Getting Started As a New Student
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. Please check out the resources available on this page 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, please call the Office of Admissions and Outreach at (630) 942-2626.
Admissions Application Fee Waiver
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, College of DuPage is waiving the $20 General Application Fee through Monday, Aug. 24. Please use code 2020FA when applying.
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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/Programs 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
COD helped to get me on a track to hopefully realize my full potential.
Ernest DaunterPhysical Therapy Assistant