Steps to Enroll for Students at Large

As a new student-at-large, this guide will help you through each step of the enrollment process:

Apply Icon1. Apply

Apply online at harpercollege.edu/apply. Payment of a $25 nonrefundable fee is required at the time of application.

If you are taking a course that requires a pre-requisite that was fulfilled at another institution, provide your transcript from the other institution. An unofficial transcript as proof of completion is sufficient.

Contact regoff@harpercollege.edu for additional information.

Computer Log On Icon2. Log onto MyHarper Student Portal

The MyHarper Portal is your primary source of information and communication from the college. Please become familiar with it before your class begins.

  • Log in with your username and password.
  • Review your New Student Checklist for actions.
  • You will also be able to access academic, personal, financial and student support resources.

Need your username or password?

The log in page for the portal contains instructions for:

    • Look up your user name
    • Get password or unlock account

Student Service Desk: studentsd@harpercollege.edu or 847.925.6866

Placement Exams Icon 3. Placement Exams

If you are planning to enroll in a college-level English or Math course, you will either need to take the placement exam, provide SAT/ACT scores or submit transcripts with college credit for evaluation. 

Placement exams may be waived for students who demonstrate college readiness in other ways. For complete details, review important information about Course Placement Testing and College Readiness

Review your placement test requirements:

  • Log in to my.harpercollege.edu.
  • Go to your New Student Checklist to view your specific testing requirements and learn what actions you should take.

Testing Center: testing@harpercollege.edu or 847.925.6541

Review Financial Status Icon4. Review Financial Status

Before you register for classes, calculate how much your course(s) will cost.

Students-at-large are not eligible for financial aid. Should you change to a program eligible for assistance, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to fafsa.gov and apply to see if you are eligible for federal/state student assistance. Harper's school code is 003961. 

Harper has thousands of dollars in scholarships to award students for merit, talent and community service. Learn about available scholarships and how to apply.

Schedule Orientation Icon 5. Register for Classes

Registration is a three-step process:

  1. Log into your MyHarper account.
  2. Select the MyHarper tab.
  3. Use the drop-down tab to select the course(s) you want, and then add or drop classes as necessary to build your schedule. 

Although you aren't required to attend Orientation or meet with an academic counselor before you register, if you would like to do so anyway, please contact the Center for New Students and Orientation.

Learn more about registration.

Apply Scholarships Icon 6. Select Your Payment Option 

You have several options to pay for your classes:

  • Sign up for an interest-free monthly payment plan.
  • Pay with cash, credit card or electronic check.

Your registration is temporary until you either select or complete a payment option or click on the "Finalize Registration" button if no payment is due at that time.

Find out more about payment options by calling the One Stop at 847.925.6710 or visiting Building A, Room A250.

Questions or Concerns?

The Office of Admissions Outreach is committed to making your enrollment process a seamless transition. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 847.925.6707 and ask to speak with an admissions representative.

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Last Updated: 8/31/21