Future Students

Information Sessions


Pre-admission advising is available by appointment in both the Waukegan and Grayslake facilities. Email Hilary Ward Schnadt, phone (847) 665-4000, for more information.

Several of our member institutions have offices in the University Center’s Grayslake facility and hold regular office hours and schedule individual advising appointments.  You will find information about such services on their own webpage within the University Center website.  You may click on “Participating Universities” (above) for a drop-down list of our member schools that will take you to any of the member institution pages.

On this Information Session page, you will find listings of specific events being held to enable future students to learn more about program offerings.  It is updated frequently, so please bookmark it or plan to visit again.

The University Center

University Center Open House

The University Center hosts free education fairs to provide information to prospective students about University Center offerings. They take place in the Multi-Purpose Room of our Grayslake facility. Each event showcases the University Center’s undergraduate and graduate and professional development programs and provides the opportunity to meet with representatives from the member schools who can discuss their programs in depth. Often there are free workshops to attend during the event. In July, “Mapping Your Return to School” will be presented at 6:30 pm by Judson Curry, Associate Director and Assistant Professor, School of Professional Studies, North Park University. XLC does a live broadcast from the Open Houses and brings their cash machine. The University Center staff also attend to provide pre-admission advising. Our next open houses will be:

Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 6 to 8 pm

In the Local Community

The University Center staffs tables at a variety of local community events, local employers, and the College of Lake County.  Most of these events are open to the public, although those held at worksites are usually open only to staff of that employer.  Find out where and when University Center will be out in the community by visiting our Outreach Events page.


North Park University

Leslie Bertholdt (lbertholdt@northpark.edu), North Park’s admission rep for its BA completion program will be at the University Center every Thursday, as of September 8, 2016.  Leslie will available from 9am – 6pm for individual advising appointments in Room 211A.  She will present a more formal information session from 6 - 7:30pm each week in Room 132.  You are welcome to drop by to chat about completing your bachelor’s degree with majors in Business Administration, Counseling Psychology, Criminal Justice, or Non Profit Management. If you bring your transcripts, you’ll receive an immediate admissions decision.  See you on Thursday!

North Park’s School for Business and Nonprofit Management regularly holds information sessions at the Grayslake facility and will also be happy to arrange a personal appointment at a time and place of your choosing. 

Tuesday, January 10, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.—-Room 211A
Thursday, March 30 College Night, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (held in multi-purpose room)
Monday, May 8, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.—-Room 211A

For more information, or to arrange a personal appointment, please contact Judy Donor at (773) 244-5539 or email jdonor@northpark.edu

Please check North Park’s own website www.northpark.edu for other information sessions that North Park may be holding on its main campus or other Chicago area locations.

Northeastern Illinois University

Would you like to learn more about Northeastern’s Political Science major?  Here’s a brief multimedia presentation describing the Political Science program.


Visit our “Paying for College” page to learn more about a scholarship NEIU offers for CLC students who transfer to the Accounting, Political Science, and Psychology programs offered at the University Center.


The NEIU Transfer Center at the University Center is located in Room 220B.  NEIU Coordinator of Transfer Enrollment Sakeenah Adam is available to meet with prospective students at the University Center on Wednesdays from 10 am to 6 pm. 
Please call or email her to set up an appointment:
At the University Center: (847) 665-4173.
On the Main Campus:  (773) 442-4076

Her last fall date will be December 14, 2016 and the next date will be January 18, 2017.  During the break, students may contact the Transfer Center on NEIU’s Chicago campus for help by dialing (773) 442-4076) or emailing tsteps@neiu.edu.


Dominican University

Ellen Belluomini and Sheila Yousuf-Abramson from the Graduate School of Social Work are regularly at the University Center on Tuesdays.  They will be available to see students on a walk-in basis.  However, those who wish to schedule an appointment may do so by phone or email.  Call (847) 668-4357 or email ebelluomini@dom.edu for Ellen Belluomini.  Call (708) 714-9321 or email syousufabramson@dom.edu for Sheila Yousuf-Abramson.

Students may also contact Assistant Dean Kathy Clyburn to schedule an appointment to meet in Grayslake on Wednesdays by calling (708) 771-5298 or emailing kclyburn@dom.edu.


Southern Illinois University Carbondale

The Southern Illinois University Carbondale office at the University Center is located in Room 122A.  SIU personnel are available and ready to meet with prospective students at the University Center Monday – Friday from 9 am – 5 pm.
Please call or email SIU to schedule an appointment:

Bachelor Degree Programs: 
• Elementary Education
• Electrical Engineering Technology
• Electronic Systems Technologies
• Health Care Management
• Hospitality and Tourism
• Industrial Management and Applied Engineering
• Public Safety Management
• Special Education
• Workforce Education and Development

Master Degree Programs: 
• Master of Science in Education (Workforce Education and Development)


Concordia University Chicago

Concordia University Chicago will host two information sessions about the programs they offer through the University Center:

Tuesday, February 7 from 4 - 5 pm and from 5 - 6 pm (both in Room 121)

Programs to be discussed will include:

  • MA in School Counseling
  • MA in Educational Technology: Leadership
  • MA in Differentiated Instruction
  • MA in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • English as a Second Language Endorsement