AdmissionsWelcome to City Colleges of Chicago. Your educational journey begins here.

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, transferdisabled, 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.          


The Admissions Application Calendar below shows key dates for credit students during the 2024-2025 academic year. Please visit the Admissions Office at the college of your choice or call 773-COLLEGE for more information. Please refer to the CCC Academic Calendar for more information regarding important dates.

Summer 2024 (8 week term)  Sept 09, 2023 June 5, 2024 N/A
Fall 2024 (16 week term) Sept 09, 2023 Aug 22, 2024 Sept 23, 2024​
Spring 2025 (16 week term) Sept 14, 2024 Jan 13, 2025 Feb 10, 2025



Students working towards a degree or certificate should visit 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’ve 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]​.


Students submitting transcripts from colleges or universities can submit official transcripts to the Registrar’s Office where the student intends to register and/or request a transcript evaluation to receive transfer credit.  We strongly encourage requesting official transcripts to be sent electronically. 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.  Please email your college Registrar’s Office​ with any questions.

Note: if unofficial transcripts are submitted as part of the admission process, they will not be evaluated for transfer credits and official transcripts will still be required for future enrollment and transfer credit evaluation.

If you meet one of the criteria below, you can apply for a transcript waiver which, if approved, will allow you to register for classes without submitting an official transcript.

  • Your transcript is from a non-regionally accredited college/university.
  • You did not complete any college credit at your college/university (withdrawal) as validated by an unofficial transcript.
  • You did not earn any transferable grades (A, B, or Cs) at your college/university as validated by an unofficial transcript.
  • Your official transcript cannot be obtained due to college/university closing or natural disaster.
  • You have proof your official college transcript was sent to CCC. An unofficial transcript must be submitted in the interim.
  • You cannot obtain an official college transcript due to prior debt, and you have proof of being enrolled in a payment plan or of a recent payment transaction to that institution. However, you agree to submit an official transcript to CCC once your debt is cleared.
  • You have proof of an official international college/university transcript evaluation order (within the past 30 days).
  • You have earned multiple degrees and do not need to submit non-relevant college/university transcripts such as a masters or doctorate degree. Only undergraduate college work is required via official college transcript(s).
If you think that one of the above criteria applies to you, please complete the transcript waiver form Official_College_Transcript_Waiver_Form_Final [PDF]. If you have any questions, contact your Admissions Office.​


City Colleges of Chicago offers free college-level classes to high school students through our Dual Enrollment and Dual Credit* programs. These programs helps students reduce the amount of time and money needed to complete two- and four-year degrees

To start, visit and 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 the Adult Education Department​ at the college of your choice or call 773-COLLEGE.


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