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Steps to Enrollment

Whether you are a recent high school graduate, a student looking to transfer to a four-year institution, a working adult seeking to update your skills or a student searching for a new career, College of DuPage has something for you.

The five steps to enrollment will guide you as a new student. Students are encouraged to complete the following steps online.

The first step is to apply for Admissions. Visit our Admissions and Outreach page to apply today.

Once you have received a "Welcome to College of DuPage" e-mail message to your personal e-mail account, you will need to set up your New Student Portal and COD Student E-mail. Visit our New Student myACCESS Account Setup for details.

Applying for financial assistance is easy as 1, 2, 3. Visit our Student Financial Assistant page for more information.

College of DuPage uses multiple placement options to determine college course placement for students. Visit our Placement and Prerequisites page to view all your options.

Schedule a virtual appointment with a Counselor or Advisor to develop your Education Plan.

Meet your Navigator. Schedule a virtual appointment to meet with your Navigator to help you navigate all of COD's resources from enrollment to completion.

Register for classes. Ready to Register? You can register for classes online or with the help of our registration team.

Select a payment option. Once you have registered, you need to select one of our many flexible payment options that fits your needs.

Sign up for virtual New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation (NSO) is an exciting introduction to everything College of DuPage has to offer.

Resources for Success: Now that you are enrolled, make sure you take full advantage of all the resources available to you as a student of College of DuPage.

Important Dates and Updates

Contact Information

The Admissions Office is operating during regular business hours:

  • Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

Walk-in appointments are available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-in appointments address quick questions and last 5 to 10 minutes. Virtual appointments are available during regular business hours. You can also contact your admission representative with questions. 

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