General Information


Registering for Credit Classes

Students may register without a permit through the first meeting day for a class. As an example, if the class starts on a Monday, a student may register for this class without a permit through the end of the first day (until 11:59 pm). Exceptions to this rule are custom courses or courses with required safety training, licensure, accreditation or mandatory seat hours for legal reasons. The waitlist function will remain active through the late (one-day) registration period. Once the late registration period has passed, students are required to obtain a permit from the instructor. A $10 late registration fee will be charged for each class added after the first class meeting.

After the first class meeting, a student must request a late permit from the instructor to register for a class. Students may request a late permit up to and including the 10th business day of a term session through myACCESS. After the 10th day, a student must contact their instructor via e-mail to request a late permit. Permits are valid for one day after the issuance date.

Automated Prerequisite Checking

Before registering for any course with a listed prerequisite, students are expected to have met the prerequisite requirement(s) or be currently enrolled in the prerequisite course.

Auditing a Class

Intent to audit a credit class must be indicated at the time of registration and the higher audit tuition charge will be assessed. After the class begins, written permission from the instructor is required in order to audit a class and the audit cannot be revoked. Students may not request to audit a class after midterm. The audit grade of "X" is recorded on the student’s permanent academic record: No credit is earned and the audit grade does not affect the student’s grade point average (GPA).

No student will be assigned an audit grade for any class unless the above registration procedure is observed.


All students are required to pay their tuition and fees at the time of registration. Students may pay by cash, check or credit card. Students unable to pay in full must enroll in our convenient "Payment Plans". Students receiving financial aid (i.e., grants and loans) must enroll in the College's deferred payment plan. Direct links to these payment options are found in myACCESS.

For Financial Aid questions, visit the Financial Aid website, call (630) 942-2251 or email For other questions, please contact the Cashier's Office at (630) 942-2206, email

Payment Plans

Waitlist for Closed Classes

A waitlist is available to students for credit course sections. When a student attempts to register for a class which is full/closed, the student will be notified that a waitlist is available. The student will have the opportunity to be added to the waitlist for only one section per course. If a seat becomes available, the student will be notified via their College of DuPage ( email account and will have until 11:59 p.m. that day to register for the open seat.  If the student does not register for the open seat before 11:59 p.m. the same day, the student will be removed from the waitlist and the next student on the waitlist will be notified. If the student misses the opportunity to register and wants to be placed back on the waitlist, the student will be placed at the bottom of the waitlist. The waitlist function will remain active through the late (1-day) registration period for all sessions excluding custom courses or courses with required safety training, licensure, accreditation or mandatory seat hours for legal reasons.

Students can either be registered for a course or waitlisted for one section per course. If you register for a different section of the same course, you will be dropped from the waitlisted section.

Withdrawal Procedures

The final day for a student to withdraw from any course will be equal to 75% of the time for the respective academic session (see the Registration Calendar) through myACCESS or in person at the Office of Student Registration Services, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2221.

After the deadline, students will be required to appeal for late withdrawal and provide appropriate documentation to the Office of Student Registration Services for all requests. Students who are granted approval to withdraw by petition will not be eligible for refunds of tuition or fees and will receive a ‘W’ grade on their transcript. Late Withdrawal Appeals must be submitted at least one day prior to the last regular class meeting. Students will not eligible to petition for late withdrawal during the week of Final Exams.

Medical Withdrawals

Requests for medical withdrawals should be made to the Office of Student Registration Services, Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2221, (630) 942-2687. Requests should be made in writing and accompanied by documentation from a physician or medical institution to verify the medical condition, date of onset and estimated length of treatment. Request forms for medical withdrawals are reviewed individually. You will receive written notification of the decision within three (3) weeks from the Office of Student Registration Services.

Adding or Withdrawing from NON-CREDIT Classes

You may register for classes up until the time the class begins. A 100 percent refund is given up to one (1) calendar day before the start of class. Please note that non-attendance does not count as a withdrawal.

Cancellation Policy

The College cannot guarantee that all the classes listed in the online or printed Class Schedule will be available when you register and reserves the right to cancel classes if there is insufficient enrollment. If your class is canceled, you may select another class or receive a full tuition refund.

Contact Information

Office of Student Registration Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2221
Phone: (630) 942-2377
Fax: (630) 942-2878

Regular Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

myACCESS Help Desk: (630) 942-2999

Individuals who need language assistance, please call Campus Central at (630) 942-3000 or email

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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