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.

Next Steps

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 these steps.


Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2207, (630) 942-2380

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) 942-2380.