Spring 2021 Plans at College of DuPage

Spring 2021 Registration Information

Registration is open for spring term. Spring term begins on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

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What To Expect on Campus

Only a limited number of approved essential staff, faculty and students that have classes on campus this semester may enter a College of DuPage facility. Campus continues to remain closed to the general public.

To enter a COD facility, you are expected to:

  • Have your temperature checked by a screener and answer brief health-related questions.
  • Wear a face mask at all times. The face mask must cover your mouth and nose. Any student or staff member who does not wear a mask or maintain social distance will be asked to immediately leave campus. 
  • Show your College ID or other form of identification.
  • Maintain social distancing. Stand six feet apart when meeting, talking or standing in line. 

While regular classroom cleaning will be followed and hand sanitizer will be available, students are encouraged to bring their own wipes for cleaning their space and their own hand sanitizer.

The following doors will be accessible for spring term, all other doors on campus will be locked:

  • Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Door One
  • Technical Education Center (TEC), Door Seven
  • Health and Science Center (HSC), Door One
  • Student Resource Center (SRC), Door Seven
  • McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Door Ten
  • Culinary & Hospitality Center (CHC), Door Three

Please view the Spring 2021 Guidelines to see a map of campus or for more information.

Student Services

  • Student services and resources are available via phone, video chat, email and on the College of DuPage website during the COVID-19 pandemic. While offices will be closed for face-to-face transactions, all departments maintain their online pages and have email and phone access.
  • The College of DuPage Bookstore is operating online. For more information, please visit the Bookstore

Remote Learning Options

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COD has several plans in place to help students learn in a safe environment and continue their goals.

Courses met in-person and on campus will take place in larger rooms to accommodate six-foot physical distancing guidelines. Register for Spring 2021 enrollment.

Based on guidance from the DuPage County Health Department, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Office of the Illinois Governor, three types of classes will be offered:

  • Virtual Class Meeting (VCM)
    Also called synchronous online learning, courses meet completely online in real time at specified days and times using video chat software. All assignments are submitted online. This format is designed to allow students regular face-to-face contact in a virtual format.
  • Online (NET)
    Also called asynchronous online learning, courses are taught completely online following instructor timelines and learning outcomes. Students interact mostly through discussion boards and written messages and all assignments are submitted online. 
  • Hybrid (HYB)
    Courses meet mainly online with additional meetings occurring in person as necessary to accomplish learning objectives. Students will meet on campus for labs, studios or clinical work. Face-to-face meeting days and times for each section will vary depending on the course and learning needs.

All of these courses have online components. To ensure success, students should do their best to have access to computer hardware and software, including a webcam and Wi-Fi service. 

The College reserves the right to convert initially designated hybrid courses to Virtual Class Meeting (VCM) or Online (NET) delivery if environmental conditions warrant it. 

Why Choose COD?

The cornerstone of the College's commitment to excellence in higher education is an experienced, nationally recruited faculty dedicated solely to teaching, not research. You are never taught by interns or teaching assistants.

At COD, students learn from full- and part-time faculty members with a world of expertise—people who've dedicated their lives to teaching, who are global experts in particular disciplines with real-world, hands-on experience. Our faculty's focus is not on researching and publishing but on teaching and inspiring our students. The focus on individual attention helps ensure student success.

Begin your academic journey at College of DuPage and transfer to a four-year college or university of your choice. Through our innovative transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities and the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), our students and graduates can transfer seamlessly to earn a bachelor's degree.

Our academic programs are of the highest caliber. Credits that you earn at COD are accepted at colleges and universities across the nation. Each academic program at COD is designed to teach you to think critically, communicate effectively, and adapt creatively to change. More importantly, your COD education prepares you for success in your chosen career.

Beginning your college career at College of DuPage is your most affordable choice. Our tuition and fees are extremely competitive. The College offers a flexible payment plan in addition to many forms of financial assistance, including scholarships, grants and loans.

COD provides a comprehensive range of services that help to bridge the gap between the financial resources of students and their families and the cost of education, helping to eliminate the economic barrier in obtaining a college education.

College of DuPage offers a world of educational opportunities, right here at home. Transfer to a four-year institution with an associate degree, earn a technical certificate, learn in-demand workplace skills, study for your GED or take classes for your own enjoyment right here on campus.

COD offers special programs suited to a broad range of interests, ages and schedules. Online CoursesField Studies, Study AbroadGlobal Education and vocational skills courses are just some of the programs offered to fit your needs.

Applying to COD is easy. We are here to help you every step of the way.

When I think of College of DuPage, the word that consistently comes to mind is 'opportunity...' I absolutely loved the campus, the professors and the difficulty that College of DuPage offered. It honestly was the education of a lifetime. 

Samantha Gray

Contact Information

Admissions is working remotely during the following hours:

  • Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: (630) 942-2626

Email: admissions@cod.edu 

Chat: online chat feature

You can also schedule an online appointment with our admissions representatives.