Student Development Division

We're here for you.

College can be a positive and enriching experience for students of all ages and backgrounds. Student Development at Harper College wants every student to achieve success in his/her college endeavor and to have the opportunity to grow both in and out of the classroom. A key part of this involves recognizing unique talents and developing them into strengths. Our programs and services are designed toward this end. 

The Student Development Division is comprised of six individual service areas and offers credit courses and special programs to support student success.

Academic Advising and Counseling Center offers academic advising and counseling to currently or previously enrolled students. Services include assistance with educational planning, transfer to another institution, course selection, as well as academic and personal issues. Specialized services for students in academic difficulty are available. 

Access and Disability Services provides support services and reasonable accommodations to students who are deaf/hard of hearing, learning disabled, blind, visually impaired, have psychological disabilities, serious chronic illness or are physically disabled. Services include an orientation program, academic advising, counseling, academic accommodations and access to assistive technology. We also offer special sections of a number of classes specifically designed for students with disabilities.

The Career Development Center guides current students in their career decision-making process. Students who are undecided about their major are encouraged to make an appointment.

Community Career Services provides fee-based individual career counseling and workshops in career planning and job search for community members (non-students) who are seeking a job or career change. By appointment only.

The CML's Minority Student Transfer Center offers the following academic support:

  • general advising, success, and transfer sessions.
  • on-site visits from four-year institution representatives.
  • extra academic support to currently enrolled students of color in academic difficulty.

Psychological Services supports the academic success and personal well-being of students. Our team consists of a clinical psychologist and doctoral level psychologists in training. Services are available to currently enrolled students taking six or more degree credit or ESL hours in fall or spring semester and three or more hours in summer term. Services include assessment and referral to appropriate on- or off-campus resources, brief therapy, crisis interventions, and wellness programming.