Harper College

Degree-Seeking Students: Your complete guide to enrolling at Harper

As a new Harper student, this guide will help you through each step of the enrollment process.

*  Indicates a required enrollment step.

Apply online at harpercollege.edu/apply. Payment of a $25 nonrefundable fee is required at the time of application.

Submit official transcripts directly from the high school(s) and college(s) you indicated on your application. If you are transferring military, foreign or college credit from another institution, transcripts will be evaluated automatically based on the following criteria: general education courses, direct equivalent courses to Harper courses and general elective courses.

For information on how to transfer credit from another institution:

Visit harpercollege.edu and search for “Transfer of Credit.”

The MyHarper Portal and HarperMobile App are your primary source of information and communication from the college. Please become familiar with them before the semester begins.

  • Log in with your username and password.
  • Review your New Student Checklist for actions.
  • You will also be able to access academic, personal, financial and student support resources.
  • For the HarperMobile App, after you log in please select the "Future Hawk" experience.

Need your username or password?

The log in page for the MyHarper Portal contains instructions for:

    • Looking up your user name
    • Get password or unlock account

Student Service Desk: studentsd@harpercollege.edu or 847.925.6866

Before you can attend your orientation/advising appointment and register for classes, a review of your application is required with an Admissions Specialist. Application reviews can be held via chat, email, phone and video. During the review, we will discuss your area of interest, program of study, placement exams, financial plan and answer any questions you have about getting started.

Schedule your application review:

Office of Admissions Outreach: admissions@harpercollege.edu or 847.925.6247

If paying for college is a challenge, you’re not alone. Explore payment plan options, student employment, apprenticeship programs, grants and other ways to finance your education. All students should apply for scholarships.

  • Scholarships are awarded for a variety of reasons including academic merit, background, career goals, educational interests and much more.
  • See if you qualify for state or federal assistance by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at fafsa.gov. Harper College’s school code is 003961. Be sure to submit any required documents for financial aid.
  • Undocumented and transgender students who are not able to apply for FAFSA may be able to complete an Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid
  • Remember: Your financial aid must be ready and/or you must arrange payment within 5 business days of registration to secure your schedule.

For information about paying for college:


For assistance with financial aid and college payment options:

One Stop Center: onestop@harpercollege.edu or 847.925.6710

All degree-seeking students are assessed in both English and math.

Placement exams may be waived for students who demonstrate college readiness in other ways, including relevant SAT/ACT scores or college coursework from another college or university. For complete details, review important information about Course Placement Testing and College Readiness

Review your placement test requirements:

  • Log in to my.harpercollege.edu.
  • Go to your New Student Checklist to view your specific testing requirements and learn what actions you should take.

Testing Center: testing@harpercollege.edu or 847.925.6541

After you have completed an application review and satisfied placement exam requirements, you can schedule your orientation/advising appointment.

  • In this meeting, you will develop an academic plan for your first semester with the help of an Academic Advisor.
  • Before the meeting, give careful thought to the Area of Interest (AOI) you want to study so you are ready to create your plan.
  • Still deciding on an Area of Interest? Explore further using FOCUS 2, a career assessment tool, found in your New Student Checklist.

Schedule your orientation/advising appointment:

Schedule through my.harpercollege.edu.

Or, schedule by contacting the Center for New Students & Orientation: cnso@harpercollege.edu or 847.925.6208

Include your Harper ID number if you email to schedule an appointment.

Register and pay for classes using this three-step process:

  1. Log into my.harpercollege.edu, and click on the Registration and Records tab.
  2. Click on Add/Drop classes, choose the correct term, and click on Registration Cart/Degree Works Plan. Select the dates and times of the classes in your plan.
  3. Your financial aid must be ready and/or you must arrange payment within 5 business days of registration to secure your schedule.

Questions or Concerns

The Office of Admissions Outreach is committed to making your enrollment process a smooth transition. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at 847.925.6247 to speak with an admissions representative.

Contact Us

Map of Building C, Room C-103B

Admissions Outreach
Building C, Room C103
Email Admissions
Request an Appointment

On Campus Hours—C103:
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

On Campus Hours—One Stop A250:
Monday–Thursday: 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Remote Hours (phone, email, and chat):
Monday–Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The office is closed on college holidays.

Last Updated: 3/7/24