First-Generation Student Events

Joey Sakowicz

College of DuPage student Joey Sakowicz talks about her experience as a first-generation college student.

College of DuPage hosts several events for first-generation students throughout the year. Connect with other students, staff and faculty and explore all there is to learn about your college experience.

First-Generation Information Session

The First-Generation Information Session will give students an introduction to COD, the admissions process and general college information. The information sessions explain the difference and misconceptions between: 

  • A university and a community college
  • Transfer versus track to join the workforce
  • Financial aid and scholarships
  • How ACT/SAT test scores, high school diploma, GED and foreign high school credentials are used for admission


First-Generation Student Group

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services invites you to participate in a First-Generation Student Group. Students have an opportunity to drop in and ask questions. The sessions are a great way to connect with faculty, staff and other first-generation students.

Drop-in to a Student Group


Contact Information

Admissions and Outreach
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2207
For more information, fill out the contact form.

The Admissions Office is operating during summer business hours:

  • Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Friday, closed

Phone: (630) 942-2626
Chat: Chat Online

Walk-in appointments are available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis for a 15-minute meeting. Students who need more time can schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with their admission representative.

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