Harper Stories

Looking to get ahead this summer?

Encourage your students to take advantage of Harper's low cost tuition while staying ahead on their degree requirements this summer.

December 04, 2019

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Debunk common financial aid myths and learn how Harper College is here to help you navigate your financial aid process.

September 25, 2019

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Our financial aid experts describe how to best prepare for the FAFSA and how they are here to help.

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Many students have already decided to attend Harper College this fall, while others are still exploring options. While it is never too late to get started at Harper, there are benefits to timely action. Attending New Student Orientation and registering early allows students the wide variety of courses and schedules to suit their personal needs . Additionally, greater financial opportunities, like scholarships, are available earlier. While course options still exist later in the summer, students may not be able to put their first choice schedule together.

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Fall is not the only time for students to start at Harper. We are available now to help your student enroll this upcoming January. If your son or daughter is still deciding what they want to study, that’s okay! Harper offers 10 different Areas of Interest they can explore during their first semester to further narrow what major or career they want to pursue.

Students parents Orientation

Join us for an upcoming Parent and Family Orientation session and we'll provide all the details about the top 10 most important things to be aware of.

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Through our Apprenticeship Program, students experience a real full-time job while also earning an Associate in Applied Science degree.

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.

The Center for New Students and the Career Development Services 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.

Massage therapy students working with clients

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.

Health Information Tech talking to a healthcare professional

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.

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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.

FAFSA

Read more about how to submit a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you have not done so, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Apply today.

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Thanks to all who made it out during that crazy morning blizzard this past weekend for our Spring 2016 High School Open House. Despite the blustery weather, we had a record-breaking number of people attend! If you weren't able to make it or want to make sure you didn't miss out on any key information, here are some answers to one of the hot topics of the day: transferring.

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How's that short list of college or universities coming along? What do you really know about them? Info from their website…comments from friends, neighbors, older brothers or sisters…mom or dad? The most important thing to remember in selecting the right campus for YOU is to ask your own questions. Here are five good ones to ask the next college recruiter you talk to....

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Now that midterms are in the rearview mirror, it’s time to start thinking about the end of the semester and final exams. Here are four ways you can help your student through the last few weeks of the semester.

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Harper College has implemented safety measures that impact fall semester coursework, events and travel. Read More