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Office for New Student Orientation & the Succeed at CLC Program
Grayslake, Room B132
Phone: (847) 543-2486
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Have you already attended a New Student Orientation?

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New Student Orientation

Orientation provides new students with more information about the college's programs and policies.

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

Current High School Seniors and Recent High School Graduates

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

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Current high school seniors and recent high school graduates who plan to earn an associate degree or certificate or transfer from CLC to a four-year institution must attend an on-campus New Student Orientation session before registering for classes. Orientation is a convenient way to learn about the college and prepare for your first semester at CLC. It includes one-on-one meetings with an Academic Advisor and a Financial Aid Specialist.

Register to Attend 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 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.

Nontraditional Students

(students who graduated from high school more than 2 years ago and have NOT attended any other college or university)

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We recommend you complete our online orientation and then meet with an advisor in the Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center in order to prepare for your first semester at CLC.

Military/Veteran Students

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We recommend you complete our online orientation for veterans and contact Veteran Student Services for more information.

International Students

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International Students studying at CLC are required to complete the Pre-Departure Online Orientation for F-1 International Students. Please refer to the pre-orientation quiz sheet and instructions sent to you with your I-20 in order to fully complete this requirement. Please note that there is also a required on-campus, in-person orientation the week before your courses start. More information will be sent to you directly concerning the on-campus requirement.

Complete the Online Pre-Orientation for International Students


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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.