Steps to Enroll for New Degree-Seeking Students

As a new degree-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.

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 checklist, personal and academic profiles and student account information.

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

Transcripts Icon 3. Transcripts

Before you register, you’ll need to submit final transcripts from high school and college (if applicable). Transferring college credit from another institution? Fill out the Request for Evaluation for credit consideration.

Free Application Student Aid Icon 4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

Go to to apply and to see if you qualify for federal/state assistance. Harper College’s school code is 003961.

Apply Scholarships Icon 5. 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 6. Placement Exams

All degree-seeking students need to take the placement exams unless you have the following ACT sub-scores in Math, Reading and English:

  • 22 Math
  • 19 English
  • 20 Reading

If you meet these requirements, your placement exam will be waived, and you may register for a new student orientation session.

Have you taken college-level coursework in English and/or Math? You may qualify for a testing waiver. Log onto your MyHarper account and go to your checklist on the Getting Started tab to find out what your specific testing requirements are and what actions you should take.

Learn more about placement testing and options to demonstrating placement.

Schedule Orientation Icon 7. Schedule Your Orientation

Once you’ve finished these steps, it’s time to log onto your MyHarper account and go to your checklist on the Getting Started tab to schedule a new student orientation session.

You’ll also find detailed information about your orientation there. Orientation includes the development of an educational plan. Be sure you give careful thought to what kind of career you want to pursue or what subject you want to study before you attend so that you’re ready to create your plan.

Review Financial Status Icon8. Review Financial Status

Before your orientation session, check your financial status in your MyHarper account and see if additional documentation is required.

If all your required documents have been submitted, received and processed, your total amount due--once you register--should already include any financial aid awards or other tuition reductions applied to your account.

Carefully consider how you plan to pay your balance before registering for classes since you will need to select a payment option to finalize your schedule.

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

Attend Orientation Icon 9. Attend Orientation and Register

Registering and paying for classes is a three-step process:

  1. Log into MyHarper Student Portal and click on the MyHarper tab to start the registration process.
  2. Find and select your courses.
  3. Choose your payment method to finalize your registration

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.