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 online. Payment of a $25 nonrefundable fee is required at the time of application.
2. 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.
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.
4. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Go to fafsa.gov to apply and to see if you qualify for federal/state assistance. Harper College’s school code is 003961.
5. Apply for Scholarships
Harper College has thousands of dollars in scholarships to award students for merit, talent and community service.
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.
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.
8. 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.
9. Attend Orientation and Register
Registering and paying for classes is a three-step process:
- Log into MyHarper Student Portal and click on the MyHarper tab to start the registration process.
- Find and select your courses.
- 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.