We are proud that you have chosen to begin your life-changing educational journey at Indian Hills Community College, and we strive to make the admissions process as simple as possible. We have an "open admissions" policy, which means anyone who properly applies for admission to the college will be accepted, although acceptance to a specific program is not guaranteed.
Program Change Request Form
To change your academic program or add another academic program, after you have already applied to the college, please complete the Program Change Request Form.
Note: If you have applied for admission to Indian Hills in the last six months, or are a current student, please do not reapply. Instead, complete the Program Change Request Form.
Do you need to update your contact information (phone, address, etc.)? Have you recently married and need to change your name? You can easily let us know using the appropriate form below.
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
State Residency Requirements for Admission
Requirements for proof of Iowa residency are established for community colleges by the Iowa Department of Education. If you are unsure about your state residency status (Iowa Resident or Out-of-State Resident), or just need more information, please see the IHCC Residency Requirements.
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 earn a minimum score on the test. Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance into a program.
For more information, please contact the Testing Center.
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.
Sign 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
Fax: (641) 683-4277
Campus Tours: (641) 683-5153