Welcome to College of DuPage!
We welcome your interest in College of DuPage and encourage you to become part of our remarkable community of people. All of us here, from our admissions staff through to our faculty, want to make your academic experience at the college fulfilling, successful, and fun!
Getting to Know Us
College of DuPage is the second largest single-campus college outside of California, so there's a lot to find out about. This website covers most everything you need to know about our programs, our people, and the application and registration process. Even though you may have found the answers to your questions online, we encourage you to schedule an appointment and visit our campus in person. You'll be amazed at what we've got going on and an admissions representative can answer any questions you may have, from financial aid concerns to involvement in student clubs and organizations.
Before You Begin
College of DuPage maintains an open enrollment policy. To attend, you must be ONE of the following:
- 18 years of age
- A high school graduate
- Earned your GED
If you are under the age of 18, you may be considered as an Early Admission Student. In addition, COD offers a variety Continuing Education and non-credit courses for students of all ages, from youths to seniors.
If you know what type of student you are and are ready to begin the admission process, simply click on the "Application Procedures" link and fill out the online application. It's that easy. If you would like to speak with someone in person, one of our Admissions representatives will be glad to assist you in answering questions you may have about the admissions and registration process.
Once you are ready to get started, just follow the steps below:
(Click on the numbered links below to see more information)
- Get Admitted
- Create an Admissions ProfileCreate an admissions profile at admissions.cod.edu. This will allow us to keep in touch with you about College of DuPage and the admissions process, as well as enable you to register for a campus visit and submit your admissions application.
- Visit CampusThe best way to learn more about College of DuPage is to visit our leading-edge campus. Register for a campus visit by logging into your admissions profile account.
- Submit the General Admissions ApplicationSubmit the general admissions application and pay the $20 admission fee through your admissions profile account. You will receive a confirmation email that your application was received.
- Submit your High School TranscriptSubmit your official high school transcript to the Office of Student Records.
- Get your Student ID #Check your email inbox for important student information. You will receive an email containing your COD student ID number once your application has been processed; typically the next business day. Also, you will receive a series of letters by mail which will further assist you with getting started as a new student.
- Create your myACCESS account
- Set up your dupage.edu email accountSet up your @dupage.edu student email account and check it frequently! Your student email address can be found in the first letter you receive by mail. You may login to the student email system, using the full email address (including @dupage.edu) and the password you created during the myACCESS account setup process. Important information regarding class registration and financial assistance may be sent to this email account.
- Create an Admissions Profile
- Explore Financial Assistance/Payment Options
- FAFSAComplete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every academic school year at www.fafsa.gov. Our Title IV School Code is 006656.
- Financial Assistance Options
- Federal Work StudyFederal Work Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. It’s available to full-time or part-time students. Contact Student Financial Assistance to see if you qualify, (630) 942-2251.
- Tuition Payment Options
- Pay in Full
- Automatic Payment Plan
- Deferred Payment Plan
- Other Options
- Employer Reimbursement
- Campus Employment
- Prepare/Plan for your Education
- Attend a Begin@COD session
- Newly admitted degree or certificate seeking students should attend one of these information sessions to discuss next steps in the enrollment process.
- To sign up, please contact Campus Central at (630) 942-3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Meet Course Entry Requirements
- ACTStudents with an ACT Composite score of 20 or higher meet the college’s reading and writing requirements. Submit your ACT score report to the Office of Student Records at email@example.com, or by fax (630) 942-3693.
- Placement Testing
- Transfer Courses
- Credits earned at other regionally accredited colleges/universities for transfer to College of DuPage are evaluated upon request by the student. Official transcripts along with the Transcript Evaluation Form may be sent to the Office of Student Records. Processing time for a Transfer Evaluation is approximately six to eight weeks. New student transfer evaluations begin two weeks into their first term at College of DuPage.
- Send your official transcripts to the Office of Student Records, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137. Electronic transcripts are accepted if sent through the Scrip-Safe electronic exchange.
- Contact your previous institution for information on how to order a printed or electronic transcript.
- Develop an Educational Plan
- Student Success Counselors and Program Advisors will assist you in reviewing general education, degree and certificate requirements, including the transferability of courses. They will work with you to develop a Student Educational Plan for achieving your educational goals and help you develop success strategies for academic success.
- Beat the rush and schedule time with a counselor in advance. Call today! (630) 942-2259
- Attend a Begin@COD session
- Register/Pay for Classes
- Register for ClassesRegister for classes at myACCESS.cod.edu or in person at the Office of Student Registration Services, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2221. Phone registration assistance is available at (630) 942-2377.
- Payment Options
- All students are required to pay their tuition and fees at the time of registration. Review the various payment options. Make payment in full or enroll in either the automatic or deferred payment plan at myACCESS.cod.edu. For more information, call the Cashier’s Office at (630) 942-2206.
- Financial assistance is available. Direct your questions to the Office of Student Financial Assistance, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2220, (630) 942-2251.
- Books & SuppliesTextbooks can be purchased 7 days a week, 24 hours a day at www.codbooks.com. Web orders must be paid by credit card ONLY (financial aid is NOT an online payment option). Students can order books online at www.codbooks.com for either in-store pick-up or delivery to their home. For questions, contact the Follett COD Bookstore at (630) 942-2360. In addition, all books for all courses are stocked at the Follett COD Bookstore on the Glen Ellyn campus.
- Print a ScheduleYour schedule provides the location, meeting dates and times of your classes along with refund and withdrawal deadlines. It is helpful to have a printed copy when you arrive on campus the first week of the semester to ensure you can find your way.
- Register for Classes
Admissions and Outreach
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2207, (630) 942-2380
Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2221, (630) 942-2377
Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For individuals that need language assistance, please contact Campus Central at (630) 942-2380.
Summer Hours - May 30 to August 1
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL
60137 (630) 942-2800
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