New Early Admissions Students

Early Admissions Program Overview

Acceptance into the Early Admissions program is determined by the College of DuPage Admissions & Outreach Office on a case-by-case basis. To participate as an Early Admissions student at College of DuPage, a student must meet all of the following requirements:

  1. Be under the age of 18 without a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Have a cumulative minimum high school GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or 3.75 on a 5.0 scale.
  3. Apply for general admission online at A one-time $20 Admissions Application fee applies.
  4. Complete the Early Admissions Entrance Form.
  5. Meet all regular prerequisites for the desired course.
  6. Interview with an Admissions Representative and bring an unofficial high school transcript, proof of prerequisites (if any) & the Early Admissions Entrance Form. 
  7. To schedule a qualifying interview or to learn more about the program deadlines, please call (630) 942-2626 or e-mail


Additional Information for New Early Admissions Students

During the first semester that you apply to the Early Admissions program, you will work exclusively with the Office of Admissions & Outreach. As an Early Admissions student, please note the following information:

    • Recommendation from a high school counselor or parent does not guarantee acceptance into the Early Admissions program.
    • Approval for a class load of more than one course for the first semester will only be granted in exceptional cases.
    • A student may take placement tests to determine the appropriate course placement of reading, writing and math. Click here for more information on Placement Testing.
    • Not all subject areas or college-level courses are available to Early Admissions students.
    • Math and science courses may require a qualifying Math placement test score or Math ACT sub-score.
    • College of DuPage is not responsible for determining if a course fulfills high school graduation requirements.
    • The grades earned for courses taken as an Early Admissions student will be permanent and recorded on the College of DuPage transcript.
    • The credits earned as an Early Admissions student are often transferable to other post-secondary institutions. View Transfer Program Information.
    • The grades earned at the end of the semester will determine your continued eligibility as an Early Admissions student for subsequent academic terms.
    • College of DuPage is not responsible for determining if a course will transfer back to the high school for high school credit.
    • The decision to grant high school credit for a college-level course taken as an Early Admissions student is up to the high school.
    • An Early Admissions student is required to obtain approval from an Admissions Representative (for the initial interview) or Student Success Counselor (subsequent interviews) every semester until the student either turns 18, graduates from high school, or obtains a GED.

Contact Information

If you are a new Early Admissions student and would like more information, please contact the Office of Admissions and Outreach, at (630) 942-2626 or e-mail:

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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