Illinois College

Illinois College

Per 2/21/19 email

You and I both know how difficult it can be to get a high school student to see down the road to their life after college. Fortunately, at Illinois College, I can guarantee we know how to make sure students are ready for life after graduation.

We combine the best of the small college feel with big college resources and opportunities. Class sizes are small in order for students and professors can develop working relationships. That leads to research opportunities, community service, leadership training, and study abroad opportunities.

Our Office of Career Services helps students right from the start. Susie Drake and her staff guide students through career research, teach them job search skills like interviewing effectively, and connect them with potential employers for internships and jobs - as well as providing career mentoring.

That’s why our motto is Graduate READY. It inspires us to find hands on experiences in everything we do so our students can go out into the world ready to immediately make a difference.  

At IC, we are still accepting new applications and are still awarding scholarships. Make sure you send my information to any of your students who are interested in IC and I will help them through the process.

If you have any questions about Illinois College, I’d love to talk with you about it.


Emily Smith
Senior Admission Counselor

 per 12/3 email

What kind of education will I get at Illinois College? If one of your students asked you that, what would you tell them?
This has come up a lot lately so I thought I’d reach out and pass along a few things that make IC the complete academic experience:
  • IC is all about innovation. Everything we do is intended to help students “Graduate Ready.” We have a lot of great programs to challenge our students and prepare them for a fast-changing working world. Our “BLUEprint” program makes sure students graduate with the skills they’ll need to be successful. We stress “active learning” like service learning projects in the community, internships, student-faculty research, and study abroad.
  • And I know you’ll love this part: Our “Finish in 4” guarantee means students stay on track and graduate in four years. That means no wasted time or money.
  • Small class sizes mean students build strong relationships with their professors, and the professors mentor them through graduation. It also means classes tend to be more active, with discussions, activities, and group projects.
That’s the Illinois College education in a nutshell.

Emily Smith
Senior Admission Counselor

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