Get Started: Adult Learners
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Info Session for Prospective Adult Students to learn about academic programs.
An investment in your education beats the stock market. 16.9% average return on a degree versus 10.6% stock market 30-year average. Economic Value of America's Community Colleges Report Nov 2022
- Hundreds of short-term courses start soon. Take accelerated courses or enroll in a Fast Track certificate and degree program. Learn about Credit for Prior Learning options to fast forward your success.
- Prepare for a promotion or new career by completing a career-focused certificate or associate degree. Not sure where to start? Participate in the On-Demand Virtual Career Workshop or Online LIVE Virtual Career Workshop. Learn about job search strategies, identify your strengths and preferences, and find the career/major that best fits you.
- Learn when, where and how you want. Choose from on campus, online and blended courses, certificates and degree options. Or, you have the option of choosing certificate/degrees originally designed to provide a rich, engaging, fully online experience.
- 13,000+ students of all ages and backgrounds were awarded $41 million in scholarships, grants and tuition waivers through Harper College (FY22). Support may cover tuition/fees, living expenses, dependent care and more. Our experts are here to assist you.
- Don't break the bank. Consider an apprenticeship program to earn and learn--employers pay your tuition. Or, start here, transfer and save up to $67,000 on the cost of your bachelor's degree. Consider completing your bachelor's degree at the University Center at Harper College.
- If you're more interested in short-term, skills-based training and certification without the need for college credit for a degree, Harper's business and careers and computer and tech classes and digital badges may meet your needs best. Professional development and licensure preparation (CPE) certificates and workshops are also available.
- Make time for YOU. Enrich your life with non-credit, Community Education classes in music, language, writing, art, cooking, DIY and much more.
Let's Get Started. Contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or request information.
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Harper Grads Earn $650K More
Harper Grads Earn $650K More: Over the Course of Their Careers Than Those Who Did Not Attend CollegeSource: 2021 Illinois Community Colleges’ Economic Impacts and Student Employment Outcomes Report
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