Early Admissions Program Overview
High school students under 18 who are interested in registering for another college-level course and have completed at least one course as an Early Admissions Student are considered Returning Early Admissions Students. The classes offered for Returning Early Admissions students are college-level courses and acceptance is determined by a Counselor or Advisor from the Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services Office at College of DuPage. The Early Admissions Returning Student Form is only valid for the academic term indicated and a Counselor or Advisor must provide approval for each academic term until the student graduates from high school or turns 18 years old.
Enrollment Eligibility for Returning Early Admissions Students
Continued enrollment in the Early Admissions Program is determined by the College of DuPage Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services Office.
To continue to participate as an Early Admissions Student at College of DuPage, a student must meet all of the following requirements:
- Be under the age of 18 without a high school diploma or GED.
- Have successfully completed at least one college-level course.
- Complete the Early Admissions Returning Form.
- Meet all regular prerequisites for the desired course.
- Obtain permission from a Counselor or Advisor by contacting (630) 942-2259 or contact a counselor.
Additional Information for Returning Early Admissions Students
As an Early Admissions student, please note the following information:
- A student may take placement tests to determine the appropriate course placement of reading, writing and math.
- More information on Placement Testing.
- Not all subject areas or college-level courses are available to Early Admissions students.
- Math and science courses may require a qualifying Math placement test score or Math ACT sub-score.
- College of DuPage is not responsible for determining if a course fulfills high school graduation requirements.
- The grades earned for courses taken as an Early Admissions student will be permanent and recorded on the College of DuPage transcript.
- The credits earned as an Early Admissions student are often transferable to other post-secondary institutions. View Transfer Program Information.
- The grades earned at the end of the semester will determine your continued eligibility as an Early Admissions student for subsequent academic terms.
- College of DuPage is not responsible for determining if a course will transfer back to the high school for high school credit.
- The decision to grant high school credit for a college-level course taken as an Early Admissions student is up to the high school.
- An Early Admissions student is required to obtain approval from Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services every semester until the student either turns 18, graduates from high school or obtains a GED.
If you are a returning Early Admissions student and would like more information, please contact the Office of Counseling & Advising Services at (630) 942-2259 or contact a counselor.