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Center for Distance Learning (CDL)

Dr. Marcia Turner

Welcome to another exciting year in distance education through the City Colleges of Chicago! The Center for Distance Learning (CDL) offers more than 85 courses in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls nearly 10,000 students each year.
CDL is one of Illinois' leading providers of distance learning courses because of our quality and range of instructional offerings, our commitment to fulfilling the educational goals inherent in distance education, our support of distance learning technologies, and the expertise and innovation of our faculty and staff. 

Tuition and Fees

CDL classes follow the same tuition and fee structure as in-person classes. 


New students must apply for admission and register for classes in person at the college of your choice. 

Course Information

  • Students should purchase course materials prior to the first day of the term
  • Students can login to BlackBoard on the first day of the term to review the course syllabus and other information


All CDL courses require a minimum of one proctored exam. Students can schedule proctored exams at a City Colleges of Chicago Testing Center or at an offsite testing location

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Contact Information

(312) 553-5975
Harold Washington College
30 E. Lake Street
Chicago, IL 60601
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Mon - Thr,  8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

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