StudentAt Indian Hills Community College, we strive to make the admissions process as simple as possible. We have an "open admissions" policy — anyone who properly applies for admission to the college will be accepted, although acceptance to a specific program is not guaranteed.

How to Apply

Note: If you have applied for admissions at Indian Hills in the last six months, or are a current student, please do not reapplyComplete the Program Change Form

Tutorial: How to Apply Online

Please choose one of the following options:

  • Apply Online
    Follow the instructions to create an account, answer all questions, and submit the application online.

  • Print an Application
    Carefully complete this application and mail it to the address included in the file.

International Student Admissions

If you are a new international student, or an international student transferring from a U.S. institution, please view our International Student Admissions process to complete and submit your application.

Change Request Forms

Do you need to update your contact information (phone, address, etc.)? Are you wanting to add or change your academic program? Perhaps you've recently married and need to change your name. You can easily let us know using the appropriate form below.

Note: Submission instructions are included in each form.
Download the Address Change Form
Download the Name Change Form
Download the Program Change Form


All prospective students in specific Health Sciences programs (Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Dental Assisting, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Services, Health Informatics, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiologic Technology, Surgical Technology, and Therapeutic Massage) are required to take the ACT or COMPASS test and have a minimum score on the test. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into a program.

For more information, please contact the Testing Center.

Background Check Forms

Some programs require background checks as part of the admissions process. For more information and the forms themselves, see below.

Download the Criminal Justice Background Check Forms
Download the Digital Forensics Background Check Forms

Campus Tours

Virtual Campus Tours

Nothing comes close to an in–person tour of our beautiful campuses, but until you're able to schedule one, this is the next best thing! Take a look at the Campus Photo Tour, as well as the Virtual Tours of each of our campuses.

Explore Hills: Campus Visit Day

Warrior HeadSign up for a personalized visit, to our Main Campus (Ottumwa), and see what Indian Hills has to offer! Enjoy lunch at The Hills Diner, visit our residence halls, talk with financial aid and scholarship experts, speak with an advisor, shop at the Indian Hills Bookstore, and tour our beautiful campus.

Reserve your spot at one of the following upcoming Campus Visit Days >>



Office of Admissions
Indian Hills Community College
Bennett Student Services Center
623 Indian Hills Drive
Ottumwa, IA 52501


(800) 726-2585, x5153
(641) 683-5153

Fax: (641) 683-4277
Campus Tours: (641) 683-5153

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