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How can I apply?

There are three ways you can apply to Project RISE:

Apply Online

Follow the following steps to apply online from anywhere.

  1. Go to myHeartland.
  2. Enter your login name and password.
  3. Go to the IRIS tab.
  4. Click on the RISE Application link (in lower right corner within IRIS).
  5. Complete the Project RISE application.
  6. Submit when completed.

If you have additional questions concerning applying for Project RISE online, please contact the Project RISE Office.

Apply by mail

Download and print the application form* (available in PDF format, 378KB, 4 pages) and mail completed application to:

Heartland Community College
Attn: Project RISE, SCB 1000
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761

Apply in person

Apply in person at the main campus in Normal by picking up an application in the Project RISE office, located in Room SCB 1000 of the Student Commons Building.

When submitting your application please include: A copy of your (and/or your parents') federal income tax return (the 1040 form) or Student Aid Report (SAR) from FAFSA. If you are eligible, we will contact you to set up an interview.

*Note: You must download and install Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ in order to view and print the application form.