Whether you are looking to take a few classes and learn new skills to help you on your job, completing a college degree for the first time or exploring a career change, College of DuPage is here for you. Contact your Adult Admissions Representative for help with your next steps.
College of DuPage has an open door admission policy for anyone who is:
- At least 18 years of age or
- Is a high school graduate or has received a High School Equivalency Diploma (i.e. GED, or HiSET, or TASC)
Our online application is easy and can be accessed at any time. If you have already taken classes at College of DuPage in the past, you do not need to reapply for admission. If you have questions, contact the Office of Admissions and Outreach at (630) 942-2626.
College of DuPage offers a variety of different programs designed to fit your needs:
- Online Courses
An internet-based, self-paced alternative to traditional classes.
- Continuing Education Adult Enrichment
Learn about our free Adult Education Program (ABE, GED and ESL) as well as adult test preparation (GRE, GMAT and LSAT), tutoring, online Ed2Go programs, Music Academy lessons, Lifelong Learning courses, and many other non-credit adult enrichment classes and events.
- Continuing Education Professional Development
Advance your career with certification programs in health care, business, truck driving, massage, law enforcement, and more, or take advantage of contract training for your organization.
- Credit for Life Experience
Earn college credit through your career or life-related experience.
If it's been a while since you've attended class, it might be a good idea to refresh your math, writing, reading and/or speech skills. The Academic Support Center offers a nice selection of seminars and courses that will help you get the most out of your ensuing classwork.
- Access and Accommodations
- Continuing Education
- Degrees and Programs/Areas of Study
- Field Studies/Study Abroad
- Innovation DuPage
- International Students
- Learning Commons
- Life Experience Credit
- Online and Hybrid Courses
- Placement Testing
- Transcript Evaluation
- Transfer Opportunities
- Tuition and Fees
- Veterans Services
- Visit COD
- Workforce Development
“I was working full-time, I maintained a 3.8 GPA. This was only possible due to the support of my family and the professionals at COD. I am very appreciative of the support given because it helped me as I fulfilled my goals." - Violet JacksonViolet's COD Story
“COD enabled me to become CompTIA certified for A+ and Network+, and I earned the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification. I have earned five College certificates within the Computer and Information Technology program and, to wrap it all up, I’ve now earned my associate’s degree.” - Michael WagnerMichael's COD Story
“I was so nervous about going back to school. Although I was the oldest student in the class, I wound up feeling like I fit in. If you are nervous, try one class, because you will be hooked.” - Jean MorrisJean's COD Story
“My studies at College of DuPage laid a tremendous foundation. The class sizes were small, so I got to know my professors pretty well. After spending time in the military, they were very helpful in easing the transition as far as getting back into the routine of going to school regularly.” - Reggie MartinReggie's COD Story
“Being an adult student was really challenging, trying to balance not only school and work but also my children, who are a priority. I am a firm believer that actions speak louder than words, and my hope is that it inspires them to do well educationally and work hard.” - Erika AndersenErika's COD Story