Getting Started

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!

Returning Students

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.

Once you are ready to get started, just follow the steps below:

(Click on the links below to see more information)

  1. Get Admitted 
    • Create an Admissions Profile
    • Visit Campus
    • Submit the General Admissions Application
    • Submit your High School Transcript
    • Get your Student ID #
    • Create your myACCESS account
    • Set up your dupage.edu email account
  2. Explore Financial Assistance/Payment Options
    • FAFSA
    • Financial Assistance Options
    • Tuition Payment Options
  3. Prepare/Plan for your Education
    • Meet Course Entry Requirements
    • Develop an Educational Plan
  4. Register/Pay for Classes
    • Register for Classes
    • Payment Options
    • Books & Supplies
    • Print a Schedule
  5. Maximize Your Student Experience
    • New Student Orientation
    • Student Life
    • Student ID Card
    • Athletics
    • Academic Resources
    • Student Employment
    • Career Services

 


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. 

Student Registration Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2221, (630) 942-2377 

Walk-In Hours
Mondays to Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For individuals who need language assistance, please contact Campus Central at (630) 942-3000.

Get Started at CODSteps to Enrollment

This interactive guide makes it easy to get started. It gives you valuable information about admissions, financial assistance, registration, orientation, and more.

Learn what you need to know about College of DuPage quickly, all in one place.

Welcome to College of DuPage

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Welcome

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!