Get Started: Adult Learners


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Start. Finish. GoForward.

Hundreds of short-term courses start soon. This is college designed for busy adults.

Earn credentials faster. Take accelerated courses or enroll in a Fast Track certificate and degree program. Learn about Credit for Prior Learning options to fast forward your success.

Prepare for a promotion or new career by completing a career-focused certificate or associate degree. Not sure where to start? Participate in the On-Demand Virtual Career Workshop or Online LIVE Virtual Career Workshop. 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 on campus, online and blended courses, certificates and degree options. 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 Online Live or Online Anytime.

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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Last Updated: 11/3/21