International students at College of DuPage

International Students

UPDATE: March 18, 2020

As you may know, College of DuPage has restricted access to our campus and centers; most departments are working remotely. Even though the International Student Services Office is closed, we are available via email at

Since the College is not able to receive campus mail, we will be temporarily accepting uploaded copies of the sponsor's bank statement and affidavit of support, as well as the prospective student's high school credentials.

Additional updates are to come. Please check back soon.

UPDATE: March 16, 2020

The information on this page will be updated often. I will still be available through email to provide assistance to our international students with questions about the admission process at I will update the website if there are any changes that would affect our F-1 international student application process.

Welcome to College of DuPage

We are pleased to learn of your interest in attending College of DuPage. College of DuPage is the Midwest's largest comprehensive, single-campus community college, and is dedicated to serving the diverse higher educational, civic and cultural needs of our students. The college is located in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, a suburban city thirty-five miles west of Chicago.

College of DuPage offers the first two years of undergraduate course work. The College awards seven different associate degrees:

  • Associate in Arts
  • Associate in Science
  • Associate in Engineering Science
  • Associate in Applied Science
  • Associate in General Studies
  • Associate in Fine Arts - Art Option
  • Associate in Fine Arts - Music Option

The College also offers English as a Second Language classes available during the Fall and Spring Semester.

Currently, more than 50 different nationalities are enrolled at the College of DuPage. Over 40% of the international students transfer to four-year institutions, both private and public, in Illinois and other states in the U.S. College of DuPage regards the presence of international students on campus as an integral part of its mission of globalization and interdependence.

We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you in any way possible.

Admission Deadlines

All required materials must be received by the below deadlines to be considered for admission. Late applications will be considered for the next available term. 

If the deadline listed below falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is extended until the end of the next business day.

Fall Semester (classes begin in mid-August)

  • Deadline: June 15
  • Deadline for Transferring F-1 Students: July 31

Spring Semester (classes begin in mid-January)

  • Deadline: November 15
  • Deadline for Transferring F-1 Students: Dec. 1

*Summer Semester (classes begin in late May)

  • Deadline: March 1
  • Deadline for Transferring F-1 Students: April 1

*Some programs may not be available during the summer semester. Applicants applying for a program not offered during the summer semester will be issued an I-20 for the fall semester.  


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Admission Requirements

There are several documents you need to submit in order for us to review your application.

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Estimated Expenses

Costs to attend COD include tuition fees, books and supplies, health insurance and living expenses.

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English Proficiency

Students are required to submit English proficiency before they are accepted.

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Current International Students

International Student Services helps F-1 international students maintain their non-immigrant student status.

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Contact Information

Gabi Carr
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225
(630) 942-2979

Regular Hours

Monday to Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Evening appointments are available upon request.