For links to our member institutions, see our participating universities page.
Information about Lake County
Comfort Suites Hotel in Grayslake partners with the University Center to offer a discount for University Center faculty, students, and visitors. Ask for the “University Center rate” when making reservations. For a wider list of local hotel accommodations, visit http://www.uclcconference.org/index.php/planner/local_accommodations
Find Help Lake County, the comprehensive guide to health and human service resources in Lake County compiled by United Way Lake County.
Other Non-Profit Resources
We participate on GuideStar, the on-line standard for nonprofit accountability. Take a look at our listing by visiting GuideStar.
The YWCA of Lake County’s Childcare Assistance Programs (CCAP) administers State funds that can subsidize childcare for low-income families enrolled in post-secondary education. Visit their website for details about eligibility of services.
Other Educational & Financial Aid Resources
See College of Lake County for information about associate’s degree coursework.
See iTransfer for statewide information about how credits transfer among Illinois public (and some private) institutions.
See Illinois Articulation Initiative for information about general education courses across the state.
See GRE Homepage for information about taking the Graduate Record Examination.
See MBA.com for information about taking the Graduate Management Admission Test.
See University Academic Programs & Services for information about professional development opportunities.
See Illinois Student Assistance Commission for information about college planning and financial aid
See Illinois Board of Higher Education for information about colleges and universities across Illinois.
See Northern Illinois Regional P-20 Network for information about colleges and universities across northern Illinois collaborating to produce more college graduates.
Visit Purdue’s Online Writing Lab for exercises, tutorials, and online writing help.
Other Locations Where We Offer Courses
Naval Station Great Lakes (various SIUC programs)
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science (DePaul’s MENP program)
Resources for Current & Prospective Teachers
See Illinois State Board of Education for teacher certification requirements.
See Lake County, IL Regional Office of Education for information about teacher vacancies.
See Illinois Certification Testing System (ICTS) for information about the Test of Academic Proficiency (formerly known as the Illinois Test of Basic Skills).
See Illinois Network of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies and Gateways to Opportunity for information about professional education and scholarship opportunities for early childcare providers.
See Illinois Troops to Teachers for information on certification requirements, financial assistance, and referrals to employment for military veterans who wish to become teachers.
See Illinois Resource Center for information on bilingual & ESL resources.
See http://robertjakus.com for Beyond the Classroom Aquarium, an on-demand publication that includes STEM-related (and fun) activities focused on an aquatic ecosystem.
See Ancient Mesopotamia: This History, Our History for instructional web resource about ancient Iraq.
See Free Technology for Teachers for a review of free technology resources and how teachers can use them.
Open Educational Resources for teachers from K-12 through higher education.