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Heartland Community College

Apply To Heartland

Save time and money by starting your learning journey at Heartland Community College Pontiac. Have questions? We are here to help.

What you'll need to know to submit your application:

  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. 

There is no application fee and it takes about 10 minutes to complete online.

After you apply, monitor your email for next steps from your academic advisor.

 Submit Admissions Documents

  • 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.  There are other special residency classifications and a list of valid documentation on the Cost of College webpage.

    You can submit your documentation in four ways:

    • Upload the document through the Admissions portal.
    • Scan or take a photo and email the document (.PDF or .JPEG) along with your name and student ID number to: Pontiac.Center@heartland.edu
    • Mail the document:
      Heartland Community College Pontiac
      211 E Madison St, Ste #2
      Pontiac, IL 61764

    • Bring your residency documentation in person to any Heartland campus. 
  • Incoming Heartland students need to submit any previous academic transcript(s), including a final high school transcript or GED certificate, and Official college transcript(s) if you have completed any previous coursework and earned credit. 

    Ways to submit your transcript:

    • In person or by mail
      Drop off your sealed, official transcript to campus or have it mailed. 

      Heartland Community College Pontiac
      211 E Madison St. Ste #2
      Pontiac, IL 61764

    • Electronically
      Your transcript can be sent directly from the previous institution to Pontiac.Center@heartland.edu or faxed to 815-844-5635
      If sent by personal email, the transcript will not be considered official. 

      NOTE: Official College transcripts can usually be sent through an official, outside vendor from the transfer institution to HCC. If you have questions about sending electronic transcripts, contact the Records Office at 309-268-8071.
  • Students may be waived from placement testing with previous test scores. 

    Submit scores from the following:

    • ACT (within past three years)
    • PSAT/SAT (within past three years) 
    • GED (2014 series) 
    • PARCC
    • ACCUPLACER (must be submitted directly from the test site, within past three years)
    • ALEKS (proctored attempts only, within past three years) 
    • High School GPA 

    NOTE: Many high schools include these scores on their transcript and will be valid scores to use for placement as long as the transcript is official. 

    Ways to submit your test scores: 

    • In person or by mail
      Drop off your score report to campus or have it mailed. 

      Heartland Community College Pontiac
      211 E Madison St, Ste #2
      Pontiac, IL 61764

    • Electronically
      Your test scores can be sent directly from the testing site to Pontiac.Center@heartland.edu or faxed to 815-844-5635

Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8am to 6pm
Friday-Sunday: Closed

Contact Us

HCC Pontiac
211 E Madison St, Ste #2
Pontiac, IL 61764
Phone: 815-842-6777
Fax: 815-844-5635
Email: Pontiac.Center@heartland.edu

April Fornero

Director, HCC Pontiac
Phone:  309-268-8952
Email: April.Fornero@heartland.edu

John Salzer

Associate Director, HCC Pontiac
Advisor, HCC Pontiac
Phone:  309-268-8953
Email: John.Salzer@heartland.edu

Lisa Fite

Program Assistant, HCC Pontiac
Phone:  309-268-8951
Email: Lisa.Fite@heartland.edu