Harper College

International Students

Are you a non-U.S. citizen interested in attending college on a F-1 visa?

Harper College welcomes you to explore the options available. You bring a wealth of academic, cultural and life experience to our campus. We invite you to continue your education by enrolling in rigorous courses while making lifelong friends, learning about other cultures, and sharing your own insights with students who come from more than 50 countries throughout the world! To know a little more about the U.S. community college model, please view this short video created by EducationUSA. 

We will help you get started on your U.S. American college education by assisting you with admissions, immigration, culture, and additional academic advising. It is still possible to take some classes online from your home countries. Please let us know if this is something that interests you.

Questions? Contact us today.


Meet Masashi, an international student from Tokyo studying at Harper College. Masashi talks about his experience at Harper, including making friends in the International Students Club.

Reasons to choose Harper College

  • World-class faculty dedicated to teaching and a 22:1 Student/Faculty ratio
  • Associate degrees and certificates in more than 100+ career areas
  • Located in a safe, vibrant city located 30 miles/48 km from downtown Chicago
  • Student support services such as free tutoring in more than 90 classes
  • Dozens of activities and events where you can join in
    • Like sports? Or the arts? From big city to suburban campus life, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to follow your interests
  • University Partnerships that allow you to transfer your associate degree to virtually any U.S. college or university (Restrictions apply)
  • Transfer credit to Harper College to earn your degree or certificate faster

Contact us

International Student Services
Building D, Room D-138
Call now to schedule an appointment 847.925.6227

Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–4 p.m.

Ready to apply to Harper College?

Last Updated: 1/22/24