Harper Promise


IMPORTANT UPDATE: In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there will be adjustments to the Harper College Promise Scholarship Program criteria. Please review this document for important changes. Click here for some stay at home community service ideas.

Beginning with the class of 2019, D214 students will be eligible to earn up to two years of tuition free college attendance at Harper College.

Harper Promise - Explanation  (Spanish) (Polish)  For a detailed explanation of the program, including eligibility requirements, visit the Harper Promise site by clicking here.

All freshmen are encouraged to sign up for the Harper Promise for two simple reasons:

  • By signing up, students will have the option to attend two years of Harper College tuition free, an option that they can later choose whether or not to accept.
  • Meeting or exceeding the minimum eligibility requirements will help students no matter what they choose to do after high school and make it easier to attract other scholarships.

Registration and Recommitment

Freshman may register in ONE of the following ways:

  • Online during the general registration process in Infinite Campus by clicking the “enroll” box
  • Completing the paper Harper Promise Program Application and returning it to the College and Career Center (CCC) on or before December 15, 2019.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors must recommit each year:

Community Service Tracker

  • Click here to enter community service hours in Transeo. Students should use their student email/password to login.
  • Students are encouraged to enter hours throughout the year as they earn them. Hours for freshmen-juniors must be entered before Friday, July 17, 2020. Seniors must log their hours by Friday, May 8, 2020. 
  • Required Community Service Hours:
    • Class of 2023:   5 hours - earned from January 6, 2020 - July 17, 2020
    • Class of 2022: 10 hours - earned from July 20, 2019 - July 17, 2020
    • Class of 2021: 15 hours - earned from July 20, 2019 - July 17, 2020
    • Class of 2020: 20 hours - earned from July 20, 2019 - July 17, 2020
  • Looking for a way to earn hours? Consider visiting www.volunteermatch.org.


  • Students will be notified in August 2019 whether they met the criteria to continue in the program. Students dropped from the program may appeal if they did not meet criteria because of extraordinary circumstances.
  • Click HERE to access the Harper webpage containing the appeal form that must be submitted by September 15, 2019.

​For other information or questions, including service hours and attendance, contact Felicia Walter at (847) 718-7734 or felicia.walter@d214.org.