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CLC: The Right Choice for Home-Schooled Students

Home-schooled students succeed and thrive at CLC. We accept most home-schooled credentials, and we offer an academic environment that fosters a smooth transition from home-based learning to a college classroom.

Reasons to Choose CLC

  • Our average class size is just 18 students, so you will receive lots of personal attention from your instructors. You will also have access to many support services to encourage your success—counseling and advising, career planning, peer mentors and more.
  • You’ll have many choices in academic programs that will prepare you to complete a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university or pursue a career with a future right after graduating.
  • Opportunities to make friends and develop a social life also abound. Our student life programming includes more than 40 clubs, a fitness center, intercollegiate team sports, performing arts opportunities and many educational and entertainment-focused campus events.

Meet Valerie Perron,

Home-Schooled Student and CLC Graduate

Valerie Perron

Valerie Perron at the May 2012 Commencement with CLC President Jerry Weber.

After graduating from CLC, Valerie Perron transferred to Lake Forest College to pursue a double major in music and English. At CLC, she was an active student leader, serving as a student senator and an officer in Phi Theta Kappa. She also found time to sing in the CLC Singers and write for the CLC Chronicle

“Attending the College of Lake County after I graduated from being home-schooled my entire life was probably one of the best decisions my parents and I made,” she said. “I know many families wonder what the transition from home school to college is like; let me tell you that CLC is the easiest transition for any student!

“I would encourage any home-schooled student to get involved with the Honors Program at CLC. All the professors for the classes are amazing! They love teaching, love their subject and love to get to know the students. You learn a lot and get to meet and study with other students who are passionate about learning and striving for what the education world has to offer them in their future.”