Remote instruction will be extended through the first two weeks of the semester. On-campus offices are closed and student services are being provided virtually through January 29. In-person classes and services will resume January 31. The Health and Recreation Center remains open. Learn more

New Student Advising


Harper welcomes you to schedule an in-person appointment. Please see the contact information below for both on-campus and remote availability. We look forward to seeing you.

Advising at Harper College is all about you.

Welcome to Harper College! The Center for New Students and Orientation provides new students with the information they need to get started and be successful. Whether you recently graduated from high school, have a bit of prior college credit already, or are an adult student with life experience, we’re here for you.

Still deciding on what you want to study? Check out this online career workshop or attend a virtual live career workshop where you will take career assessments, learn how to understand the results, and see how they relate to Areas of Interest and Programs of Study at Harper College. 

Planning to complete a degree?

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New, degree-seeking students are required to complete New Student Orientation to develop an educational plan, discuss career goals and select courses for the coming semester. Along the way, we will introduce you to important services and resources.

Planning to complete a certificate or simply take one or more courses at Harper?

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New certificate-seeking and student-at-large students are not required to complete Orientation. However, after you apply to the College, you are encouraged to contact the Center for New Students and Orientation with any advising questions.

Parents and Families of New Harper Students

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Join your student in their journey to success. Find out how to access your student’s tuition bill, financial aid summary and other records with HarperAccess.  Discover parent resources, tailored to families of Harper College students.

Together we can help your student succeed.

Map of Building C, Room C104

Contact Us

Center for New Students and Orientation
Building C C104

In-Person Hours:
Monday and Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call for an on-campus appointment

Remote Hours:

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Last Updated: 1/5/22