EICC Admissions Policies

General Policy


Eastern Iowa Community Colleges believe in equal educational opportunities for all qualified individuals, regardless of race, color, creed, sex, marital status, religion, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, age, handicap or disability in the educational programs and activities it operates. Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges have an open admission policy, which means that anyone 16 years of age may apply, even without a high school diploma. Admission to the college does not automatically guarantee admission to all programs of study; you will need to meet the specific requirements for your chosen program. The colleges reserve the right to deny admission, re-admission or re-enrollment to anyone who may pose a risk to the best interests of the college community. The colleges reserve the right to guide your placement in programs and courses based on assessment interviews and past academic experience. All new students must complete an orientation session prior to registration. You may take up to six credit hours without providing transcripts from high school or other colleges you have attended, submitting ACT scores or taking entering assessments. But to be officially admitted to a degree or certificate program, you must meet the total admission requirements of the college and the program.

Concurrent Enrollment


You may enroll in classes at more than one of our colleges or at one of our colleges and any other institution. If you are receiving financial aid, you must notify the financial aid officers at all institutions in which you are enrolled.

High School Students


Eligible high school students may be accepted for admission to EICC under Iowa’s Senior Year Plus. Approval by your high school is mandatory before you may be accepted under this program. EICC offers the opportunity for high school students to enroll in credit classes in our College Connections program. High school applicants requesting admission must: 1. Complete an Admission Application, 2. Submit the written approval form signed by a parent/guardian and the high school counselor or principal, 3. Complete entering assessment or submit ACT scores. Course placement will be mandatory based on entering assessment, ACT scores, or high school GPA. 4. Meet with EICC advisor/high school counselor prior to registration.

Pre-High School Students- Special Status Admission


EICC will consider the admission of a Pre-High School student to credit classes as long as the student is currently enrolled in public or private schools. Enrollment may be considered as enrichment, but is not intended to substitute for the public or private school experience. Students may apply to the college for “special status” consideration for admittance. Completion of all the steps below is necessary before an admission decision is determined and a student who is not at least a freshman in high school is enrolled. 1. Complete an Admission Application. 2. Students must provide a current copy of a signed permission agreement by the appropriate school system and the authorizing parent or guardian. Such documentation must be provided to the Dean of Student Development prior to admission to the College. 3. Prior to admission, an applicant who does not have a high school diploma will be required to demonstrate that they possess specific prerequisite skills by taking entering assessments or submitting ACT scores. 4. The College reserves the right to limit the number of courses and which type of courses a student may take. Additionally the student will be required to meet with a college advisor when selecting courses for registration. “Special Status” admissions must be approved by the Dean of Student Development.

Home School Students - Special Status Admission


EICC will consider the admission of a student to credit classes who is not attending a public or private school, and is currently enrolled as a home school student. Students may apply to the college for “special status” consideration for admittance. Enrollment may be considered as enrichment to the home school program, but is not intended to substitute for the home school experience. The following policies and procedures will apply to the enrollment of home school students: 1. Students must complete an Admission Application. 2. Students must provide a current copy of a signed home school permission agreement between the appropriate school system and the authorizing parent or guardian. Such documentation must be provided to the Dean of Student Development prior to admission to the College. 3. Prior to admission, applicants who do not have a high school diploma will be required to demonstrate that they possess specific prerequisite skills by taking the entering assessments or submitting ACT scores. 4. The College reserves the right to limit the number of courses and the type of courses a student may take. Additionally, the student will be required to meet with a college advisor when selecting courses for registration. “Special Status” admissions must be approved by the Dean of Student Development.

Individual Career and Technical Programs


Individual Career and Technical Programs may have additional program admissions requirements. Consult the individual program for the additional program admissions requirements.