City Colleges of Chicago

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At City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), we are committed to providing students with a variety of educational support, services, and opportunities to help them achieve their college and career goals. We serve a highly diverse student population, including full-time, part-time, transferdisabled, under-represented, military veteran, and international students.

We can help you achieve your educational dreams, no matter what you’re looking for. Discover City Colleges of Chicago. 

Student Success

Everyone has a unique purpose. What’s yours? Discover your next step at City Colleges of Chicago.

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Explore Credit Programs

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Other Programs

CCC has many useful resources to help students succeed, including transfer services, GED®/ESL classes, and continuing education and professional and personal development courses.

Free GED® & ESL Classes

Whether you want to learn English or finish high school, our free ESL and GED® classes are here to help.


Continuing Education

We offer non-credit courses, including technology bootcamps, every semester for professional development and personal enrichment

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Transfer Resources

City Colleges helps students create a plan for a seamless transition to four-year colleges and universities.


Next Steps

Complete an Online Application

(for Credit Students)

Applying is easy, with our new streamlined online application. Please note you will need a valid email address to complete your application.

Check Your Email

You will receive an email with your student credentials shortly after applying.

Login to

Login to, the City Colleges Student Portal, to continue the enrollment process.

City College’s Early College program allows motivated high school junior and senior students the opportunity to earn college credits, while attending high school. The credits you earn are transferable to many four-year colleges or universities.

If you are a high school student looking to enroll in an Early College program:

Complete an Online Application

(For Credit Students)

Applying is easy, with our new streamlined online applicationPlease note, a valid email address is needed to complete the online application.


Early College students require additional information including a parental permission form,  submitted with their online application. Visit the Early College website where you will find a list of CCC Early College Coordinators at your nearest City Colleges of Chicago location to assist you with completing the enrollment process.

Questions? Contact

City Colleges of Chicago offers free classes to help you learn English, earn your high school equivalency (GED®), go to college, and build a career.

If you are interested in learning English or finishing High School:

Complete an Online Application
or Visit Your Local Campus

GED®/ESL students can enroll online by completing the adult education application. You can also visit your nearest City Colleges of Chicago location to enroll. Once enrolled, you will sign up for a placement test, attend orientation, and register for classes.

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Non-Credit Classes

City Colleges of Chicago offers non-credit Professional and Personal Development (PPD) courses on a broad range of topics to meet the lifelong learning needs of our communities. Courses are offered in the evenings and weekends and provide instruction for professional skill-building and for personal enrichment.​ Learn more or jump straight to class schedules.


Important Dates & Deadlines

For Credit Students 

City Colleges of Chicago is an open-, guaranteed-admissions institution, and students are accepted year-round. 

Check the class schedules for availability, as 12- and 8-week credit courses are limited. View Academic Calendars. 

Need Help?






If you have any questions about your application or the admissions process, you can also visit your college’s Admissions Office.