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Steps to Enroll for New Certificate Students

As a new certificate-seeking student, this guide will help you through each step of the enrollment process:

Apply Icon1. Apply

Apply online. Payment of a $25 nonrefundable fee is required at the time of application.

Please submit your official high school transcripts. If applicable, inquire about receiving college credit for prior college or work experience, submit your military, foreign or U.S. college transcripts.

Computer Log On Icon2. Log onto MyHarper Student Portal

Your MyHarper account will be your primary source of information and communication from the College, so it’s a good idea to get used to using it before the semester begins. Log onto your MyHarper account with your username and password to view your student account information.

Need your username or password? Email the Student Service Desk or call 847.925.6866.

Free Application Student Aid Icon 3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

If you are enrolled in a certificate program of 16 credit hours or more, go to fafsa.gov to apply and to see if you qualify for federal/state assistance. Harper College’s school code is 003961.

Apply Scholarships Icon 4. Apply for Scholarships

Harper College has thousands of dollars in scholarships to award students for merit, talent and community service.

Learn about available scholarships and how to apply.

Placement Exams Icon 5. Placement Exams

If you are planning to enroll in a college-level English or Math course, you will either need to take the placement exam, provide ACT scores (taken within the last five years) or submit transcripts with college credit for evaluation. 

Not sure if you satisfy the requirement? Learn more about placement testing and options to demonstrating placement.

Review Financial Status Icon6. Review Financial Status

Before you register for classes, calculate how much your semester will cost. Your registration is temporary until you either select a payment option or click on the "Finalize Registration" button if no payment is due at that time. 

Schedule Orientation Icon 7. Register for Classes

Registration is a three-step process:

  1. Log into your MyHarper account.
  2. Select the MyHarper tab.
  3. Use the drop-down tab to select the course(s) you want, and then add or drop classes as necessary to build your schedule. Note: Your registration is not final until you select a payment option.

Although you aren't required to attend Orientation or meet with an academic counselor before you register, if you would like to do so anyway, please contact the Center for New Students and Orientation.

Learn more about registration.

Apply Scholarships Icon 8. Select Your Payment Option 

You have several options to pay for your classes:

  • Sign up for an interest-free monthly payment plan.
  • Pay with cash, credit card or electronic check.

Find out more about payment options by calling the One Stop at 847.925.6710 or visiting Building A, Room A250.

Questions or Concerns?

The Office of Admissions Outreach is committed to making your enrollment process a seamless transition. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 847.925.6707 and ask to speak with an admissions representative.