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. 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

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. 

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




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.


National Louis University


National Louis University will hold an information session about the four bachelor’s completion programs that they offer through the University Center:

Wednesday, February 22 from 4:30 - 6 pm in Room 122
Tuesday, March 14 from 4:30 - 6 pm in Room 122

Attend either session to learn more about NLU’s

  • BA in Applied Behavioral Sciences
  • BA in Communications
  • BS in Management
  • BS in Management Information Systems

To RSVP, email Wendy Gaeding.

Northern Illinois University


Northern Illinois University will host an information session in the University Center’s Grayslake facility about their EdD in Adult & Higher Education specializing in Community College Leadership:

Wednesday, March 1, from 5 - 6 pm in Room 132

For more information or to RSVP, please email dmiesbauer@niu.edu.

The EdD in Community College Leadership will convene each summer with two blended format courses with face-to-face meeting dates at the University Center for one week in June.  The program offers 2 eight-week online courses per semester in fall and spring and can be completed in three years including a dissertation of practice.

Application deadline:  Rolling admission until April 15, 2017.

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale


SIUC will be offering an Enrollment Fair on March 1, 2017 from 8 am to 6 pm at Naval Station Great Lakes.  Attend to learn more about the bachelor’s completion programs offered through online study and the three programs offered on the base:

  • Electronic Systems Technologies
  • Health Care Management
  • Workforce Education and Development

SIUC will be waiving application fees for students who speak with an advisor and apply on March 1.

For questions, call (847) 689-0055 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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)