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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

Your first step is to login to your Single-Sign on Portal at You can find your login information at the bottom of your Admission Portal ( or in the letter that was mailed to you when you deposited.

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.  

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.

You can complete your Course Preferences by going to, clicking on the Connect2 app, the "New Students" tab at the top, and "First-Year Seminar & Course Preferences" on the left hand side. Check out the video for a tutorial!

Complete your housing application

First Year Students
Details coming soon! Check out our different Residence Halls HERE.

Transfer Students not living on campus
Details coming soon!

Set up your IC email

Each student receives a Gmail account that is permanent as long as the campus is using Google services. Login to your Single-Sign On at and click on the Gmail app to check & see if you have any mail! You will use this every day when you are on campus.

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

Login to your Admission Portal at and complete your 2021-2022 Financial Aid Acceptance form. If you do not see the form at the top, you may need to click "View Updates" and view all of the documents listed - then you should see 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. You can download the Health History, Physical, and Immunization forms below. Once you complete them, you can mail them back to Chesley Health & Wellness Center at 1101 West College Avenue, Jacksonville, Illinois 62650.

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