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When it comes to your future, you're unstoppable. We're with you every step of the way.

 

Hundreds of short-term courses start soon. Now is the perfect time to enroll.

Earn credentials faster. Take accelerated courses or enroll in a Fast Track certificate and degree program. 

Prepare for a promotion or new career by completing a career-focused certificate or associate degree. Not sure where to start? Participate in the Virtual Career Workshop now! Learn about job search strategies, identify your strengths and preferences, and  find the career/major that best fits you.

Learn when and where you want. Choose from online and blended courses, certificates and degree options offered during this remote learning period.   Or, you have the option of choosing certificate/degrees originally designed to provide a rich, engaging, fully online experience.

9,700+ students of all ages and backgrounds were awarded $27 million in scholarships, grants and tuition waivers through Harper College (FY19). This may cover tuition/fees, living expenses, dependent care and more. Our experts are here to assist you.

Start here, transfer and save up to $63,000 on the cost of your bachelor's degree. Choose our 100% online transfer degree option. Complete in 18 to 24 months. Choose from OnlineLive or OnlineAnytime

Complete your bachelor's degree at the University Center at Harper College.

Professional development certificates and workshops are also offered .

Ready to get started? For more information, contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.

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Erik (E.R.) Fukuda

Erik (E.R.) Fukuda

Harper student overcomes all odds to help others

Locked in an immigration battle, with ailing relatives in both the United States and the Philippines and a family business in bankruptcy, Harper College student E.R. Fukuda is persevering to achieve his goals.... Watch the Video

Photo of Scott Lietzow in a suite.

Photo of Scott Lietzow in a suite.

Scott Lietzow

Lietzow was highly active and engaged at Harper. He joined the Business Club (now the Business and Entrepreneurship Club) and Student Government Association, and he served as the college’s student trustee. He also established... Watch the Video

Ann Portmann Portrait

Ann Portmann Portrait

Ann Portmann, BSN, RN, CHPN, WCC

After 20 years as a successful financial planner and accountant, Ann Portmann decided to pursue a new and somewhat unexpected calling: becoming a hospice nurse.... Watch the Video

Harper and NIU spirit wear

Harper and NIU spirit wear

Thank You for Believing in Me

Over the years, you helped me delve into subjects I loved, like geology and noir fiction. I found new subjects that ignited my curiosity, like astronomy. I also found subjects that, shall we say, I will not pursue further.... Watch the Video

Paralegal Janet Tan

Paralegal Janet Tan

Adult learner at career crossroads finds fresh start with Harper's paralegal studies program

After two decades of teaching, Janet Tan wanted a change. She found her experience and interests were a fit with the Paralegal Studies program. But she had a perception that she might be too old to return to college.... Watch the Video

Desiree Peerman at her new job

Desiree Peerman at her new job

Emergency Fund Turns Despair Into Hope

Desiree Peerman was one semester into her college education at Harper College when the pandemic hit and rocked her world. ... Watch the Video

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Paying for College - We're Here to Help!

Your family may have experienced challenges due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please know that, even though we are no longer working from campus, we are here to help you remotely. As we look forward to the upcoming semesters, know... Watch the Video

Front-facing photo of female Cynthia Burrows

Front-facing photo of female Cynthia Burrows

We Are Harper: Cynthia Burrows

On the stage and in the gym, Cynthia Burrows finds her calling as both an educator and a lifelong learner.... Watch the Video

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sam giordano

We Are Harper: Samuel Giordano

Samuel Giordano, Fire Science Technology Program Director at Harper College, is motivated by preparing the next generation of Fire Science students for the challenges ahead.... Watch the Video

 

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Harper is more than state-of-the-art facilities and industry-respected academics. We're people who grow. We're people who inspire. We are Harper.  Meet our students.  Watch the video
 
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