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, April 3, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm

University Center Web-based Open House for Undergraduate Business Programs

On January 17, 2018 from 6 - 7:30 pm, we’ll be trying out an online “open house” that will feature the undergraduate degree-completion programs in business that are offered through the University Center.  We’ll begin with a 30-minute general session that gives an overview and then you may select two 30-minute sessions hosted by individual colleges to learn program specifics.  Register here.

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

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.
Winter information sessions:

• Tuesday, January 9th 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.—-Room 211A
• Monday, February 19th 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.—-Room 211A

For more information, to RSVP for one of those information sessions, or to arrange a personal appointment, please contact Beth Emperor at (773) 244-5761 or email elemperor@northpark.edu.

North Park’s School of Professional Studies also 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.

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.

Download the SBNM info sessions flyer

Northeastern Illinois University

Learn more about the BA in Human Resource Development program.


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.



The NEIU Transfer Center at the University Center is located in Room 220B.  NEIU Coordinator of Transfer Enrollment Christy Shepherd is available to meet with prospective undergraduate students at the University Center.
Please call her on the main campus or email her to set up an appointment:
At the University Center: (847) 665-4173.
On the Main Campus:  (773) 442-4145

She is usually at the University Center on Mondays.

Prospective graduate students should use the contact information found here:  http://ucenter.org/pdfs/degrees/2017_NEIU_MA_EdL(SchlLdrshp).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)

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, Marilyn Updike, Program Advisor for SIUC’s Technology Off-Campus Degree Programs, will be in Grayslake for an advising session from 9 - 10:30 am in room 121.  Current Industrial Management & Applied Engineering students are encouraged to attend.  Students in the Electrical Engineering Technology program would also be welcome.  She can also field questions from prospective students about either program.  Contact her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)or (618) 453-7989 for more information.

Dominican University

Carina Santa Maria and Sheila Yousuf-Abramson from the Graduate School of Social Work are regularly at the University Center.  Those who wish to schedule an appointment may do so by phone or email.  Call (708) 714-9309 or email chomann@dom.edu for Carina Santa Maria.  Call (708) 714-9321 or email syousufabramson@dom.edu for Sheila Yousuf-Abramson.

Dominican University’s School of Social Work will hold information sessions about the MSW they offer through the University Center:

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 6 - 7 pm in Room 121

Concordia University Chicago

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

Wednesdays, February 7 and March 14, from 3:30 - 5:30 pm (both in Room 112)

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

National Louis University

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

BA in Applied Behavioral Studies
BA in Applied Communications
BS in Management
BS in Management Information Systems

Wednesday, January 24, 4:30 - 6 pm in Room 232
Wednesday, February 21,  4:30 - 6 pm in Room 231
Thursday, March 22, 4:30 - 6 pm in Room 231
Thursday, April 19, 4:30 - 6 pm in Room 231
Thursday, Mary 24, 4:30 - 6 pm in Room 231

To RSVP, email Wendy Gaeding.

Download a flyer