Future Students

Information Sessions


Pre-admission advising is available by appointment in both the Waukegan and Grayslake facilities. Email Nora Mena, or phone (847) 665-4014, for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Several of our member institutions have offices in the University Center’s Grayslake facility and hold regular office hours and schedule individual advising appointments.  Member institutions also schedule information sessions at which they discuss the programs they offer through the University Center.  Check below for details from specific member institutions.  This page 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. The University Center staff also attend to provide pre-admission advising. Our next open house will be:

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Thursday, April 16, 2020

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.

Free financial aid advising at UC by Illinois Student Assistance Commission staff

ISACorps member Caira White, or a colleague will visit the University Center during the fall and spring semesters to provide free financial aid help and to answer questions.  Look for a table in the atrium from 4 - 6 pm on these dates:

    Thurs, September 5
    Thurs, October 17
    Thurs, November 7
    Thurs, December 5
    Thurs, January 23

Check back later in the fall for additional spring dates.


Northeastern Illinois University

Visit our “Paying for College” page to learn more about a scholarship NEIU offers for CLC students who transfer to the Psychology program offered at the University Center.


Learn more about the BA in Human Resource Development program.



The NEIU Transfer Center at the University Center is located in Room 101A.  NEIU Transfer Coordinator Patricia Rodriguez is available to meet with prospective undergraduate students at the University Center or by phone or Skype. She is usually at the University Center on Tuesdays from 9 - 5.
Please call her on the main campus or email her to set up an appointment:
At the University Center: (847) 665-4107
On the Main Campus:  (773) 442-4139

Prospective graduate students should use the contact information found here:  http://ucenter.org/pdfs/degrees/2018_NEIU_MA_EdLdrshp.pdf


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
• Technical Resource Management
• Workforce Education and Development

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

Industrial Management & Applied Engineering Program Advisor Carolyn Smith will hold an info session at UC on Saturday, October 19th from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm in Rmm 111A.  $40 Application fee will be waived for applying for admission on this day
Email advisor at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for an appointment.

Download a flyer about the IMAE info session on 10/19/19

Dominican University

Director of Field Education Sheila Yousuf-Abramson from the School of Social Work will be in residence regularly at the University Center.  Those who wish to schedule an appointment may do so by phone or email.  Call (708) 714-9321 or email syousufabramson@dom.edu.

North Park University

North Park’s School of Professional Studies regularly holds information sessions at the Grayslake facility and will also be happy to arrange a personal appointment. 

For more information, or to arrange a personal appointment, please contact Jose-Jose Palma at (773) 244-4577 or admissions-sps@northpark.edu.


Together, North Park’s School of Professional Studies and School of Business and Nonprofit Management will have information tables in the University Center atrium to provide information about the undergraduate and graduate programs they offer through UC to adult students:

Thursday, July 25th 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 14th 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 25th 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 1st 5:30 - 7:30 pm (in the Multi-Purpose Room)
Wednesday, November 5th 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3rd 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

In addition to these in-person information sessions, the School of Professional Studies has several videos that can serve as always-available information sessions:

Learn more about North Park’s School of Professional Studies by viewing their short video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byAELT9HEF0

See also their short video about the digital marketing major:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KuyovNjm2yE

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.


Elmhurst College

Elmhurst has produced some short videos that describe their programs and serve as always-available information sessions:

View a general introduction to Elmhurst College and its many graduate programs via https://tinyurl.com/GradJourney
View the MS in Data Science video via https://tinyurl.com/ElmhurstMDS
View the MS in GIS video via https://tinyurl.com/ElmhurstMGIS
View the MS in Supply Chain Management video via https://tinyurl.com/ElmhurstMSCM


National Louis University

National Louis University will hold information sessions about the bachelor’s completion programs they offer through the University Center:

BA in Applied Behavioral Studies
BS in Management
BA in Early Childhood Education/Early Childhood Practice
The sessions will be held from 4:30 - 6 pm on the following dates:

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 in Room 133
Thursday, October 24, 2019 in Room 113
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 in Room 133

They will also hold an information session about the MA in Teaching—Elementary Education that’s offered through the University Center:

Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 4:30 - 6 pm in Room 132
Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Room 113

For more information about any of these events, email Wendy Gaeding.

Download a flyer about the Sept. 12 MAT session.