Student Services Center

Admissions

Admission at College of DuPage is open to anyone who is a high school graduate, has earned a GED or is at least 18 years old and can benefit from college-level instruction. Prospective students need to apply to the Office of Admissions and Outreach in order to be eligible for admission.

No entrance exams are required for admission; however, entrance exam information is helpful to college advisors who assist students with their educational planning.

Apply to College of DuPage

Choose your student category and follow the steps to submit your application.

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Traditional/High School Students

If you are about to graduate high school or if you have recently graduated, apply for a degree or certificate program.

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Non-Credit Students

If you are looking to sign up for non-credit classes for personal growth or casual interest, explore everything we offer.

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Adult and Returning Students

If you are 19 years or older and you've been away from school or if you never attended college, we can help get you started.

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Nursing and Health Science Students

COD offers dozens of degrees and certificate options in health sciences. Get started on the right path to success.

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Transfer Students

Transferring to College of DuPage from another college or university? Apply now to continue your education.

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Veteran and Military Students

Are you a veteran or currently serving in the military? Access the benefits you've earned and advance your education.

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Summer-Only Students

Are you home on summer break and want to take a class or two to get ahead? Enroll in summer courses.

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International Students

Are you looking for the chance to experience different cultures, increase your knowledge and make lifelong friends? Get that and more at COD.

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Student Athletes

If you are an athlete looking to take classes and earn a degree, we can get you started.

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Contact Information

The Admissions Office is operating during regular business hours:

  • Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (630) 942-2626
Email: admissions@cod.edu 
Chat: Chat Online

Walk-in appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-in appointments address quick questions and last 5 to 10 minutes. Virtual appointments are available during regular business hours. You can also contact your admission representative with questions. 

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