Life at ECC
Explore a world where all are welcome and diversity is celebrated.
Become part of the vibrant ECC student community—whether joining clubs, participating in the arts, or engaging in NJCAA sports teams. ECC encourages exploration without the burden of high tuition rates, allowing you to delve into various subjects and careers to find your path. Explore the world through our study abroad opportunities in England, Austria, Mexico, and more, earning credits towards your degree in a globalized society.
Maximize your student experience at ECC by tapping into our comprehensive student services. Our degree and certificate programs, crafted by supportive faculty, provide a strong academic foundation and focus on in-demand skills crucial in today's job market. We take pride in fostering an inclusive environment, ensuring you feel welcomed and empowered to progress confidently.
Do you plan to transfer to a university program after ECC? Our university transfer services team can help. Learn about academic and transfer advising.
Stay informed with current and future academic and Elgin Community College calendar events. Learn about the academic calendar.
Elgin Community College recognizes students who demonstrated the highest academic proficiency in 2023. Learn about academic scholars.
Elgin Community College bookstore programs and policies. Learn about the bookstore.
We can help you choose a major, define your professional goals, write a great resume, and plan and implement job search strategies. Learn about career development services.
Elgin Community College has an extensive collection of academic services and resources. Learn about the library.
Our team offers resources and accommodations to support you with a disability or an individualized education plan (IEP). Learn about disability services
Our Success Coaches are here to provide students with individualized, intrusive, high-touch, holistic support to overcome barriers and develop the skills necessary to achieve academic, personal, and professional growth.
- Please schedule your appointment online or by calling 847-214-7390.
- View the directory to contact a student success coach
Records and Transcripts
Elgin Community College records office policies and procedures for inbound and outbound students. Learn about student records and transcripts.
Elgin Community College provides a comprehensive helpdesk to assist students, faculty, and administrative personnel. Learn about technical help.
Experience Elgin Community College's state-of-the-art testing services, offering the most comprehensive and technologically advanced solutions. Our Testing Center is your go-to resource for placement tests, make-up exams, certification assessments, and more. While our primary focus is on incoming ECC students, we also extend our services to high school students, providing tests and certification exams. Open to a broad audience. Learn about testing services.
TRiO enhances student involvement across all facets of Elgin Community College's academic experience. It comprises educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Learn about TRiO.
Unlock academic acceleration and advancement at Elgin Community College through our prominent tutoring and mentoring services. Our seasoned professional tutors are dedicated to helping you learn and excel. Whether you need quick study tips or regular support for challenging classes, we are delighted to assist. With free tutoring available in over 50 subjects, we ensure comprehensive support tailored to your academic needs. Learn about tutoring resources.
Whether starting college for the first time or re-entering college, ECC welcomes veterans home to a great college experience. Expect personalized attention as we guide you in selecting a program of study that seamlessly integrates the skills acquired during your military service with your passion for a specific field. Learn about veteran's services.
Be active in life and better understand the connection between health, wellness, and academics. ECC uses a holistic approach to help you achieve your full potential. Check out elgin.campuswell.com, which covers various health and wellness topics for students. Learn about wellness services.
Elgin Community College Writer Center is an outreach program for students interested in developing writing and literature skills. Learn about the writer's center.
Explore a world of opportunities. Whether online or in the classroom, we unite behind our mission: to improve lives through learning. ECC offers many student clubs and activities that engage your mind and encourage civic involvement. You'll find ways to grow your leadership skills, make friends, get support and encouragement from faculty, and connect with fellow Spartans about issues that matter to you. Learn about student life.
Follow Spartan success stories. Learn about athletics.
Elgin Community College offers a welcoming environment where students can learn and thrive. Learn about campus diversity.
Elgin Community College fitness center offers state-of-the-art workout equipment for anyone looking to get in shape. Learn more about the fitness center.
You can audition for or direct a play, join the concert choir or the steel band, stage an art exhibit, and write for SPIRE, our student-run literary publication. The art scene is alive and well at ECC. Learn more about the ECC Performing Arts Center.
Lend a hand and meet new people at the same time. Volunteer opportunities include the Spartan Pantry, collecting school supplies for our annual Project Backpack, and leading new student orientation sessions through a paid position as a Spartan Leader.
Aid Crisis Hotline
AID is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Text 833-AID-TEXT (833-243-8398) or call 630-966-9393. This Community Support Team for Aurora and Elgin provides 24-hour quality wrap-around services, including:
- Recovery-oriented counseling to facilitate independent living
- Assistance with obtaining Medical, Social Security, and other benefits
- Prevention of homelessness
- Increase compliance with medication and treatment
- Reduction of symptoms
- Increase job skills, social skills, and living skills
Need immediate help? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24/7 at 988.
The ECC Early Childhood Lab School offers flexible, campus-based child care for children ages six weeks through 5 years. Financial aid and state subsidies are accepted, and additional childcare assistance is available to PELL-eligible students through CCAMPIS Grant funding. Limited space is available each semester. Learn more about the ECC Early Childhood Lab School.
Enrolled students can meet with an attorney for legal advice and/or information on law-related careers. Legal clinics are free and offered several times each semester. Please contact the Office of Student Life for the semester schedule.
Student Identification Card
Get your photo ID and take advantage of student discounts! Go to the Office of Student Life, Building B, Room B173, to take your photo. Bring along your current class schedule and a valid photo ID. Your first ID is free. Replacement IDs cost $5, and you pay Student Accounts.
Student Appeal Procedures
Use college procedures to solve disputes when a problem or concern can’t be resolved informally. The dean of student services and development, Building B, Room B105, or associate vice president of student services and development/dean of students located in Building B, Room B105.11, provides procedural advice upon request.
Exercise your rights as a citizen. Take a minute to register to vote. Student Government sponsors voter registration drives in the fall and spring semesters. Register to vote online.