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Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of frequently ask questions related to the admission process at College of DuPage. If you still need assistance, contact Admissions and Outreach.

It is not required, but we recommend that you do. Schedule a visit now.

You should always talk to the school where you are transferring. You can also refer to Transfer Information.

Yes! You can take as many or as few courses as you choose.

It is not required, but we strongly recommended that you do meet with an advisor.

College of DuPage is a member of the Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources (CAREER), an agreement that provides expanded educational services with 38 other community colleges in Illinois.

Members of the CAREER consortium offer in-district tuition rates for select career and technical programs. Under the agreement, out-of-district students can enroll in an applied science program at College of DuPage that may not be available through their area community college.

Please visit the CAREER consortium page for details and to see a list of all the member colleges of the CAREER consortium.

Students who reside outside the College of DuPage district but are employed full time (35+ Hours) within the district may be eligible for Special Residency Classification after submitting proof of employment.

Please visit the Residency page for more information.

No. Community College District 502 covers most of DuPage County and parts of both Cook and Will counties. Check our district map for more details.
Yes, but you will need prove that you live in District 502. Refer to Proof of Residency Documents.

Not unless you are moving from outside of District 502 to in-district or the College of DuPage has mail that was sent to you but was returned to us by the post office.

Please note that all limited-enrollment health science programs require every student to prove their residency status for admissions purposes.

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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