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Getting Started

Apply for benefits by visiting www.gibill.va.gov, selecting "Apply for Benefits," and then launching the VonApp program to apply for benefits, OR fill out VA for 22-1990 (provided in our FORMS section, OR come into the office to apply.

Students who have already received a Certificate of Eligibility (CoE) previously may want to request a new Certificate as the new copy will provide the most accurate information regarding your remaining eligibility. Reservists and National Guard members eligible for VA educational benefits will also need to contact their unit to get a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) in addition to the VA benefit application mentioned above.

Step 1
Apply to ICC

You can either apply online or download the paper application and mail to: Illinois Central College 1 College Dr. East Peoria, IL 61635-0001

! When filling out the ICC Admission Form, please be sure to submit an email address that you check regularly. It'll be the quickest source of communication we'll use throughout the process.

Step 2
Send in Your Paperwork

Have your high school guidance counselor send your official transcripts to ICC. When you take the ACT, make sure to have your scores sent here as well!

! ICC offers an ACT Review if you're looking for a little practice. For more information, contact (309) 690-6900

Step 3
Take Your Academic Placement Test

Call (309) 694-5234 to schedule an appointment to take the test. Evening times are available on select nights. You can also check with your guidance counselor to see if your high school offers on-site testing.

Step 4
Apply for Financial Assistance

Be sure to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Call our Financial Aid Office with any questions (309) 694-5311

! FAFSA becomes available online January 1st of each year. It's best to begin your application as close to that date as possible because aid is awarded on a first come; first served basis.

Step 5
Apply for an ICC Scholarship

We award well over 800 scholarships each year! The application is done completely online and opens mid-January and closes on April 1 @ 11:59 pm (no joke!)

! You have the entire period to complete your application and receive your Recommendation Surveys. Nothing is reviewed until after the close date so each application is looked at equally - undetermined by its date of completion.

Step 6
Meet with an Academic Advisor

Make an appointment to meet with your academic advisor. The phone number is highlighted on your placement test score report or in the catalog under your program of study..

Step 7
Enroll in Classes

After you meet with your academic advisor to plan your course schedule, log into ICC's eServices to register online or come in person to our Enrollment Services Office to finish up!

Step 8
Visit the Veteran Affairs Office

Bring your DD214, Certificate of Eligibility for your Education benefits or your NOBE, and a copy of your class schedule in to be certified with Department of Veteran Affairs.