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High School Students Early Admissions Program

College of DuPage offers an Early Admissions Program for students who have not yet reached the age of 18 or graduated from high school. High school students who are eligible for the program can take college-level courses. Many classes are offered nights and weekends. 

Admission Requirements

Acceptance into the Early Admissions program is determined by the College of DuPage Office of Admissions and Outreach on a case-by-case basis. After the first term of classes, the student is considered a returning early admission student and must meet with a counselor from Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services until the student graduates from high school or turns 18 years old.

Opportunities for High School Students

Dual Credit

College of DuPage’s Dual Credit Program is an opportunity for qualified high school students to enroll in a college-level course and upon successful course completion, earn both college and high school credit. By enrolling in dual credit, high schools students are able to:

  • Get ahead by starting their college education early and begin working on general education credits.
  • Explore different college programs and experience academic and social aspects of college life.
  • Transfer qualified college credits to other colleges and universities or fulfill a college or university's admissions requirement. 

Exam Preparation

The free High School Equivalency (GED/HSE) program can help prepare students to take and pass the GED or other high school equivalency exam. High school students can also improve their PSAT, ACT or SAT scores with test preparation classes held throughout the year through the Youth Academy.

Youth Academy Classes

Whether high school students want to advance their knowledge in a particular subject or enroll in a class they love and enjoy a new hobby, non-credit Continuing Education classes available.

Offerings are held throughout the year with the largest selection offered in the summer. Get extra help in math or English, improve reading speed or prep for an upcoming class by enrolling in high school enrichment classes.