Future International Students
Harper College Overview
Harper College is located in Palatine, Illinois and is a northwest suburb of the city of Chicago. The college is located 30 miles/48 km from downtown Chicago.
For more information on academics, student support services, American culture and customs, F -1 immigration expectations, and what there is to do in the northwest suburbs and Chicago, please view this informational overview!
|Outside U.S.||Inside U.S.|
|Fall Term||June 15||July 15th|
|Spring Term||November 15th||December 1st|
|Summer Term||March 15th||March 30th|
PLEASE NOTE: Harper College is not authorized to issue a Form I-20 for the following programs: Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Diagnostic Cardiac or Medical Sonography, Radiologic Technology, or Paramedic.
Please click on the link below to complete the international student application process:
Change of Status
If you are already currently in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa and looking to change to an F-1 visa, please visit the link below:
Cost of Attendance
Harper College does offer a Interest-free Monthly Payment Plan!
|College Degree Program||Fall Semester||Spring Semester|
|Credit Hours Required||12||12|
* $797.86 includes health insurance coverage for spring and summer months.
Visa Process & Interview
These are some resources to help explain the F-1 visa process and how to prepare for your F-1 visa interview.