High School Orientation

How is this different than High School?

Are you in high school and in college? Good for you. Your initiative is worthy of applause. And our expectations of you are the same as every other EICC college student. 

  • Your course syllabus is key and lets you know when homework is due and a test is on the horizon. 
  • Your instructors will teach, and may not remind you when and what is due. Use a planner to keep track. 
  • You are fully responsible for showing up for class and your progress through the semester. We do not contact your parents. 

  • Your EICC grades will be recorded on your permanent college transcript and will follow you throughout your college career.
  • If you drop a class, your transcript will be noted with a “W”

  • To read the syllabus carefully
  • To attend class and be on time
  • To turn in assignments on time and according to instructions
  • To let them know if you are having difficulty or have questions. For extra help, e-mail your instructors or see them during their office hours
  • That you understand their expectations of you are the same as all students. An instructor may seem ‘tough;' that's because they want you well prepared when you transfer to a 4-year institution

  • Go to every class and be on time
  • Let your instructor know if you have an emergency and cannot attend a class
  • Get all lecture notes from the class you missed
  • Be prepared
  • Read all materials before class
  • Take good notes
  • Ask questions. If you have a question the odds are someone else does, too. Don’t be afraid to be the one to ask.
  • Don't miss quizzes or tests
  • Hand in your assignments on time and make sure they are legible
  • Build a study plan, allowing enough time for adequate test review so you will not need to ‘cram’
  • Identify campus resources and use them all the way through the term, not just before tests, like tutoring, library, computer lab, advisors, and more.

  • Go to eicc.edu/eicconnect
    • Log into EICConnect by entering your username and password
      • Your username will be the first initial of your first name followed by your last name, all lower case.
  • The system will add additional numbers to your user ID if you have a common name such as John Smith or Jane Smith. If this is the case, you must contact the Help Desk for your complete log in ID.
  • Password information: Your default password for EICConnect should be PassXXXXXXX with a capital “P” and the Xs being your college ID seven digit number.
  • You will be prompted to change your password during your first log in. Passwords must be at least 8 characters using upper and lower case letters. They can include numbers and/or symbols. They cannot contain part of your name.
  • HELP? Contact the EICC Help Desk for assistance:

    Eastern Iowa Community College District Office


    Available Monday – Thursday, 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Friday, 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    By phone, 563-336-3456.

    Available on weekends by email, helpdesk@eicc.edu.

FERPA: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act was passed by Congress in 1974. It allows you the right to inspect and review your own educational records. This right is limited solely to you. FERPA prevents non-directory/confidential information from being released to anyone other than you. FERPA does not allow parental access to post-secondary student educational records without your written permission.

  • Who is covered by FERPA: Anyone who is enrolled at a post-secondary institution. Coverage under this act begins upon enrollment. It also protects former students.
  • Compliance with FERPA regulations allows EICC to offer Title IV funding (federal financial aid) to students.
  • An “Educational Record” is any record maintained by the institution or its affiliates which is related to you.
    • personal information (name, etc)
    • enrollment records/schedule
    • student’s exams or papers
    • grades
  • Directory Information at EICCD:
    • name, address, phone, email
    • date and place of birth
    • photograph, artwork,or writing
    • major field of study
    • dates of attendance
    • enrollment status
    • degrees and awards received
    • academic honors

We're all here for you. Just reach out.

  • Instructors: Do not hesitate to contact us for questions and additional help in your course.
  • Advisors: We can help with questions regarding registration, how courses transfer, or where to get help.
  • High School Counselors: They can provide valuable information about the classes you are taking.
  • Tutoring Center: In-person or online tutoring in all subjects.
  • Library: We have a wealth of resources, computers, and study areas for you to use.
  • Computer Lab: Day and evenings. Our labs are open to you. 
  • More questions? Contact:

    Nikki Gullion

    Nikki Gullion, Dean of Curriculum and Concurrent Enrollment


There are times the college may close due to inclement weather. You can check the website for notifications.

It is important to remember that we do not always close our campus on the same days the local school systems do. If your high school is closed and we are open, you are expected to attend class. 


Find more information in the Student Handbook and the College Connections Student and Parent Handbook.


Connect With Your Advisor

If you’re planning to attend a certain campus, select that campus and contact any listed advisor. If you’re unsure about your campus selection, feel free to contact any advisor for help. 

Liz Bloom

Liz Bloom


Advises High School Concurrent: Camanche and Northeast


Holly Hansen

Holly Hansen


Advises High School Concurrent: Cal-Wheat and DeWitt Central


Lorene McLaughlin

Lorene McLaughlin


Advises High School Concurrent: Bellevue and Maquoketa


Joe Shovlain

Joe Shovlain


Office 100B
Advises High School Concurrent: Clinton, Career Academies

Schedule an appointment with Joe

Anabelia Calderon-Flores

Anabelia Calderon-Flores


Advises High School Concurrent: Durant and Muscatine

Theresa Putnam Genz

Theresa Putnam Genz


Advises High School Concurrent: Columbus Junction and Louisa-Muscatine

Molly Gleason

Molly Gleason


Advises High School Concurrent: Assumption and Davenport North


Lori Perez

Lori Perez


Advises High School Concurrent: Davenport Central, Davenport West, and North Scott


Jill Spengler

Jill Spengler


Advises High School Concurrent: Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley