Summer Classes

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Finish a class in 3 to 8 weeks this summer.

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Whether your summer plans include working, spending time with friends, or exploring the great outdoors, making ECC a part of your summer will help you move ahead. Classes last three to eight weeks in online, hybrid, and face-to-face formats.

Why Take Summer Classes at ECC?

  • Affordability: Elgin Community College offers affordable summer classes for students looking to get ahead. With ECC, you can save substantially on the cost of a college education with a tuition rate of just $132 per credit hour for in-district students. In addition, financial assistance for college students is available.
  • Transfer Easily: Whether you're starting your journey towards a bachelor's degree or wondering how to transfer credits from community college to university, ECC is here to help you achieve your goals.
  • Accelerated Summer Classes: ECC offers a variety of class options to fit your schedule. During the summer, classes last 3 to 8 weeks and are offered in person and online.
  • National Excellence: ECC is one of the nation’s top 25 community colleges, according to The Aspen Institute.
  • Community College Support Services: At ECC, you will receive support from experienced faculty members and a range of services to assist you throughout your academic journey. This includes access to free tutoring to ensure you receive the help you need to succeed every step of the way.

Transfer Credits Back to Your University

Are you interested in taking a class or two this summer and transferring the credit back to your university? Find out which ECC courses are equivalent to the courses you should complete by talking to your current college advisor. If you attend a college or university in Illinois, you can also check this information by going to the Transferology Website.

Applying to ECC as a summer transfer student is easy, and there’s no application fee.

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Current Student? Get a Head Start with Summer Classes

Taking classes in the summer is a great way to get ahead by completing some courses now. If you’re a current student or have attended ECC in the past two years, there is no need to reapply for summer.

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Explore Popular Classes

Whether you want to finish a core course or explore something new, ECC offers dozens of courses across every field of study. Here are a few of the most popular summer classes

  • Art Appreciation
  • College Algebra
  • Ethics
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Marriage and Family
  • Music of the World
  • Principles of Biology

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Admission Tour and Presentation

Ready to learn more? Register to attend an Admission tour and presentation to speak with a recruitment coordinator.

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