High School Students and Recent Graduate Admissions

Find Yourself at College of DuPage

Whether you are a current high school student or a recent graduate, you're faced with serious decisions about what comes next. That's why it's good to know you've got an amazing educational resource right here in your own community. College of DuPage is the Midwest's largest comprehensive, single-campus community college, hosting over 30,000 students every semester.

But it's not the size of College of DuPage that matters most, it's what its people can do for you. Some students know exactly what they want from higher education. Others want time to explore and get a feel for college life. In either case, College of DuPage has the staff and faculty that can help guide you to a program of study that best fits your needs.

From general areas of study to career-focused programs, College of DuPage is continually updating the curriculum in order to offer educational programs that speak to today's challenges, current trends and emerging interests. You can earn your associate's degree in two years and transfer to the college or university of your choice. Or you can enter an occupational program that prepares you to join the workforce.

Whatever your goals, College of DuPage can help you acquire the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. Best of all, it offers you one of the best educational values you'll find anywhere.

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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 talk with one of our knowledgeable staff members.

  • Familiarize yourself with our programs
    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.
  • Meet with an Admissions Representative
    The best way to find out how College of DuPage can serve you is to talk to one of our admissions representatives. No one knows the College better. They're in a unique position to get to know what you're looking for and suggest a course of action that best suits your needs. They can also speak with you about financial aid and grant possibilities, and show you around our amazing Glen Ellyn campus. You'll get a taste of campus life and all the opportunities it affords.
  • Apply!
    Our online application process is easy and can be accessed at any time. It's an easy 2-step process. Start by creating a site account and choosing a username and password. From there, proceed to the online application. Start here.

Who Are You?

Home-Educated Student

We're a perfect fit after you complete your homeschool curriculum.

January/Early Grads

Get a jump-start on earning college credit.

Early Admissions Student

If you're not 18 or have not yet graduated, you might be able to take college credit courses or adult-level continuing education classes.

Home for the Summer

Take a summer course and transfer the credits to the college or university you'll attend in the fall.

Dual Credit

Enroll in selected courses to receive both high school and college credit. 

More Information

If you have further questions about the admissions process, you can learn more from this site or talk directly with an admissions representative from the Student Services Center at (630) 942-2626. 

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.

Honors Program

Classes provide for a learning experience that emphasizes critical and creative thinking and class discussion.

3+1 Degree Programs

College of DuPage has partnered with prominent universities to offer high-caliber degree programs at a greatly reduced cost.

COD Virtual Campus Tour

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College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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