Early Admissions Program Overview

In an effort to meet the needs of students that are still enrolled in high school or in a home education program, College of DuPage offers an Early Admissions program for qualified students who have not yet reached the age of 18 or graduated from high school.

The classes offered for Early Admissions students are college-level courses and initial acceptance into the program is determined following a mandatory interview with an Admissions Representative from the Admissions & Outreach office.

After the initial interview and first term of classes, the student will meet with a Student Success Counselor from the Office of Counseling & Advising Services until the student graduates from high school or turns 18 years old. 

Benefits of the Early Admissions Program

  • Earn college credit while still in high school.
  • Get ahead by starting your college education early.
  • Begin working on your General Education credits.
  • Explore different college programs and careers.
  • Experience the academic and social aspects of college life.
  • Transfer qualified college credits to other colleges & universities.
  • Fulfill a college or university's admissions requirement.
  • Many classes are offered nights and weekends. 

Contact Early Admissions

If you are a new Early Admissions student and would like more information, please contact the Office of Admissions and Outreach, at (630) 942-2626 or e-mail: admissions@cod.edu.

If you are a returning Early Admissions student and would like more information, please contact the Office of Counseling & Advising Services at (630) 942-2259 or contact a counselor.

Non-Discrimination Policy and Procedures

The College will not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, arrest record, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service, citizenship status, use of lawful products while not at work, physical or mental handicap or disability.

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 requires any student under the age 13 to have a Parent or Legal Guardian signature to acquire a College of DuPage email address. Parents/Legal Guardians must come in person to the Student Registration Services office in the Student Services Center, Room 2221 and provide identification to make this request. For more information, contact the Student Registration Services office at (630) 942-2377.