College Transitions

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Elgin Community College cares about preparing students in our community for college and careers, whether you do so at ECC or not. Students and families are invited to learn more about our preparation programming and get involved with one of our programs that provide more support for students.

College & Career Readiness Events


Our College and Career Readiness workshop series provide guidance, knowledge, and skills to students on paths after high school and resources for life. These events are free and open to all. Qualified participants will also have opportunities to earn prizes!

Career Readiness Event Calendar          

Support Programs


A college and career-ready student has the knowledge and skills to succeed in college and the workplace. ECC is dedicated to ensuring that college-and-career-ready students are prepared to start their lives after high school. We help with college-level reading, writing, and math skills. We are also available to help students discover skilled career options that offer financial security and room to grow.

Elgin Community College recognizes that some students need additional support to reach their college and/or career goals. We offer events and free support services to students who meet program qualifications.

Support services available to prospective students through ECC:

  • It offers several program options for interested and qualified students to earn college credit while still in high school, saving time and money!

  • Provides timely academic assistance and personalized guidance to qualified high school students to enhance their options for college by concentrating on academic and personal development. It offers a college prep program for high school students who are potential first-generation or low-income college students—programs offered during the school year with optional summer programs.

  • Provides academic assistance and personalized support to qualified middle and high school students who want additional guidance in navigating their educational options—offered during the school year with optional summer programs.