New Student Advising

Advising at Harper College is all about you.

Welcome to Harper College! The Center for New Students and Orientation provides new students with the information they need to get started and be successful.  Whether you recently graduated from high school, have a bit of prior college credit already, or are an adult student with life experience, we’re here for you.

Planning to complete a degree?

Adult StudentsNew, degree-seeking students are required to attend Orientation to develop an educational plan, discuss career goals and select courses for the coming semester. Along the way, we will introduce you to important services and resources on campus and the people at Harper – faculty, staff and administrators – who are eager to meet you and be part of supporting your success.

Planning to complete a certificate or simply take one or more courses at Harper?

Certificate Student At LargeNew certificate-seeking and student-at-large students are not required to attend Orientation. However, after you apply to the College, you are encouraged to contact the Center for New Students and Orientation with any advising questions.




Still deciding on a program of study?

Take this quick and fun visual career assessment called "Traitify". It can be completed in just a few minutes and the results might be useful in identifying your program of study and future career options.

Traitity: Find Your Career. Explore What's In Your Future.


Parents and Families of New Harper Students

Parents And FamiliesJoin your student in their journey to success. Stay up-to-date with what is happening on campus by viewing the Campus Calendar of Events. Find out how to access your student’s tuition bill, financial aid summary and other records with HarperAccess.  Discover parent resources, tailored to families of Harper College students. Together we can help your student succeed.