Get Started: High School Students


Need a laptop for class? Borrow one today! Harper College has Chromebooks available for students enrolled in the fall semester. To borrow a laptop, fill out the Technology Request Form.
Now is a great time to register for a 8-week course. Sessions begin on Monday, October 19. Choose from over 200 shorter-length classes that allow you to earn college credit more quickly, while learning the same material taught in longer classes. Apply now.

Destination Harper

Destination Harper is a new series of events and information designed especially for high school students and their families. Continue watching this page for information and events that show you not just what Harper has to offer you but what it's really like to be a Harper College student. 

Upcoming Destination Harper Events

Monday, October 26, 6 p.m. - Financial Aid Help and How-Tos

Monday, November 2, 6 p.m. - Online Learning and Online Support Services

Monday, November 9, 6 p.m. - Get Involved, Get Ready to Transfer

RSVP today for any or all of our Destination Harper events.

Harper is the destination for thousands of Illinois high school students each year. Here's why:

Quality Academics

Harper College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, the same organization that accredits four-year colleges and universities in the Midwest, such as University of Illinois and Northwestern University. View academic programs.


Imagine saving up to $63,300 in college expenses and still achieving academic success! It's possible when you compare Harper to the cost of two years at a major university.


Choose from career-focused associate degrees, technical certifications, two-year bachelor transfer degrees. You can get started mid-semester with flexible and short-term courses. You may be able to earn college credit while still in high school.

Transferable Credits

Thousands of students have successfully transferred from Harper to public and private colleges and universities, including the Big 10 and Ivy League. Begin your bachelor's at Harper and then transfer.

Job and Career Preparedness

Looking to make good money after graduation? Join the thousands of students who earn job-ready degrees and certifications in health care, information technology, business, law enforcement, and more.






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