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myACCESS and Student Planning Assistance

College of DuPage has two self-service tools, Student Planning and myACCESS for Students, which can be used to complete everyday tasks online 7 days a week. Follow the instructions on this page for the most common student tasks.

You must be a current College of DuPage student to log into the student portal and register for credit classes. If you have not applied to College of DuPage, visit Admissions and Outreach to get started. If you’re looking for non-credit continuing education classes, visit Continuing Education for more information.

What would you like to do?

Follow the directions below or view detailed instructions

  1. Go to myACCESS.cod.edu.
  2. Click on "I'm new to myACCESS/Reset My Password."
  3. Follow the instructions on the webpage. The system will then generate a username for you and send a temporary password to the email address on file. If your personal email address needs to be updated, please call the registration office.

If you are unable to log into myACCESS after resetting your password or if your account is locked contact the Student Helpdesk at (630) 942-2999 or email studenthelp@dupage.edu

Follow the directions below or view detailed instructions.

  1. Log into the portal at inside.cod.edu and click on "myACCESS for Students." From the drop down menu select “Student Planning," then select “Student Planning Self Service.” Next, click on “Go to Plan & Schedule” located under “Plan Your Degree & Register for Classes.” 
  2. Next, on the Plan your Degree and Schedule page make sure you’re in the correct semester by clicking on the directional arrow next to the semester. Click on the + symbol to add the next semester.
  3. Locate the search box with the magnifying glass. Here you may type the subject, subject and course number or class name. For example, to search for ENGLISH 1101 - English Composition, you may enter: ENGLI, ENGLISH, ENGLI 1101, ENGLISH 1101 or English Composition. 
  4. A list of courses matching your search criteria will be generated. You can “Add Course to Plan” (often used with Counseling & Advising) or select “View Available Sections” to see all sections (days/times/instructors) being offered this semester for this course.
  5. Click “View Available Sections” and you will see a list of all sections being offered the current semester. Review the Seat Availability, Times, Location and Instructor. Click on any section of the course to see additional details such as prerequisites and a course description.
  6. Click "Add Section to Plan" if you’d like to add it to your plan.
  7. If you clicked Add Section to Plan, this specific section of this course is now listed as planned and it will be displayed in yellow. You are not registered yet.
  8. You can continue to add more courses to your plan or if you’re ready to register, select “Back to Plan & Schedule.
  9. Once back on the Plan and Schedule page, locate the planned courses and click the blue “Register” button for each class individually OR click the “Register Now” button to register all planned courses.
  10. After clicking Register, the message “Updating Schedule” will appear. If registration was successful, the course will change from yellow as planned, to green as registered. The class will now say “Registered” above it. Your schedule will populate on the grid and show course meeting days/times. NET classes will appear below the grid and only show start and end dates.
  11. Payment is required the same day you register or you risk being dropped. View the Payment Policy webpage for more information and instructions on how to pay in full. Visit the Payment Plans page where you can find general information about our payment plans as well as How to Guides including how to enroll.

If you would like to see the current schedule of classes offered and are not a current student, or don’t want to log in, follow the instructions below. If you wish to register for classes follow the instructions for “Search the current schedule of classes and register (add a class)."

Follow the directions below or view detailed instructions

  1. Go to myACCESS.cod.edu.
  2. Click on "Search for Credit Classes."
  3. Choose the term from the "Term" drop down menu.
  4. Choose a Subject to search from the "Subject" drop down menu.
  5. Enter the 4-digit Course Number in the "Course Number" field.
  6. If you are unsure of the Course Number, go to the bottom of the page and select “Undergraduate” from the “Academic Level” drop down menu.
  7. Click "Submit"

View detailed course descriptions on the COD Catalog.

Follow the directions below or view detailed instructions.

  1. Log into the portal at inside.cod.edu, click on myACCESS for Students and from the drop down menu select “Student Planning,” then select “Student Planning Self Service.”
  2. On the next screen under “Plan Your Degree & Register for Classes” click on “Go to Plan & Schedule.”
  3. On the Plan & Schedule page make sure you’re in the correct term by clicking on the directional arrow next to the term. Click on the + symbol to add the next term.
  4. Classes that have already been added to your plan will be displayed on the left side of the page and say “Planned.” If you’re viewing on a cell phone you must scroll down to see the planned classes. Please note, these classes are planned, you are not registered for these classes until you click the “Register” button. Once registered, the color changes to green, instead of “Planned” it will say “Registered,” and there will be a “drop” button.

Follow the directions below or view detailed instructions.

  1. Log into the portal at inside.cod.edu.
  2. After logging into the portal at inside.cod.edu, click on myACCESS for Students then select “Student Planning” from the drop-down menu, then select “Student Planning Self Service.” If you logged directly into myaccess.cod.edu look under the Student Planning menu and select Student Planning Self Service.
  3. Next, click on “Go to Plan & Schedule” located under “Plan Your Degree & Register for Classes.”
  4. Locate the class you wish to drop. Click the blue “Drop” button. A pop up will appear confirming the class you have elected to drop. Make sure the correct class is selected and click “Update.”
  5. The class will be dropped from your schedule; however, the course will remain in your planned courses.

Follow the directions below or view detailed instructions

  1. Log into the portal at inside.cod.edu.
  2. After logging in, click on myACCESS for Students then select “Academic Profile” from the drop-down menu, then select “My Class Schedule.” Select the current term. If you have logged directly into myaccess.cod.edu click on myACCESS for students, then look under the heading “Academic Profile” and click on “My Class Schedule.” Select the current term.

Your class schedule will provide class meeting information, a link to purchase textbooks, and the last day to drop with 100% and 50% refund as well as the last day to drop/withdraw with no refund.

View the Payment Policy webpage for general information about our payment policy as well as instructions for how to pay in full.

Visit the Payment Plans page where you can find general information about our payment plans as well as How to Guides including how to enroll. 

Visit the Permit Information page for general information and how to request a permit.

How to search and register for classes in Student Planning 

View Video

How to find Honors Courses in Student Planning

View Video

To view other video tutorials, go to the COD Student Portal and click on the help tab where the following video tutorials are available:

  • Student Planning - Add Class Sections and Register
  • Student Planning - Help Tools
  • Student Planning - How to Change My Plan
  • Student Planning - Intro

Learn about additional useful features of Student Planning and myACCESS for Students

To access: log into the portal at inside.cod.edu, select myACCESS for Students, then select Student Planning. In Student Planning choose Financial Information (the bank symbol) from the side menu. If on a cell phone the menu can be accessed by clicking on the 3 bars in the upper left-hand corner. If you have logged directly into myaccess.cod.edu look under the Financial Aid menu.

  • Financial Aid Required Documents
  • My Awards, Award Letter
  • Federal Shopping Sheet
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • 1098T Electronic Consent & View Forms

To access: log into the portal at inside.cod.edu, select myACCESS for Students, then select Student Planning. In Student Planning choose Academics (the graduation cap symbol) from the side menu. If on a cell phone the menu can be accessed by clicking on the 3 bars in the upper left-hand corner. 

  • Course Catalog – An alphabetical listing by subject, of courses offered at the College of DuPage.
  • Grades – See the recorded grades for completed classes.
  • Unofficial Transcript – View and print a copy of your unofficial transcript. It will only show completed/graded classes.
  • Transfer Summary – A summary of transfer credits from other institutions.

To access: log into the portal at inside.cod.edu, select myACCESS for Students, then select Student Planning, next select Student Planning Self Service then select “Go to My Progress” under View Your Progress.

  • View your progress toward a degree or certificate, modify your education plan, communicate with your program advisor

To access: log into the portal at inside.cod.edu, select myACCESS for Students, then select Registration from the drop-down menu, or if you have logged directly into myaccess.cod.edu look under the Registration heading.

  • Remove yourself from a waitlist or register after receiving an email that a space has been reserved for you from the waitlist.

To access: log into the portal at inside.cod.edu, select myACCESS for Students, then select Academic Profile from the drop-down menu, or if you have logged directly into myaccess.cod.edu look under the Academic Profile heading.

  • Grades
  • Degree Evaluation – see how many credits you need to complete the academic program you have selected
  • Unofficial Transcript and Official Transcript order form
  • Enrollment verification request - proof of your status as a student. Insurance companies, loan agencies and other organizations may require a verification in order for you to be eligible for certain benefits.
  • My Profile – view all student information including address and phone, academic program, GPA, priority registration credits and any student restrictions that would prohibit registration.
  • Final Exam Schedule
  • Transfer Equivalencies
  • Transfer Course Summary
  • Student Prerequisites

To access: log into the portal at inside.cod.edu, select myACCESS for Students, then select Miscellaneous from the drop-down menu, or if you have logged directly into myaccess.cod.edu look under the Miscellaneous heading.

  • Application for Degree or Certificate
  • Company Sponsored Billing Request
  • Cooperative Agreement Request
  • Course Description Request
  • Final Grade Report Request
  • F-1 International Student Change of Address Form
  • Int'l Student Services Document Request Form
  • Int'l Student Services Transfer Out Request Form
  • Late Withdrawal Appeal
  • Medical Appeal
  • Petition for Failing Grades
  • Prerequisite Verification Request
  • Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver
  • Student Academic Program Change Request
  • Tuition Appeal
  • Vaccination Exemption Request - Health Condition
  • Vaccination Exemption Request - Religious
  • W-9S Request for Tax payer

Contact Information

Office of Student Registration Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2221
Phone: (630) 942-2377
Email: registration@cod.edu

Regular Hours
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

myACCESS Help Desk: (630) 942-2999

Individuals who need language assistance, please call Campus Central at (630) 942-3000 or email campuscentral@cod.edu.