Illinois Central College is encouraging potential students to stop, drop everything, and come to the college for its “Stop. Drop. Enroll.” event, where potential students can enroll in just a few hours. This free event takes place on Wed., July 27, from 3 to 8 p.m., at Arbor Hall on the ICC North Campus, located at 5407 N. University St., Peoria and provides extended business hours for class registration. No appointment is necessary, and parking is free. Classes for the fall semester begin on Monday, August 15.
At “Stop. Drop. Enroll.” ICC staff will help prospective students complete all the steps required for enrolling. The process includes: Completing and processing an ICC application, completing placement testing, meeting with an advisor to develop a class schedule, filling out financial aid paperwork and setting up a payment plan, and getting an official ICC identification card. Participants are encouraged to arrive by 6 p.m. in order to complete all of the steps leading to enrollment. For advising or information only, participants should arrive prior to 7 p.m.
Representatives from ICC’s academic departments, as well as financial aid, testing, and enrollment services will be on hand to answer questions and assist participants. Several programs that prepare students for jobs with reported high demand will be featured. This includes: automotive technology; General Motors – Automotive Service Educational Program; Paralegal; 9-1-1 Telecommunicator; Emergency Medical Technician; Nursing Assistant; Truck Driving; and a variety of information technology programs in both software and hardware. While these programs will be featured, ICC staff will be available to help students explore any of the 127 degree and certificate programs, including requirements for selective admission programs.
Information regarding ICC Access Services, scholarships, Emerging Leaders, Campus Housing, and Success Coaching also will be available.
Potential students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) three days prior to coming to the event. ICC Financial Assistance staff is available to answer questions about completing the FAFSA.
To complete all of the steps of admission and enrollment, participants should bring the following:
· A valid photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID, or other government-issued ID).
- Checkbook or credit card to set up a payment plan.
In addition, potential students requesting assistance with completing the FAFSA also should bring their previous year’s tax transcripts issued by the IRS; W-2 forms; and current bank statements. (If the participant is aged 24 or younger, the parents’ social security cards, previous year’s tax transcripts, W-2 forms and current bank statements also are necessary.)
The event is provided on a first come, first-served basis. The total time needed to complete all of the steps depends on the participant’s individual needs.
For those interested in financial assistance, ICC still has scholarships available for the 2016-2017 academic year. To be eligible for the scholarships, students must first apply to ICC online at http://icc.edu/admissions/enrollment/apply-now/. Remaining scholarships will be listed online after July 15 for 2016-17 at http://icc.edu/admissions/scholarships/remaining-scholarships/
For more information or for any questions, please call (309) 694-8970 or visit icc.edu/July27