Related Resources

Related Resources

For links to our member institutions, see our participating universities page.

Information about Lake County

Lake County, IL Local Government Home

Visit Lake County (the Lake County, Illinois Convention and Visitors Bureau)

Lake County Journal

Lake County Partners

The Lake County News Sun

Daily Herald Lake County

102.3 WXLC

Healthcare Foundation of Northern 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

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 TransferREADY and 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 Educational Credential Evaluators or World Education Services for evaluation of foreign transcripts.

See GRE Homepage for information about taking the Graduate Record Examination.

See 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.

See Illinois Proud:  Completing College for a comparative profile of higher education compiled by IBHE.

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 Illinois teaching licensure requirements.

See ISBE’s Directory of Approved Programs for teacher licensure through Illinois colleges and universities.

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.

Illinois P-20 Council

Mathematics Materials for Tomorrow’s Teachers (M2T2)

See Illinois Resource Center for information on bilingual & ESL resources.

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.