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Lake Forest College joins Guaranteed Transfer Admission program

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Mar 22, 2017

CLC and Lake Forest College have made it easier than ever for students to attend both institutions and graduate on time, while saving money.

Students in the sciences, arts and humanities and business who start at CLC now have a smooth path to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree at Lake Forest College, thanks to a special partnership between the two institutions that includes the CLC Pathway Scholarships and a new Guaranteed Transfer Admission agreement.

Lake Forest College aerial shotCLC transfer students can choose from four Pathways Scholars Programs at Lake Forest College. Some scholarships require membership in Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for community college students. Awards range from $20,000 scholarships to full-tuition awards. For information, visit The page features a video that includes several former CLC students who transferred and received scholarships from Lake Forest College.

“We have had many students from CLC graduate from Lake Forest College, but this provides a unique opportunity for future transfers,” said Lake Forest College President Stephen D. Schutt. “We are thrilled to strengthen our relationship with the College of Lake County through this partnership.”

Lake Forest College created these opportunities “specifically to continue to get the best students from the College of Lake County,” said Melissa Naughton, Lake Forest College director of transfer admissions. “We will work with the students throughout the process to ensure an easy transfer of credits.”

Lake Forest College works closely with CLC students throughout the admissions process, according to Naughton. “Oftentimes, we work with CLC students even before they apply,” she said. “We look at their transcripts and work closely with our faculty to make sure they are taking the right classes toward the majors they’re interested in.”

(Former) CLC President Jerry Weber said he is honored that Lake Forest College is assisting in providing a pathway to CLC students. “Through this partnership, we’ll be able to offer another high-quality option for our students, right here in Lake County,” Weber said.

To learn about all of CLC’s guaranteed transfer admission programs, visit or call (847) 543-2090. CLC students can now choose from 23 institutions that offer guaranteed admission, ensuring a seamless transfer of credit to the four-year colleges and universities.

Updated 10/30/2017