At 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.
Note: If you have applied for admissions at Indian Hills in the last six months, or are a current student, please do not reapply — Complete the Program Change Form
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.
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.
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.
Students enrolling at Indian Hills Community College are required to satisfy either Option 1 or Option 2, below:
Option 1: Submit either an official ACT, SAT, or COMPASS score prior to registering for a MATHEMATICS and/or ENGLISH course. (COMPASS scores can be obtained by contacting the institution where the student tested and by requesting the institution to send scores to the Indian Hills Community College Testing Center).
Option 2: Take the COMPASS test prior to registering for a college-level mathematics and/or English class.
For more information, please contact the Testing Center.
Some programs require background checks as part of the admissions process. For more information and the forms themselves, see below.
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 Warrior Wednesdays >>
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