Elgin Community College
  • United States
  • Elgin, Illinois, United States
    • School Type: College

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Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive community college serving students at every stage of their educational journeys. From university transfer programs to continuing education classes to childcare and arts center events for the community, ECC offers something for everyone.


Elgin Community College has a wide selection of associate degrees, certificate programs, and academic programs, from Accounting to Business, Education, English, and Engineering. The college has more than 120 degree and certificate options to choose from. To see more of ECC's associate degrees, certificate programs, and academic programs, click here.

International Students

Elgin Community College welcomes international students from more than 20 countries annually. ECC accepts full-time international students on an F-1 or J-1 visa.

ECC offers its students a guaranteed university transfer admission (2+2). Hundreds of students spend the first two years of their programs in ECC then transfer and complete the remaining two years of their programs in different universities in the country such as the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois. 


Required Documents

  • Completed application for admission
  • Signed International Student Financial Agreement
  • $50 processing fee
  • Evidence of financial support showing at least $20,310 for one year of study
  • Affidavit of Sponsorship
  • Transcripts from high school/secondary school
  • Photocopy of passport including photocopies of the biography page and the identity page with photograph


English Proficiency Requirements

Although ECC does not require the students to provide proof of language proficiency TOEFL or IELTS to be accepted, students who will not be able to provide proof of their language proficiency will need to take an English assessment test upon arrival for proper placement of their level and if they will be needing to be in the Intensive English Program. For the list of language proficiency tests the students may use as proof, click here

For the complete details on admission requirements, click here

Resources for Current International Students

Elgin Community College's Center for International Education and Programs helps international students maintain their legal status and helps them understand their rights and responsibilities as nonimmigrant visa holders. The center supports current F-1 or J-1 international students studying at ECC. To find out more about the resources for F-1 students, click here

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