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Kay Francis-Garland

Associate 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 with 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 with 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 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
SPRING 2018 January 8, 2018 (Mon) February 4, 2018 (Sun)

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

For more information, contact the Admissions office at (773) 291-6732.   



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(773) 291-6599
10001 South Woodlawn Avenue
Room 1410
Chicago, IL 60628
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Fri.: 9:00-1:00 pm


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