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Fall 2020 Plans at College of DuPage

College of DuPage has several plans in place to help students learn in a safe environment and continue their goals this fall. Courses met in-person and on campus will take place in larger rooms to accommodate six-foot physical distancing guidelines. Our plans to continue education are based on guidance from the DuPage County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and phases in the Restore Illinois plan.

View the Fall 2020 Guidelines

This fall, College of DuPage will offer three types of classes:

  • Virtual Class Meeting (VCM)
    Also called synchronous online learning, courses meet completely online in real time at specified days and times using video chat software. All assignments are submitted online. This format is designed to allow students regular face-to-face contact in a virtual format.
  • Online (NET)
    Also called asynchronous online learning, courses are taught completely online following instructor timelines and learning outcomes. Students interact mostly through discussion boards and written messages and all assignments are submitted online. 
  • Hybrid (HYB)
    Courses meet mainly online with additional meetings occurring in person as necessary to accomplish learning objectives. Students will meet on campus for labs, studios or clinical work. Face-to-face meeting days and times for each section will vary depending on the course and learning needs.

All of these courses have online components. To ensure success, students should do their best to have access to computer hardware and software, including a webcam and Wi-Fi service. Classes are still available. Register for Fall 2020 enrollment today.

The College reserves the right to convert initially designated hybrid courses to Virtual Class Meeting (VCM) or Online (NET) delivery if environmental conditions warrant it.

Previously Registered Students

If you previously registered for classes prior to May 14, 2020, you may notice changes to your courses in myACCESSMany courses that have face-to-face meeting times will be converted to Virtual Classroom Meetings (VCM). These VCM classes will keep the same days and meeting times, but will be held completely online using video chat software. Some courses that include labs, studios and clinical requirements will be offered in a blended face-to-face and online format (Hybrid). 

If the courses do not work for you and you need to change your registration, please visit myACCESS to make changes to your fall registration or contact Registration Services at or (630) 942-2377. Please include your name and student identification number in your message.  

Why Choose COD?

The cornerstone of the College's commitment to excellence in higher education is an experienced, nationally recruited faculty dedicated solely to teaching, not research. You are never taught by interns or teaching assistants.

At COD, students learn from full- and part-time faculty members with a world of expertise—people who've dedicated their lives to teaching, who are global experts in particular disciplines with real-world, hands-on experience. Our faculty's focus is not on researching and publishing but on teaching and inspiring our students. The focus on individual attention helps ensure student success.

Begin your academic journey at College of DuPage and transfer to a four-year college or university of your choice. Through our innovative transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities and the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), our students and graduates can transfer seamlessly to earn a bachelor's degree.

Our academic programs are of the highest caliber. Credits that you earn at COD are accepted at colleges and universities across the nation. Each academic program at COD is designed to teach you to think critically, communicate effectively, and adapt creatively to change. More importantly, your COD education prepares you for success in your chosen career.

Beginning your college career at College of DuPage is your most affordable choice. Our tuition and fees are extremely competitive. The College offers a flexible payment plan in addition to many forms of financial assistance, including scholarships, grants and loans.

COD provides a comprehensive range of services that help to bridge the gap between the financial resources of students and their families and the cost of education, helping to eliminate the economic barrier in obtaining a college education.

College of DuPage offers a world of educational opportunities, right here at home. Transfer to a four-year institution with an associate degree, earn a technical certificate, learn in-demand workplace skills, study for your GED or take classes for your own enjoyment right here on campus.

COD offers special programs suited to a broad range of interests, ages and schedules. Online Courses, Field Studies, Study Abroad, Global Education and vocational skills courses are just some of the programs offered to fit your needs.

Applying to COD is easy. We are here to help you every step of the way.

When I think of College of DuPage, the word that consistently comes to mind is 'opportunity...' I absolutely loved the campus, the professors and the difficulty that College of DuPage offered. It honestly was the education of a lifetime. 

Samantha Gray

Contact Information

College of DuPage Admissions Contact Information for summer term

Admissions is working remotely during the following hours:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, closed

Phone: (630) 942-2626


Chat: online chat feature

You can also schedule an online appointment with our admissions representatives.