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Check out What's New on the Parents Blog:

April 18, 2018

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Financial Aid experts share their advice on the best ways to search for scholarships. Whatever the amount, a scholarship can help your student with their college expenses. Multiple scholarships are even better. Add them together and scholarship money can pay for books or a class or two.


The Center for New Students and the Career Development Center offer a free workshop series for adult students or prospective students who are considering a new career direction. This spring, three workshops will be offered to help you define what you are looking for in a career and identify careers that will be a good fit for you.


December 21, 2017

We welcome ALL students to Harper College – whether in August, January or the summer term. Harper is a place where students discover their passions and interests. The most important thing is to START.


Campus Involvement

As a family member to a college student, you likely understand the importance of involvement in clubs and organizations, but you may not know how to help your student get involved. Harper College Hullabaloo is an event that showcases clubs, organizations, and campus resources.


August 09, 2017

Dr. Vicki Atkinson

If you are a parent of a new student at Harper, I bet you have some questions about these important 'getting started' topics. Take a look at these common questions that most parents have and let us know how we can assist.


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If your student is interested in pursuing a career in Massage Therapy, a career that is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, Harper College is now offering a free introductory course.


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If your student has an interest in healthcare, Health Information Technology is quickly emerging as an in-demand career. Read the top five reasons your student should consider a career in Health Information Technology.


Students from an Apprenticeship Cohort

Learn how your student can become a registered apprentice and earn a FREE A.A.S degree while starting a full-time paid job.


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Harper College partners with large and small industry leaders to open doors for students through paid, on-the-job apprenticeship opportunities. Learn about the four apprenticeship opportunities that are now accepting applications.


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The Fall semester is quickly approaching and at the Center for New Students and Orientation, we are preparing our new Harper College students to hit the ground running. New Student Orientation is currently available and being offered at various days and times to fit your busy summer schedule.