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Engineering Pathways to the University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)

Engineering Pathways offers qualifying CLC students guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Who can apply?

High school seniors planning on enrolling for the first time to College of Lake County are eligible to apply.  CLC students completing a “Pre-Pathways” year at CLC are eligible, as long as they join Pathways the following year, starting with Calculus I and Chemistry I. CLC students becoming eligible for Calculus II and Chemistry II in the spring semester of their 1st year at CLC will also be considered for admission.

How does the program work?

Students must complete a specified list of equivalent courses at CLC, maintaining a 3.5 GPA (with all A’s and B’s) in those courses and a 3.5 cumulative GPA for all classes taken at CLC. Students must also enroll full-time (12 or more semester hours). It is recommended that students complete the College of Lake County Associate in Engineering Science (AES) degree.

The College of Lake County and UIUC will each assign students a transfer advisor to assist with course selection and registration, as well as offer general guidance until their transfer to UIUC.

Students completing the program successfully at CLC are guaranteed admission to the UIUC College of Engineering. An estimated 90% of students are place into their first or second choice of departmental majors.

Application and Submission Deadline

Application deadline is March 15.

  1. Complete the CLC Student Admission Form to get a CLC Student ID
  2. Provide the following to the CLC Registrar and Records Office:
    • High School Transcripts
    • ACT/SAT Scores
    • AP Scores
  3. Complete the online Engineering Pathways Application Form

  4. Students will be notified of their admissions status on a rolling basis, but by April 1st at the latest. Applicants have until May 1st to accept an offer to the program.

For More Information


Rob Twardock
Instructor, Engineering

Meet professors and students from CLC's Engineering transfer program and learn about the Engineering Pathways program with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering and the National Science Foundation scholarships. Discover all the benefits of starting your engineering degree at CLC.