Office for New Student Orientation & the Succeed at CLC Program
Phone: (847) 543-2486
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Print and complete the NSO Pre-Orienation Worksheet (PDF) and bring it with you to your orientation session.
Please complete our survey and share your feedback about your New Student Orientation experience.
Take the NSO Survey.
Orientation sessions provide new students with more information about the college's programs and policies. These sessions are for students who have an application for admission on file and have met the admission requirements.
Please note the options below, and select an Orientation that best meets your needs.
Current High School Seniors who plan to earn an associate degree or certificate or transfer from CLC to a four-year institution must receive academic advising through the New Student Orientation program before registering for classes. Attending one of the sessions is a convenient way to learn about the college, and prepare for your first semester at CLC.
Register for a High School Senior New Student Orientation
Recent high school graduates who plan to earn an associate degree or certificate or transfer from CLC to a four-year institution must receive academic advising through the New Student Orientation program before registering for classes. Attending one of the sessions is a convenient way to learn about the college and prepare for your first semester at CLC.
Register for a Recent High School Graduate New Student Orientation
Students Transferring to CLC from another college or university are not required to receive academic advising through the New Student Orientation program before registering for classes. Instead, you should complete our online orientation and then meet with a Counselor in the Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center in order to prepare for your first semester at CLC. Be sure to bring copies of transcripts from all other colleges and universities you have attended with you to your meeting.
Contact Veteran Student Services for more information.
International Students studying at CLC will receive a specially designed orientation through the Center for International Education. A separate letter will be sent to you with details and information about your New International Student Orientation.
Parents may view CLC’s online orientation as a guest in order to learn more about academic programs, paying for college, student support services and student life.
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