Navigation for Registration for Credit Students:

How to Register

Step 1: Determine if your CLC record is "active"

If you applied or enrolled in the last five years, your record is active. A new Student Information form is not needed. You are automatically eligible to enroll in classes.

To enroll in classes you will need your CLC ID to create mylogin, a custom user name and password which allows access to myStudentCenter, the college’s registration system. If you have forgotten your CLC ID number, contact Admissions and Records at 847-543-2061. If you know your ID number, but have forgotten your username or password, or would like to change your password, visit myLogin Management.

If it has been more than five years since you applied or enrolled at CLC, your record is inactive. You will need to contact Admissions and Records at 847-543-2061 or to re-activate your record.

If you need to update any record information listed below, contact Admissions and Records or complete/submit the appropriate form.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Citizenship Status or Visa Category
  • Military Status
  • Residency Status
  • Academic Program of Study

If you plan to complete a degree, you must now follow the requirements found in the current catalog, not the catalog from the year of your first admission or attendance.

If you have never enrolled at CLC, but would like to, its easy to apply:

See How to Get Started at CLC and complete a Student Admission Form.

Step 2: Meet with an Academic Advisor or Faculty Advisor to Plan Your Program of Study

If you have decided on a program of study, plan to earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree or Certificate and have 30 college credits or more, make arrangements to see a faculty advisor by calling the appropriate academic division office (look in the college catalog or on the college’s website for your program to find the academic division).

If you have chosen a program of study and have less than 30 college credit hours make arrangements to see an Academic Advisor in the Advising Office. If you are uncertain about who to see, contact the Advising Office.

Step 3: Meet Prerequisites

Meeting prerequisites is necessary before enrolling in many college courses. There are several types of prerequisites that may apply to the courses you wish to take:

Academic Proficiency prerequisites in English language and math (basic algebra readiness) can be satisfied in a variety of ways. See prerequisites for more information.

Placement tests are required for courses in math, computer information systems, English as a second language, and other courses. Information is available at the Testing Center page.

Course prerequisites and corequisites are required when specific knowledge or skills are needed to enroll in a course. See the Course Descriptions for details on prerequisites.

Step 4: Select Classes and Register

When you are ready to select your classes, use the CLC Classes By Term. You will need to specify the term, and click on the Basic Search button. Select a subject area by clicking on the magnifying glass, and then pressing the 'Look Up' button. When you find a specific class section you want, make note of the 4-digit class number.

You may register on the web, or in-person in the Admissions office (B101) at the Grayslake Campus, the Student Services office at the Lakeshore Campus or the main office at the Southlake Campus.

Online myStudentCenter requires that you have created myLogin. Once you have logged in, use the menu to add or drop classes, view your schedule, grades, unofficial transcript and many other options. When you add or drop a class, check for a 'success' or 'error' message. Most errors are due to pre-requisites not met, or enrollment holds.

Step 5: Pay Tuition and Fees by the Due Date

Payment is encouraged at the time of registration. Tuition and fees may be paid on-line with a credit card through myStudentCenter. The college offers several payment options, and if you qualify, financial aid may be available.

Students are responsible for officially dropping courses they do not wish to attend. Failure to pay tuition does not cancel registration.


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