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Visit Elgin Community College

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Visit and Connect with Elgin Community College

Campus Visitor Information

Join one of the top community colleges in the nation and learn more about what ECC has to offer through an on-campus or virtual event. We’re an inclusive community dedicated to your success, and we invite you to connect with us as you explore our academic programs and student support services and resources.

Events for Prospective Students

The Office of Admissions and Recruitment coordinates all events which are free of charge and open to the community. During regular business hours, walk-in appointments are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for a general 15-minute admissions advising meeting.

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Enrolling 101

Hear about our admissions process, academic programs, placement testing, financial aid, and enrollment steps.

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Campus Tours

Tour our beautiful campus and explore programs, student resources, and academic spaces.

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Program Information Sessions

Trying to decide what to major in? Want to speak to someone in the field? Our faculty and staff talk about careers and academics.

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Admissions Events

See how ECC connects with the community through College Night, Experience ECC Open House, and High School Counselor Breakfast.

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High School Group Visits

High schools within District 509 are invited to tour ECC and experience what it's like to be a Spartan.

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Adult Information Sessions

Learn about the programs to advance your career, explore resources, and apply to college for students 25+.

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Middle School Fridays

Middle schools in District 509 are invited to join us on campus on select Fridays during the academic year to learn about career & college readiness.

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Virtual Tour

To dive deep into campus life, tour ECC's beautiful, park-like campus, including classrooms, and the library, using an interactive map!

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Recorded Information Sessions

Hear from faculty and staff on ECC's programs and admissions process when it's convenient for you!

Campus Map

Campus Map

Need to find services or get familiar with ECC facilities? Get to know your way around the campus and local area.

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Admissions & Recruitment

Building B, Room B110
Fax: 847-608-5458

Live Chat

Monday through Thursday: 8 am to 7 pm
Fridays: 8 am to 4 pm

*Bilingual Admissions Coordinator: 847-214-7689