Future Students

Information Sessions


Pre-admission advising is available by appointment in both the Waukegan and Grayslake facilities. Contact Tonia Baxter, phone (847) 665-4014, 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 will host education fairs to provide information to prospective students about University Center offerings. They will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room of our Grayslake facility. Each event will showcase the University Center’s undergraduate and graduate and professional development programs and will provide the opportunity to meet with representatives from the member schools who can discuss their programs in depth.  The University Center staff will also attend to provide pre-admission advising. Our next open houses will be:

Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 6 to 8 pm.

RSVP here for the Open House.

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.


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North Park University

North Park’s School for Business and Nonprofit Management regularly holds information sessions at the Grayslake facility:

Tuesday,  April 8, anytime from 6-7 p.m.                      Room 211A
Tuesday,  May 6, anytime from 6-7 p.m.                      Room 211A


If the times and locations listed above do not accommodate your schedule, North Park will be happy to arrange a personal appointment at a time and place of your choosing.  For more information, to RSVP, or to arrange a personal appointment, please contact Professor Ken Schaefle at (773) 244-5761 or email kschaefle@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.


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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 Interim Coordinator of Transfer Enrollment Regina Turner is available to meet with prospective students at the University Center on Tuesdays from 11 am to 7 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



NEIU will host a series of transfer information sessions.  Learn about the programs offered through the University Center or about how to transfer to NEIU’s Chicago campus:

4/22/2014 Tue 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Room 131
4/22/2014 Tue 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Room 131

5/20/2014 Tue 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Room 131
5/20/2014 Tue 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Room 131

6/17/2014 Tue 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Room 131
6/17/2014 Tue 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Room 131



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Dominican University

The Graduate School of Social Work’s Assistant Dean, Kathy Clyburn will be in residence at the University Center on Wednesdays.  She will be found in Dominican’s office in the Student Services area of the Grayslake facility or at (847) 665-4106.  She can be reached at other times to schedule an appointment by calling (708) 771-5298 or by emailing .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


The School of Education will hold regular office hours in the University Center atrium in Grayslake, and will gladly meet with prospective students as well as with current students. 

Spring Semester Office Hours -  4:30 to 6:00 pm, University Center atrium:

Wednesday - Alice Ohlinger, Field Experience Coordinator

Thursday - Ben Freville, Associate Dean

Drop-ins are welcome, but students or prospective students may also schedule a specific appointment by email to Ben Freville  or Alice Olinger or by phone.  Alice Ohlinger can be reached at (708) 524-6971 and Ben Freville at (708) 524-6557.

Illinois State University

ISU has received federal funds for aTransitioning Paraprofessionals into Teachers (TPT) program,which is housed at the University Center’s facility in Grayslake. It is designed to assist bilingual paraprofessionals or teacher’s aides in earning an elementary education teaching certificate with bilingual and ESL approvals.  TPT’s schedule allows participants to continue working while taking classes.  Tuition is free for candidates accepted into the program.

Learn more at an information session at the University Center facility in Grayslake.  It will be held in Room 132.

Saturday, Apr 26, 2014       10:30am to 12:00pm

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Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University will hold information session about their Bachelor of General Studies degree program.

Monday, May 12, 2014 from 4 to 6 pm Room 112
Thursday, June 19, 2014 from 4 to 6 pm Room 112

Join them to learn about this flexible program for adult students.

RSVP to jjohnson@eiu.edu or via 217-549-3347.