Adult Admissions, Ages 20 and Older

Getting Started as a New Student

One of the best things about College of DuPage is the amount of choice it offers. With so many different programs, it pays to spend some time reviewing what's available, consider your goals, and then talk with one of our knowledgeable advisors.

Familiarize yourself with our offerings
A good place to start is the Academics section on this site. It contains a wealth of information about the different types of academic programs we offer. Check-out our view book.

Meet with a counselor
Meeting with one of our counselors is a great way to help define a clear educational or career-path strategy. Counseling is available on campus in Glen Ellyn and at four off-campus centers. Schedule an appointment by calling (630) 942-2259, or contact a counselor. You can also research career opportunities at the Career Services Center. The counselor's there can help you access a variety of resources to help you with your short- and long-term career goals.

Brush up on your skills
If it's been a while since you've attended class, it might be a good idea to refresh your math, writing, reading and/or speech skills. The Academic Support Center offers a nice selection of seminars and courses that will help you get the most out of your ensuing classwork.

Our online application process is easy and can be accessed at any time. Learn more about the application process or you can apply today.

Current or Former COD Students

Are you currently taking classes at COD and have questions about course selection or degree or certificate requirements? Please contact the Counseling and Advising office at (630) 942-2259 for assistance.

If it has been a few years since you last attended COD and you are looking to return, it's a good idea to verify whether or not you are still in our system. Contact Campus Central at (630) 942-3000 and they will help you with a determination.

Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2207, (630) 942-2626

Regular Hours
Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit the Academic Calendar for holiday closings.

Appointments: if you would like to meet with an Admission Representative, an appointment is recommended. Call (630) 942-2626 to make an appointment.

Walk-in without an appointment: appointments are not required, but are recommended. Walk-in's may be available on a first-come, first-serve basis between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Getting Startedat COD

The steps you need to know to get started at COD from visiting the campus to registering for class.


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