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ISU On-the-Spot Admissions

Looking to transfer to Illinois State University from Heartland Community College?

Starting September 1, you can enroll for ISU’s summer or fall 2015 classes online at www.admissions.ilstu.edu/apply. Spring 2015 application period ends November 1.

Speak with an ISU Rep on October 2

Representatives from ISU's Office of Admissions will be on Heartland's campus Thursday, October 2. ISU reps will provide transfer information and On-the-Spot Admissions for those interested in starting at ISU in spring, summer or fall of 2015. This opportunity is open to students who still need to apply to ISU or who are awaiting a decision regarding their current application.*  On the Spot Admission is avaible to new ISU applicants only.  Students returning to ISU must go through ISU's readmission process.

Make an Appointment by September 29

To speak to an ISU rep or participate in On-the-Spot Admissions, make an appointment at Advisement (room 1000 in CCB) or by calling 309-268-8033. Appointments are on a first-come, first-served basis until 5 p.m. Monday, September 29.

Prepare for Your Appointment (On-the Spot-Admissions only)

Prior to your scheduled on-the spot-admissions session, complete the following steps:

  • Submit an application and fee online at www.admissions.ilstu.edu/apply no later than Monday, September 29. Once submitted, print the application and bring a copy to your appointment.
  • Obtain and bring copies of your official transcripts from all that apply (allow enough time for processing)  At this time students are asked not to mail transcripts direct to ISU:
    • Heartland
    • Previous college or university attended
  • If you have less than 24 semester hours of college credit earned, get a copy of your high school transcripts and ACT/SAT scores. Provide those at your appointment.
  • Meet all admission requirements (http://admissions.illinoisstate.edu/transfer/apply/requirements.php).

Can’t make it? ISU will also be on campus in  November and December. Be on the lookout for updated dates and times or stop by Advisement.

*Admission decisions are made based on thorough evaluation of all application materials and transcripts. Please note, in some cases, On-the-Spot Admission may not be possible.

Students: Earn Free Credit with GPS Workshops

The Guided Path to Success (GPS) Workshop Series includes sessions designed to help you with study techniques, life skills and career readiness.

The focus for fall semester is Personal Success. Upcoming topics include:

  • August 28: Targeting Success
  • September 4: Motivating Self
  • September 11: Mastering Self-Management
  • September 18: Developing Effective Communication
  • September 25: Valuing Interdependence
  • October 2: Managing Stress
  • October 9: Understanding Civic Responsibility
  • October 16: Exploring Healthy Lifestyles
  • October 23:  Planning Personal Finances
  • October 30: Becoming Active on Campus
  • November 6: Becoming an Active Student
  • November 13: Mastering Time Management
  • November 20: Exploring Your Learning Preferences
  • December 4: Becoming an Active Reader

Workshop sessions occur every Thursday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in ICB 2303.

Earn one free academic credit by participating in seven different workshops throughout the semester and completing the “after” workshop assignments and a reflective essay.

The workshop series is free and open to any HCC student, so bring a friend along! Come ready to learn how to become more successful during your college years and beyond. 

For more information, contact Jen Vieley at (309) 268-8055 or email jennifer.vieley@heartland.edu.


Sign Up for HCC Emergency Text Alerts

Heartland Community College has a voluntary text messaging service that will be used to deliver information about on-campus emergencies. HCC will only send text alerts when there is a serious safety concern affecting campus -- including any campus closures due to severe weather.

Students, faculty and staff may text the message hccalerts to the number 292929 to enroll in the emergency text message service. A confirmation text will be sent to your mobile device indicating that the emergency notification service has been activated. HCC does not charge a fee for this service. Review your particular mobile device's texting or data plan for service details specific to your account. HCC will not share your phone number or mobile information with any other organizations.

For additional information about Heartland's commitment to student, faculty, staff and community safety, please watch Heartland's Safety Video.