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Frequently Asked Questions
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Register By Phone: 815-224-0447
Register In Person: At the IVCC Main Campus, Oglesby or at the IVCC Ottawa Center
Register for an IVCC Online Continuing Education or Advanced Career Training Course: Students registering for online ed2go classes will register and pay for their course directly on our ed2go.com/ivcc web-site.
Unless otherwise specified, payment is due at the time of registration. The IVCC's Cashiers Office can accept: credit card, debit card, check, or money order. Payment can be mailed, made by phone, or completed online if using online registration. Call the IVCC Cashiers Office for more information about payments at 815-224-0213.
*Students registering for online ed2go classes will register and pay for their course directly on our ed2go.com/ivcc web-site.
You will receive a confirmation of your registration in the mail. Confirmation will include a schedule and receipt. If you are registering online, you should also receive an automatic email from the college confirming receipt of your registration.
YES! We welcome individuals from outside our district to participate in IVCC's non-credit lifelong learning opportunities including bus trips, summer camp, professional development, business training and personal enrichment classes. There is no additional out of district fee for non-credit students.
*Please note if you are registering for a credit course, out of district fees apply. Contact the IVCC Registration Office for additional information about out of district fees at 815-224-0447.
If your class requires a textbook, you may need to utilize the services provided by the IVCC Bookstore (located on the Oglesby Campus only). Books can be purchased on-site or online for mail delivery by visiting the bookstore web-site.
For students attending class at the Ottawa Center, you can order your book in advance and have it delivered to the Ottawa Center at no additional charge. Books are delivered on Wednesdays of each week, be sure to place your book order no later than the Tuesday before the first day of your class.
Bookstore Phone Number: 815-224-0311Visit the Bookstore Web-Site
*Updated* August 5, 2020
Main Campus Oglesby: IVCC's Phase IV Health & Safety Guidelines require all students to enter the Oglesby Main Campus Building through the Main Entrance. Parking for all Continuing Education, Business Training, and Professional Development classes is recommend in: Lots #1, #2, or #6. Accessible Parking is available at the front of the building (adjacent to the drop-off circle) in Lot #8.
Main Campus Oglesby | Classes in Building J: Students attending classes in Building J, should park in Lot #7 closer to Building H (Truck Driver Training) and Building J (Automotive/Ag Building.)
IVCC Ottawa Center: IVCC's Phase IV Health & Safety Guidelines require all students to enter the Oglesby campus building through the Main Street Entrance. Parking for all Continuing Education, Business Training, and Professional Development classes is recommend in any of the streetside parking spaces surrounding the building and/or in the parking lot located behind the building.
---------*PRE-COVID PARKING RECOMMENDATIONS*
Parking for Classes Meeting in CTC, Building A, B, C, D, E, F - recommended in Lot #7 (anytime) or Lot #1 (after 5 p.m.)
Parking for Classes Meeting in Building J - recommended in Lot #7 near the ATB building.
Parking for Classes Meeting In Building G - recommended in Lot #6.
Accessible Parking - available at the front of the main building in Lot #8 and in Lot #7.
Visitor Parking - there are designated visitor parking spots located in Lot #1
Bus Trip Parking - the pick-up location for bus trips is Lot #4.View Map
*COVID-19 Refund/Cancellation Policy
We have put a new temporary refund policy in place. If you need to cancel your class, you will need to notify the Continuing Education Center at least one business day before the class date to receive a refund. *Please note: refund policies vary for some online courses and career training programs. Some programs may be nonrefundable. Registrants who do not attend and do not withdraw from the class will not receive a refund. Cancellations can be made by calling the Continuing Education Center (815) 224-0427.
Regular Cancellation Policy
Registrants who cancel up to seven days prior to the start of a course will receive a full refund. No refund will be given after that time, although a substitution of individuals is allowed. Registrants who do not attend and do not withdraw from the class will not receive a refund. Cancellations can be made by calling the Continuing Education Center at 815-224-0427. *Special cancellation policies may apply for overnight tours.
The Continuing Education Center reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. If a class must be canceled by the Continuing Education Center you will receive a full refund. Attempt will be made to contact students by email or phone.
Occasionally it may be necessary to reschedule a class due to an instructor emergency. Attempt will be made to contact students by email or phone.
Please contact the IVCC Registration Office at 815-224-0447 to ensure your mailing information, email address and phone number is up to date.
The college may close campus due to inclement weather or unexpected circumstances. Please check the college web-site at ivcc.edu for campus wide announcements. We will also update the Continuing Education Center Facebook page in the event of campus closing.
You can also sign up for IVCC's RAVE alert system which delivers automatic notifications by email and text in the event of campus closings. Call the IVCC Registration Office at 815-224-0447.