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Office for New Student Orientation & the Succeed at CLC Program
Phone: (847) 543-2486
Email: nsosucceed@clcillinois.edu
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Pre-Orientation Worksheet

Print and complete the NSO Pre-Orienation Worksheet (PDF) and bring it with you to your orientation session.

Have you already attended a New Student Orientation?

Please complete our survey and share your feedback about your New Student Orientation experience.

Take the NSO Survey.

New Student Orientation

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.

Orientation activities include:

  • Academic Planning and Academic Success Workshops
  • 30 minute Appointment with an Academic Advisor
  • Campus Tour, including Information on How to Get Involved in Campus Activities
  • Paying for College/Financial Aid Information
  • Class Registration

Before registering:

  • Haven't applied to CLC? — Apply Now
  • Create myLogin, your CLC student login.
  • Submit academic proficiency materials to the Admissions Office — 
    ACT/SAT scores, CLC Placement Test Scores, High School Transcript or GED.
    If you need to verify that the College has received your application materials, please contact the office of Admissions and Records.
  • If you are considering utilizing Financial Aid to cover your college expenses, be sure to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Review and complete the pre-orientation worksheet. You will be asked to bring your completed worksheet with you to your Orientation session.

Register to attend:

  • Registration for Orientations for students who will begin at CLC in the Summer or Fall Semesters is typically available March-August.
  • Registration for Orientations for students who will begin at CLC in the Spring Semester is typically available November-January.

Please note the options below, and select an Orientation that best meets your needs.

High School Seniors

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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
(graduated from high school within last 2 years, and are not transferring in from another college or university)

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Recent high school graduates who plan to earn an associate degree or certificate or transfer from CLC to a four-year institution must attend a New Student Orientation program before meeting with an advisor and 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


Transfer Students
(students transferring to CLC from another college or university)

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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 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.

Military/Veteran Students

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Military/Veteran Students are not required to receive academic advising through the New Student Orientation program before registering for classes. However, attending one of the sessions is a convenient way to learn about the college, and prepare for your first semester at CLC. These sessions include information about financial aid, military benefits, and transferring military credits.

Register for a Military/Veteran Student Orientation

International Students

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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

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Would you like to take a part in helping your student reach their academic goals? If so, come find out how you can play a role in their success at the College of Lake County! This session will highlight Paying for College and Financial Aid, Student Support Services, Academic and Student Life, an Open Forum for Questions, and Opportunities Available at CLC for You.

Register to attend Parent's Day