New Student Checklist

New student Checklist steps Go to more information about Applying for Admission Go to more information about Financial Aid Go to more information about submitting Transcripts Go to more information about submitting ACT Scores or taking placement tests Go to more information about meeting with your Academic Advisor Go to more information about new student Bridge Orientation Go to more information about student housing at MCC Go to more information about paying for tuition Go to more information about the student web portal EICConnect Go to more information about purchasing textbooks and other class materials Go to links of all of EICC's social media pages

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  1. Fill Out the Application

    You can apply online new window or complete the paper application new window. The college application only takes minutes to complete. There is no application fee.


  2. Complete Financial Aid Paperwork and Apply for Scholarships

    Federal Financial Aid Paperwork takes four to six weeks to complete. Begin this process early. For the 2019-2020 academic year, the FAFSA is available starting on October 1 new window of the previous year. Our financial aid staff can assist you in completing the FAFSA. The Priority filing date for FAFSA is March 1.

    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 new window as soon as possible and submit all paperwork required by the financial aid office. Visit for more information.

    Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges offer numerous scholarship opportunities.

    • Fall Semester: March 1
    • Spring Semester: November 1


  3. Send Your Transcripts

    High School or HSET or GED Transcripts

    Submit your high school, HSET or GED Transcripts showing you have completed your high school diploma or HSET or GED. We may use your high school, HSET or GED transcript to qualify you for financial aid, for admissions into specific academic programs or for course placement using your ACT scores.

    College Transcripts

    If you are planning on transferring in credits from another college or university, please have your official college transcripts sent directly to the Registrar's Office. Hand carried transcripts will not be used to award college credit. You will need to complete the Request for Transcript Evaluation Form to have your credits evaluated for use in your degree. 

    Use of Unofficial Transcripts

    We encourage you to bring copies of your unofficial transcripts with you to your first advising appointment as we may use them as guidelines for Advising and placement.


  4. Assess for Success - Placement Requirement

    Making sure students get off on the right foot is extremely important to us. That’s why all Eastern Iowa Community Colleges students are required to complete our placement process. It makes sure you are 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

    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.


  5. Schedule an Appointment to Meet with Your Advisor

    You will meet with an academic advisor to discuss academic plans, review placement scores, create a degree plan and register for your term’s classes. Visit or call the campus nearest you to schedule an appointment.

    CCC: 563-244-7000
    MCC: 563-288-6000
    SCC: 563-441-4000


  6. Attend New Student BRIDGE Experience - Connecting New Students to College Success

    All new students are required to attend BRIDGE Orientation. During orientation, Students will be provided key information on college resources, take a tour, and discover ways to get involved on the campus.

    Sessions are offered at a variety of times. Visit or call the campus nearest you to register for your BRIDGE experience.


    CCC: 563-244-7004, 
    MCC: 563-288-6000, 
    SCC: 563-441-4000,
    Toll Free: 1-888-336-3907


  7. Explore Student Living Options

    Muscatine Community College has student apartments available. Learn more at or  by contacting, 563-288-6000 or 563-549-0203. 


  8. Pay for your classes

    Tuition and fees are due prior to the start of the term. You will be notified of the tuition due date. 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. There are many options to pay for your classes. Visit with our Business Office to discuss payment arrangements. For more information visit


  9. Log Into EICConnect

    The student portal, EICConnect new window, is an important resource for students. You can access your student schedule, bill, and financial aid information. In addition, your student email account is available through EICConnect. Information on advising, class syllabuses, activities, and access to your online courses can also be found in the portal. You will learn about EICConnect during orientation, but is important that you log in and utilize this resource on a regular basis.


  10. Purchasing Textbooks and Other Class Materials

    A few weeks prior to classes beginning, you can stop by our college bookstores to buy your textbooks and other required materials for your college courses. Students receiving financial aid may be able to charge their textbooks to their financial aid package. Contact the college bookstores for information about textbooks.

    CCC: 563-244-7111
    MCC: 563-288-6110
    SCC: 563-441-4111
    SCC Urban Campus: 563-336-5280