Student Support Resources


There are several academic support areas and services to help ensure your success at Harper College.

Student Success

Students are encouraged to meet regularly with their assigned academic advisor and can schedule through the MyHarper Student Portal or by calling 847.925.6220 to learn more about options for virtual and in-person appointments. Students who do not have an assigned academic advisor can contact Advising Services to schedule an appointment.

Harper College strives to make all learning experiences as accessible and inclusive as possible. If you anticipate or experience academic barriers based on your disability (including mental health, chronic or temporary medical conditions), please let Access and Disability Services (ADS) know immediately at 847.925.6266. ADS will privately discuss the options you have, including possible accommodations. You are encouraged to register with ADS by filling out the online application that can be found on the ADS website. Once approved by ADS, please make arrangements with your instructor as soon as possible to discuss your accommodations so that they may be implemented in a timely fashion. In-person and virtual appointments are available.

If you are a member of the military community, and are in need of accommodations for Drill schedules, calls to active duty, complications with GI Bill disbursement, and other unforeseen military and veteran related developments contact your Academic Advisor. For opportunities to connect, participate in activities and workshops with other Veteran and Military Connected Students (spouse, parent, sibling) contact us below.

The OneStop is available by phone, email, or chat to help with registering for classes, updating records, financial aid and payment plans. They can help answer your questions or point you in the right direction.

The Library offers various services to support students including access to resources, study spaces, computers, course reserves, research help, and technology loans. Students can request library materials for pickup through their Library account. Research assistance is available through in-person, live chat, email, and online research appointments. Visit the Library website (see link below) to learn more and view our current hours.

The Harper College library has Chromebooks, wi-fi hotspots and graphing calculators available for semester-long loans. Equipment is available through the library while supplies last. Students must be registered for the Fall 2021 semester to borrow equipment.

Students that request materials will be contacted by a Harper College Library representative as soon as possible. Students will receive an email to agree to the loan terms and will then receive an email when their items are ready for pick up. Please do not come to campus until you receive an email that your hold is ready with detailed pick-up hours and instructions. Thank you for your patience as we process your request. Please submit a Library Technology Loan Request to begin this process.

The Academic Support Center offers Online Tutoring (free for all Harper students), the Anatomy Room, the Developmental Math Center, Supplemental Instruction, Success Services, Tutoring Center, and Writing Center.

For appointments: 1) Log in to your MyHarper Student Portal; 2) Click on Academic Success; 3) Click on Schedule an Appointment.

For drop-in tutoring: 1) Visit; 2) Click on Live Chat; 3) Click on link to join tutoring session.

The Student Service Desk assists all students by providing information and support for Harper Student E-mail Accounts, MyHarper Student Portal, and Blackboard.

Campus labs are staffed to assist students with logging on and off, accessing specific applications and printing their work. Labs are open to all currently enrolled Harper students.

Assists students to become successful in their search for employment opportunities. Help is available with resumes, interviewing, job search, co-ops and internships, and on-campus employment as Student Aides. Students can take advantage of JPRC services by scheduling an appointment.

Harper College is a partner in the North Cook American Job Center. The Center offers job-seekers and employers access to a broad range of employment, training, education, economic development and labor market services. Services are available in-person (when available) and online.

Student Safety and Wellness

Students may experience stressors that can impact both their academic experience and their personal well-being. These may include academic pressure and challenges associated with relationships, mental health, alcohol or other drugs, identities, finances, etc.

If you are experiencing concerns, seeking help is a courageous thing to do for yourself and those who care about you. Please reach out for support. We offer the following resources:

It can be hard to focus on school when you are worried about everyday life. Maybe you are not sure how you can pay for school, while also paying for everyday expenses or your monthly bills. Maybe you are worried about the cost of food, or if your car can reliably make it to and from campus. Maybe you don’t have the supplies you need for school, like a laptop or Wi-Fi internet connection, etc. Hawks Care at Harper is here to help! A private conversation with someone who cares can connect you to community and campus resources. Hawks Care also has limited financial support for unexpected needs.

  • To learn more visit: Hawks Care
  • Phone: 847-925-6393

Counseling Services promotes the academic success and personal well-being of students by providing short term personal counseling and wellness support along with career and educational counseling. Services are available to currently enrolled students and are free of charge. Harper students also have free access to WellTrack, a mobile app with self-help tools and resources anytime, anywhere. 

Harper College is committed to providing a campus culture and environment that strives to promote and enhance the overall wellness of its students, staff, faculty and surrounding community. Harper Wellness provides various programs, events and resources so everyone is supported and best prepared to LEARN WELL. WORK WELL. and LIVE WELL. (Please note that individual services are provided through Counseling Services)

A variety of community-based resources are available to help students in need: Community Resources for Students

HEAT is a multidisciplinary campus threat assessment and behavioral intervention team that guides the campus community in effectively assessing and addressing threatening and/or concerning behaviors. HEAT strives to assist the campus in intervening with someone before their behaviors reach a critical level.

Contact the Harper College Police for emergency assistance or to report a crime.

  • Phone: 847.925.6330


Last Updated: 6/21/22