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Fill Out the Application
Applying to Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is easy! Our FREE online or paper application
takes just minutes to complete. Visit eicc.edu/apply.
Submit the FAFSA
You’ll need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each school year to qualify for aid like grants, scholarships, federal work-study, and federal student loans. Since financial aid paperwork can take up to six weeks to complete, we advise you to begin this process early.
The FAFSA opens on October 1 each year. If you have questions or need help filling it out, our financial aid staff is here to help. The following dates are Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community College’s priority financial aid processing deadlines to meet the tuition due date and be able to charge books in the bookstore:
Fall Semester: July 15
Spring Semester: December 1
Summer Semester: May 1
To meet these deadlines, file your FAFSA as soon as possible and submit all paperwork required by the financial aid office. Visit www.eicc.edu/finaid for more information.
We offer numerous scholarship opportunities. Be sure to submit your application(s) by the
scholarship deadline each semester:
- Fall Semester: March 1
- Spring Semester: November 1
Send Your Transcripts
High School or HSET or GED Transcripts
Send us your high school or GED/HiSET transcripts showing you have completed your high school diploma or GED/HiSET. We may use your high school or GED/HiSET transcript to qualify you for financial aid, for admission into specific academic programs, or for course placement using your ACT scores.
If you are planning on transferring in credits from another college or university, please have your ocial college transcripts sent directly to the Oce of Registration and Records. It’s a breeze—just fill out our “Request for Transcript Evaluation” form and we’ll evaluate your earned credits for use in your degree. Hand-carried transcripts will not be used to award college credit, so be sure to use the online form.
Use of Unofficial Transcripts
We encourage you to bring copies of your unocial transcripts with you to your first advising appointment. We may use them to help develop an academic plan for you.
ALEKS Placement Requirement
Your success is important to us. That’s why all EICC students are required to complete our placement process. This ensures you’re placed in the appropriate classes right from the start.
For English and reading placement you have four options:
- Submit your High School Transcripts OR
- Submit your ACT Scores OR
- Submit your SAT Scores OR
- Submit your HiSET Scores
For math placement there are three options:
- Submit your ACT scores with a math score of 22 or higher OR
- Submit your SAT scores OR
- Complete the ALEKS* Math Placement through the college
If you’ve already completed a college level math or English course with a C grade or better, you may be exempt from submitting the corresponding information above. You’re encouraged to speak with a college admissions coordinator or advisor to discuss options.
Schedule an Appointment to Meet with Your Advisor
You’ll meet with an academic advisor to discuss academic plans, review placement scores, create a degree plan, and register for your term’s classes. Visit eicc.edu/advising or call the campus nearest you to schedule an appointment.CCC: 563-244-7000
All new students are required to attend orientation. During orientation, you receive key information on college resources, take a tour of campus, and discover ways to get involved. Sessions are oered at a variety of times. Visit eicc.edu/bridge and use the online form to register, or call the campus nearest you.CCC: 563-244-7004
Toll Free: 1-888-336-3907
Explore Student Living Options
Muscatine Community College has student apartments available. Learn more at eicc.edu/housing or by contacting MuscatineCCapartments@eicc.edu, 563-288-6000 or 563-549-0203.
Pay for Classes
Tuition and fees are due are due prior to the start of each semester. To make those payments, you will need to have engaged in the financial aid process, be signed up for a payment plan, or pay for your classes by the tuition due date. No need to worry about missing a payment—we’ll always let you know when tuition is due. Visit our Business Oce to discuss your payment plans. Learn more at eicc.edu/paying.
Log Into EICConnect
EICConnect, the college’s student portal, is your one-stop shop. This is where you’ll access your class schedule, syllabi, and EICC email account. Information on advising, activities, and financial aid can also be found here. Students taking online courses will exclusively use the portal to complete classes. Our advice? Browse the portal before the start of classes. You’ll have it mastered in no time!
Purchase Textbooks and Class Materials
Stop by a campus bookstore to buy your textbooks and other required materials prior to the start of classes! Students receiving financial aid may be able to charge their textbooks to their financial aid package. Contact the college bookstore for information about textbooks.CCC: 563-244-7111
SCC Urban Campus: 563-336-5280
Questions? Call toll-free 1-888-336-3907, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the college nearest you and ask to speak to an advisor.
- Clinton Community College, 563-244-7000
- Muscatine Community College, 563-288-6000
- Scott Community College, 563-441-4000
t is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).
If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, email@example.com or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.