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 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:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015, from 6 to 8 pm
Thursday, March 31, 2016 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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Eastern Illinois University

“For Adults Only. . . “
Monday, October 19, 2015 from 6 - 8 pm in Room 131

Adults in higher education are the new traditional student. Over 40% of today’s undergraduate students are over 25. Numerous colleges and universities have programs geared for adult learners. Several offer programs at the University Center of Lake County. One of these is the B.A. in General Studies through Eastern Illinois University. This program has been serving adult learners for over 40 years. It offers a flexible transfer policy, credit through prior learning assessment, the option of online, face-to-face or hybrid courses and adult friendly faculty and advisors.

Dr. Carrie Johnson, the director of the B.A. in General Studies, has a doctorate in adult education. She has worked with adult learners returning to college for decades. Join her as she discusses what to look for as you consider completing your degree. She will also provide tips on how to be a successful learner in today’s educational environment, and balancing your work and personal life with your education.  This will not be a commercial for EIU, but an opportunity to help you as you make the decision to complete your undergraduate degree.

Join us for this free session that will help you make your plans to continue your education.

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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. 

Fall 2015 Information Session

Wednesday, September 30, 6 - 7 pm in Room 211A
Tuesday, October 27, 6 - 8 pm in Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, November 11, 6 - 7 pm in Room 211A
Wednesday, December 9, 6 - 7 pm in Room 211A

For more information, 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 Coordinator of Transfer Enrollment Sakeenah Adam is available to meet with prospective students at the University Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 7 pm.  In addition, Sakeenah will have a table in the atrium outside the CLC library on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am to noon for the fall semester.

Please call or email her to set up an appointment:
At the University Center: (847) 665-4173.
On the Main Campus:  (773) 442-4076





National Louis University

National Louis University will hold an information session 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

Monday, September 21, 4:30 - 6 pm in Room 132
Thursday, October 15,  4:30 - 6 pm in Room 132

To RSVP, email Wendy Gaeding.

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Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University will host an information session in the University Center’s Grayslake facility about the MSEd in Literacy (Reading) cohort that is forming for a Spring 2016 launch:

Tuesday, October 27, from 5 - 6 pm in Room 121

For more information or to RSVP, contact Academic Advisor Gail Schumacher at 815/753-7948 or gschumacher@niu.edu.