At City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), we are committed to providing our students a broad range of educational opportunities and services to help them achieve their education and career goals. We serve a highly diverse student population, including full-time, part-time, transfer, disabled, under-represented, military veteran, and international students.
CCC is an open enrollment institution and students are accepted year-round. See below for program-specific application and registration instructions.
KEY APPLICATION DATES & DEADLINES
City Colleges of Chicago is now accepting applications for the Fall 2016 term. Please be advised that August 14th is the recommended deadline to submit your application for the 16 week session and September 11th is the recommended deadline to submit your application for the 12 week session. Please visit the Admissions Office at the college of your choice or call 773-COLLEGE for more information.
Students working towards a degree or certificate should fill out an online application for admissions. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an acceptance letter that includes your Student ID number.
Once you have been admitted, you will need to attend the New Student Orientation. For a complete overview of the registration process, including information about taking the placement exam, residency requirements, advising, and registration, download our New Student Registration checklist [PDF].
TRANSCRIPT CREDIT PROCEDURES
Students submitting transcripts from colleges or universities can submit official transcripts to the appropriate Registrar’s Office where the student intends to register and/or request a transcript evaluation to receive transfer credit. Please note, official transcripts are required to receive transfer credit. Students transferring credit to City Colleges of Chicago are required to submit official college transcripts reflecting all college credits earned at other regionally accredited institutions previously attended.
Note: unofficial transcripts may be submitted to complete the admission process, but they will not be evaluated for transfer credits and official transcripts will still be required for future enrollment and transfer credit evaluation.
EARLY COLLEGE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
City Colleges of Chicago offers free college-level classes to high school students through our Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit* programs. These programs help students reduce the amount of time and money needed to complete two- and four-year degrees.
To start, fill out an online application for admissions. Next, download the Early College Registration checklist [PDF] and follow the steps to complete the registration process.
*Students interested in the Dual Credit program should speak with their high school representative to learn more.
City Colleges of Chicago offers tuition free GED, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and U.S. Citizenship preparation classes. To register, visit theAdult Education Department at the college of your choice or call 773-COLLEGE.
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