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Heartland Community College

First Time College Students

We are excited you are furthering your education with us as a first-time college student. 

Enrollment Steps

Step 1: Apply.

To submit your application you'll need to know:

  1. Your personal information, such as: Social Security Number, mailing address, phone number, etc.
  2. Which Program of Study you wish to enroll in.
  3. The semester you wish to begin taking courses.

If you don't have a Social Security Number, please contact the Admissions Office (309-268-8010 or to complete the online application or visit the Heartland offline application.

Step 2: Login.

Log into your myHeartland account for your personal next steps.

Visit, click on “Manage My Password,” and refer to your Student ID and Login Name you received in your acceptance e-mail. 

Applying for scholarships, making appointments, registering for classes, and your Heartland email will be accessed through your myHeartland account. 

Step 3: Placement Testing.

Placement tests help determine the best courses for your success at Heartland. All first-time college students take the full placement test unless using a waiver or previous college-level credit for placement. For a complete list of accepted waivers and qualifying scores, visit our Testing Center page. 

If your program of study requires you to submit your GED, high school or college transcript be sure to do this so receive credit for the work you've already done!

Login to your myHeartland account to see your specific next steps. 

Step 4: Meet with your advisor to register for classes.

Advisors are available to help you explore your interests and skills as you develop personal, academic, and professional goals. Partnering early and often with your advisor will keep you on track toward reaching your destination. 

A New Student Appointment is required for students who plan to complete a certificate or degree at Heartland. To schedule this appointment, call 309-268-8027 or log into your myHeartland account, click on Heartland Navigate, and pick a day and time that works for you. 

Financial Steps

Step 1: Complete FAFSA.

The Heartland Community College Financial Aid Office is here to help. To get started, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It's important to apply for financial aid EARLY. The earlier you start, the easier it will be.

Step 2: Apply for scholarships.

The Heartland Community College Foundation awards over 250 scholarships each year! All you need to do is complete one application in your myHeartland student center. 

Step 3: Submit residency.

Proof of in-district residency is required for you to receive the in-district tuition rate unless you graduated from a high school located in Heartland's district within the past year. Upload documentation or send directly to

Step 4: Pay tuition.

When it comes to paying for college, you have lots of options. Heartland Community College provides students with access to their student bills online in


We are ready to help you with your application process. Contact Admissions with your questions at 309-268-8010 or email

Contact Admissions

CCB 1000

Phone: 309-268-8010


Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM.