Harper College

PASO: Project Assistance, Surpassing Obstacles


Get to know PASO, the team that helps Latinx students and families succeed at Harper.

PASO strengthens communication and provides answers to college questions for the family members and supporters of our incoming Latinx students. Together, we form a welcoming community to engage and support students through the admissions process.


Attend a PASO Event


Overview of Harper College

Thursday, February 22, 2024  6pm - 7pm (Virtual)

If someone in your family is planning to start college soon, join this event to get an overview of Harper College.  You will learn about the admissions process from representatives who are excited to support Latinx families.

Surpassing Obstacles - Helping Your Child Be a Successful College Student

Monday, March 18, 2024  6pm - 7pm (Virtual)

The college experience of your child will extend beyond the classroom, but how will they know where to begin?  At this event, you will be able to speak with Harper employees who know exactly what it is like to start college for the first time.  Hear their personal stories as they share advice and information that will help your son or daughter feel confident and prepared to start college. 

Campus Tour

Wednesday, May 1, 2024  6pm - 7pm

Is your son or daughter enrolling in Harper for Fall 2024?  Join us for Future Hawk Celebration Night.  As part of the event, the PASO team will take your family on a tour of Harper's beautiful campus.   Explore classrooms, training labs, dining options, and student support offices dedicated to advising, university transfer and career planning. Visit the library and learn about the resources available to students in the Academic Support Center. Check out the Health and Recreation Center where students can use courts, pool, equipment, gaming and wellness offerings for freeThere will be refreshments, snacks, and pizza.

To register for the campus tour, click here.

Scholarship Workshop

Wednesday, June 5, 2024  5:30pm - 7pm

Harper's scholarship application allows your child to apply for dozens of scholarships with just one form. By submitting the scholarship application, your daughter or son will be matched automatically with numerous scholarship opportunities. In this workshop, your daughter or son will complete the application while the family members will learn about financial aid, scholarships, and payment options. 




Email:  PASO@harpercollege.edu

Phone:  847.925.6672


Last Updated: 6/18/24