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Enrollment Checklist

Enrollment Checklist

Use this Enrollment Checklist to get yourself ready to start at Illinois College in the fall. These steps are not meant to be completed all at once and are listed in order of importance. Your Admission Counselor can help you to complete each of these steps.

Submit your enrollment deposit

Reserve your place at IC by submitting your $200 Enrollment Deposit. 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. Submit your enrollment deposit.

Login to our IC Student Portal through your SSO

Set up your login information, security questions, and authentication by going to our Single Sign-On portal at You can find your login credentials on your Admission Portal at and in your Enrollment letter.

Complete your housing application

First Year Students
If you are planning on living on campus, you will need to complete the Housing Application. You can do so by going to, clicking on the eRezLife app, and then selecting 2021 Housing Application. You can see the different Residence Halls HERE.

Transfer Students not living on campus
If you are not planning to live on campus go to and select eRezLife, then select the Housing Exemption Form. 

Sign up for a Registration Day

First Year Students
Register to participate in our virtual READY, Set, Go! to choose your classes, meet with your advisor, and connect with your future classmates. You can register for April 17, June 4, or June 18.

Transfer Students
Register to participate in a Transfer Registration Day to pick your classes with your Transfer Counselor.  

Set up your IC email

Each student receives a Gmail account that is permanent as long as the campus is using Google services.

Go to and select Gmail. Enter your network password (provided in your enrollment letter). Once you are logged in to Gmail you may go to your account settings to change your password. Call or email the IT help desk and request that your password be changed. You will be required to provide identification.

Complete required placement exams

You will need to complete your Placement Exams one week prior to your Ready, Set, Go! registration day. You can complete your Math & Foreign Language exam by going to, clicking on the Connect2 app, the "New Students" tab at the top, and "Placement Exams" on the lefthand side. 

Complete your First-Year course preferences - for first-year students only

Course preferences must be completed one week prior to your READY, Set, Go! registration day.

Get started on your Course Preferences by logging into Connect2. Go to using your network login and password that can be found in your Enrollment Letter. You can follow along with this video. 

Final Transcripts

Arrange to have your final transcripts sent to Illinois College as soon as they become available.

Review and accept or decline your financial aid offer

Submit your Financial Aid Acceptance Form through your Admissions portal. Once you log into the portal, click on “Acceptance Form” within your checklist and complete the form.

Complete financial aid documents for your Federal Loans - available in April

All borrowers must electronically sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN), and complete online Entrance Counseling by August 1 for each loan in order for the funds to disburse to the student account. Access these documents HERE

Complete and submit Health and Immunizations Forms

Complete your Health Form, Immunization, and Physical Form by July 1st.

Check your IC email regularly

Be sure to keep an eye on your IC email! We will be sending very important information such as your hosing assignments to this email. If you currently use a high school email address, please update us if you'll be using a different email address after graduation.

Make a Move-In Plan

Make plans to move in, find out what to bring and what not to bring to campus. Please use this list in your planning to move to campus in August. Be sure to communicate with your roommate so you don't end up with two of everything. You will want to save space.

Please help us to be Hilltop READY by paying close attention to the Hilltop READY section which highlights Covid-19 related items that you will need during your time living on campus.

Read through IT Information

IT provides many resources for students, including a convenient service desk location, access to free and discounted software and unlimited storage. See the complete list of IT Student Resources HERE.

Do you need information on Academic Accommodations?

If you need Academic Accommodations visit Disability Services to access forms and resources