New Student Checklist

  Fill out the application. 

It’s free and you can do it online or on paper. It only takes a few minutes to complete. Visit

Complete the EICC Application

  Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

See if you qualify for federal and state grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study. Begin this process early as it can take up to 6 weeks to process your application.

File your fafsa

  Apply for Foundation Scholarships

Each EICC campus has a foundation, and its donors and volunteers support our students with scholarships. Just submit your application by the deadline:

  • Fall semester: March 1
  • Spring semester: November 1

Complete Scholarship Application

  Send your transcripts

Send us your high school transcripts, or your GED/HiSET certification. We may use this information to qualify you for financial aid, for admission into a specific academic program, or for course placement.

Need to transfer credits to EICC from another college or university? Have your official college transcripts directly sent to the EICC Office of Registration and Records. Then fill out and submit this online form: Request for Transcript Evaluation. We’ll notify you how many of your credits will transfer into EICC.

If possible, bring a copy of your unofficial transcript to your first advising appointment. It is a helpful tool as we work together to plan and pick courses for your first semester.

  Get Placed

We don’t want you taking classes you don’t need to take. Nor do we want you to struggle through a subject. You will be more successful if you are placed in the right class, right from the start. Our placement process is a helpful tool, and it is required, too.

  • Submit your high school transcripts OR
  • Submit your ACT scores OR
  • Submit your SAT scores OR
  • Submit your HiSET scores

If you’ve already completed a college-level English course with a ‘C’ or better, get in touch with an EICC admissions coordinator or advisor and discuss your options. You may be exempt from the placement process.

  • Submit an ACT math score of 22 or higher OR
  • Submit your SAT scores OR
  • Complete the ALEKS* Math Placement

If you’ve already completed a college-level math course with a ‘C’ or better, get in touch with an EICC admissions coordinator or advisor and discuss your options. You may be exempt from the placement process.


  Register for Classes

Give our frontline staff a call to set-up a time to meet your advisor and register for classes. Take this opportunity to tell us your goals. We'll review your placement scores and partner with you to create a degree plan to achieve everything you want to accomplish.  

Call 1-888-336-3907 to get your first appointment scheduled! 

  Attend Orientation

Come and tour the campus and facilities, and see where you'll be learning. Hear about all of the student services, activities, and supports available to you. Understand more about financial aid and ways to pay for your education. Learn about our amazing academic and career training degrees. And hear how easy it can be to transfer your EICC degree to a four-year college.

Sign up for orientation

  Explore housing options

Muscatine Community College’s apartments are a great place to live, learn, and grow during your time at the college. Choose a single room or get a roommate and share a two-room suite. We would love to show you around.

Learn more at or contact, 563-288-6000 or 563-549-0203. 

  Pay for classes

Tuition and fees are due are due prior to the start of each term. If you didn’t receive financial aid, you can pay in full or work with EICC Business Office staff to create a payment plan.

  Login to EICConnect

This is your portal into everything EICC. Access your email and class schedules. Upload assignments. Reach out to your instructor. Find information about advising, activities, and financial aid. You’ll use EICConnect for all online classes. Here’s a quick tutorial to get you started

  Books and class materials

Stop by a campus bookstore to pick up your textbooks and more. If you are receiving financial aid you may be able to ‘charge’ your textbooks. The cost will be taken out of your financial aid package. Textbook questions? Contact the college bookstore.