lynda.com

Complete your required placement exams

Completing required placement exams is one of the most important tasks you need to do in preparation for your READY, Set, Go! New Student Registration Day. Placement exams are intended to determine the proper course level for certain subjects in order to best position you for academic success. It is important that your knowledge is accurately measured so that you are not placed in a class that is too easy or too difficult. Scores are for placement purposes only, and your academic advisor will share the scores with you at READY, Set, Go! when discussing appropriate courses that fit your academic plan.

Exams are available 30 days prior to your scheduled New Student Registration Day. You will access this information by logging into Connect2 using your network login and password (refer to the "Network Login and Other Important Technology Information" flyer that was part of your deposit pack or as listed in your application status portal). Exams must be completed one week prior to your READY, Set, Go! registration day.

Select your First-Year Seminar and first semester course preferences

  • All first-year students take a First-Year Seminar.
  • All First-Year Seminar participants form academic learning communities with an oral or written communication course. A mentoring team, comprised of a student affairs professional and student leader, also works closely with each First-Year Seminar. In addition to the two courses of the learning community
  • In order for us to save seats in a tentative schedule for you, please choose the five First-Year Seminars and eight other general courses that interest you the most. Please list them in the order of preference. Course preferences must be completed one week prior to your READY, Set, Go! registration day.
  • First-Year Seminar and first semester course preferences may be accessed via Connect2.

Review and accept or decline your financial aid award

  • Scholarship, grants, loans, and work-study are all forms of financial aid. Once you have your final financial aid award, you will want to make decisions about which of these forms or aid you would like to to accept. You can speak to your admission counselor about how this financial aid affects your out-of-pocket cost. Once you have a plan, complete the Financial Aid Acceptance Form.

Take action on federal loans

Federal loans are awarded based on the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. Borrowing for educational expenses allows the student to take some responsibility for his or her education by deferring payment until after leaving school. Eligible borrowers must electronically sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and complete online Entrance Counseling by August 1 for each loan program in order for the funds to disburse to the student account.

  • To Complete the Federal Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN):
    • Navigate to the Financial Aid Forms and Resources page.
    • Click Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note.
    • You will be prompted to electronically sign the MPN.
  • To Complete the Federal Perkins Loan Entrance Counseling:

    • Navigate to mappingyourfuture.org.
    • Click on Complete Online Counseling.
    • Select Perkins Entrance under Entrance Counseling.
  • If you have a Federal Direct Loan, you'll need to complete the MPN and Entrance Counseling by August 1. 
    To Complete the Federal Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN):

    • Navigate to studentloans.gov.
    • Sign in with student FSA ID/password.
    • Click on Complete Master Promissory Note.
    • Select Subsidized/Unsubsidized.
  • To Complete the Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling

    • Navigate to studentloans.gov.
    • Sign in with student FSA ID/password.
    • Click on Complete Counseling.
    • Click Start under Entrance Counseling.

Submit your health information

  • You will need to submit a physical exam and immunization record completed by July. The health history packet is included in the deposit packet mailed to your home address. 
  • There are two health requirements you'll want to take care of well before Welcome Week:
    • Provide an updated copy of your immunization records to Health Services before August 1. This record can be from a family doctor or state health agency. Immunization requirements are similar to those required in K-12. 
    • A current physical exam (within 12 months of enrollment) is also required. Healthcare providers may complete and sign a general physical form or you may use the Health Services forms below:
    • Copies of these documents can be faxed to Health Services at 217.245.3039 or mailed to: Attn: Health Services Illinois College 1101 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, IL 62650.

Submit final transcripts, credits and test scores

  • Students attending a summer READY, Set, Go! need to submit final high school transcripts prior to attending. All students should request an official final transcript (including graduation date, final rank and GPA) to be sent to Illinois College. Illinois College must have a final high school transcript before you are allowed to move in in August. 
  • New students must submit an official record indicating the date of graduation from a secondary school approved by a state or regional accrediting agency prior to the first day of class. Illinois College accepts credits earned by dual-enrollment and AP exams and IB exams. Official transcripts or score reports should also be received prior to the first day of class. 
  • Submit official ACT/SAT scores, required prior to enrollment to assist in appropriate course placement and scheduling.

Submit your photo for your Illinois College student ID

  • Submit a photo for your student ID to reslife@ic.edu. Submit your picture via email to us in advance so we can have your ID ready for you in the fall. No hats, sunglasses or group photos, please!

Evaluate your options to pay the bill

  • The Office of Student Financial Services provides billing statements in Connect2 and through postal mail and accepts payments to the students’ accounts. The Office of Student Financial Services bills by semester with the first fall 2018 bill being published in June and the spring 2018 bill being published in December. For information about the billing process, and payment plans go to www.ic.edu/paymentoptions.
  • Contact Student Financial Services for assistance as you make decisions and arrangements to clear financial barriers.

Complete required online Alcohol Edu and Haven (Sexual Assault Awareness) training

  • Details regarding these required programs will arrive Summer 2018, which will take about 1-1.5 hours to complete AlcoholEdu Part 1 and about 1 hour to complete Haven Part 1. Failure to complete all training prior to registering for your next term will place a hold on your student account and keep you from registering for a future term.

Dive into the required Summer Reading and Assignment

  • The IC summer common reading and writing program are designed to introduce new students to the intellectual life of Illinois College. Information about this year's selection will be available prior to classes beginning.