After submitting your application, please review your "New Student Checklist" in your MyHarper Portal.
Learn how to navigate your student portal, connect with resources and services to support your success, and meet Harper College students and staff by attending a virtual or on-campus Orientation Welcome Session (scheduled in the New Student Checklist in your My Harper portal).
Once placement for math and English is demonstrated, connect with an advisor who will help you choose an Area of Interest and create your first semester educational plan using Degree Works. Schedule your orientation advising appointment in the New Student Checklist located in the My Harper Portal.
Be prepared to discuss the following:
After your orientation advising session, you will register for classes and make payment arrangements. For most students, the first semester of college includes math, English, and Start Smart coursework. We'll show you how to manage everything through MyHarper Portal. Learn how to register for classes here.
View this online orientation presentation that includes information about additional Harper resources and what to expect as a Harper student.
Watch these videos to learn more about how to get started:
Find Your Educational Plan in Degree Works
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Navigating Your My Harper Portal
Accessing Online Course Content through Blackboard
Learn About the Focus 2 Career Assessment Tool
Visit the HarperStore for books, supplies and Harper gear.
We address many important "getting started" details in Orientation. Follow-up appointments and questions are encouraged. Please contact the Center for New Students and Orientation at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.925.6208.
For questions about registration, payment, and financial aid, please contact the One Stop.
Center for New Students and Orientation
Building C, C104
On Campus Hours - C104:
Monday through Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On Campus Hours - A364:
Monday through Friday: 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Remote Hours (phone and email):
Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Beginning Friday, June 2 through Friday, August 4, the campus will be open on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.