Enroll at Ellsworth
You're just three steps away from beginning your journey at Ellsworth Community College!
1. Fill out the online application.
This is all we need if you’re just taking a few classes to transfer back to your primary college, or if you’re taking a few courses for personal interest.
If you're from outside Iowa and enrolling exclusively for ECC online classes, or if you're an international student, the process looks just a bit different. Learn more on our Online/Distance Learning page and our International Students page.
2. Send Your Transcripts to Ellsworth.
We'll need a high school/HSED transcript and any previous college transcripts if:
- You're planning to complete an ECC diploma or degree program, and/or
- You're applying for any financial aid.
We'll need an official transcript from each college you've previously attended, complete with that college's seal. Your previous college can send these directly to our admissions office. We'll look over your previous transcripts and apply any applicable coursework toward your Ellsworth degree!
If you're currently enrolled in high school, just ask your guidance office to send us a 6th or 7th semester transcript, and arrange to have a final transcript sent once you graduate!
3. Submit your ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, or ASSET scores.
We use these scores to place students in the right classes – these are NOT admissions tests.
Check with your high school's guidance office to see whether your ACT or SAT score is listed on your high school transcript. If so, you're all set – we'll receive your score when we receive your transcript in step 2.
If your ACT score isn't available from your high school, you can submit a request to the ACT Records Department, along with a fee, at PO Box 451, Iowa City, IA, 52240. Your score should be from within the last five years.
If you'd like to take our ACCUPLACER test, you can do so at The Hub on campus (on the lower level of Kruse Main Hall).
Schedule a campus visit! Call ECC Admissions at 641-648-4611, ext. 8519, or toll-free at 800-322-9235. (Some degree programs do require additional admissions-related testing and paperwork. We’ll advise you of any additional requirements as soon as you apply!)
Complete an online Student Housing Application and deposit; priority is given by space availability.
File a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to see if you're eligible for grants and student loans.
Submit a Scholarship Application. Our priority deadline is March 1. We'll need a processed FAFSA on file in our Financial Aid Office for scholarship applications completed after March 1, so don't wait!
Schedule an appointment with an advisor to register for classes. (You'll receive an invitation after you’ve been accepted to ECC.)