IOWA HAS A STATEWIDE SYSTEM OF 15 COMMUNITY COLLEGES

Two educational options are offered:
Preparatory career programs of vocational and technical education
These ordinarily require full-time instruction of four weeks to two years and will prepare you for immediate employment in a wide variety of careers.
College parallel programs
These provide arts and sciences courses that may be transferred to other colleges and universities as the equivalent of the first two years of a four- year baccalaureate program. Included in college parallel are some programs that also provide preparation for entry-level employment through career option programs.
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HOW TO APPLY TO A COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Note: The Scott Community College representative visits the West Guidance Office approximately once a month. You can make an appointment to meet with the Scott representative at her next visit by stopping by the Guidance office and talking to Mrs. Elskamp.

1. Complete an application and submit it to the Admissions Departments. For Scott, Muscatine and Clinton community collegesApply_Here.jpg

2. Complete the financial aid paperwork available from the college's Financial Aid
Office.

3. Apply for scholarships that are available through the college.

4. Request that your official transcript be mailed directly to the college Admissions
Department. See Mrs. Adams in the main office.

5. Sign up to take the college's assessment test unless you have taken the ACT’s. The
COMPASS test (used by Scott CC) can be taken in the West LMC. See Mr. Hatfield to make arrangements.

6. Make an appointment with the Admissions Department so that you can see an
advisor who will help you plan your schedule.

7. Plan on attending new student orientation. Orientation is held prior to each semester.


Apply and register for classes well in advance of the term you wish to start school. Classesfill up early, and you may not be able to get the courses you need/want.

Sources: The Iowa Department of Education and “It’s Easy to Become a Student” by Eastern Iowa Community College District.

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