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Michelle Adams
Dean, Student Services

Olive-Harvey College Credit Admissions Steps:

  1. Apply - Complete the Admissions Application.
  2. Log into - Once you apply, you will receive an email from with temporary log-in information. Be sure to update your password and remember it!
  3. Verify Academic Placement - You can verify your academic placement level by taking a test, or by presenting a college transcript or official ACT/SAT or AP scores to your Olive-Harvey Admissions Specialist.
  4. Placement Tests - Once you can access the student portal you can take the online placement test. Since the test(s) are very important we recommend you review our placement test website, and visit the Olive-Harvey Tutoring Center prior to beginning your test(s).
  5. Previous College Credit - Students with a grade of "C" or better in equivalent college-level English and/or Math courses may be exempt from the placement test(s). Students must show proof of an accredited college transcript.
  6. ACT/SAT or AP Scores - Students with valid ACT scores (17 in Math and/or English) or AP test scores (3 or higher) may be exempt from the placement test. ACT scores are valid for four years
  7. Attend Orientation - Once you have completed your placement test, you will attend New Student Orientation. At Orientation, you will meet an Academic Advisor who will assist you in choosing and registering for classes!

Olive-Harvey College Adult Education Admissions Steps:

Olive-Harvey College offers free GED, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), and U.S. Citizenship preparation classes. We welcome all! The Adult Education dates for registration vary from those above. To register, visit Olive-Harvey College (Rm 3114) or South Chicago Learning Center (Rm 001).

Key Application Dates & Deadlines    

City Colleges of Chicago is now accepting applications for all 2018 terms. The Admissions Application Calendar shows key dates for credit students during the 2017-2018 year. Please visit the Admissions Office at the college of your choice or call 773-COLLEGE for more information.           

TERMS Regular 16 week session      12 week session
SUMMER 2019 June 1, 2019 (Sat) NA
FALL 201 August 22, 2019 (Thu) September 16, 2019 (Mon)

Are you a junior in High School looking to take college classes?

City Colleges of Chicago offers free college-level classes to high school students through our Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit programs. You can learn more here.                 

Why City Colleges of Chicago Is a Great Choice

  • Olive-Harvey College is one of the City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). At CCC we are committed to providing you a broad range of educational opportunities and services to help you achieve your goals. We serve diverse students, including full-time, part-time, new, returning, transfer, career seeking, disabled, under-represented, military veteran, and international students.
  • Throughout our 100 year history, City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) has provided pathways to success for more than 1 million alumni. Learn more about CCC - student success stories and our innovative College to Careers program.
  • Student success involves much more than what happens in the classroom. That’s why we have Student Affairs teams at each of our colleges; they provide a wide range of services to help you succeed. Also be sure to join one of our student clubs or organizations.
For more information, contact the Admissions office at (773) 291-6732.                



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10001 South Woodlawn Avenue
Room 1410
Chicago, IL 60628
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