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Engineering Pathways to the University of Illinois

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.

How does the program work?

Students must complete a specified list of equivalent courses at CLC, maintaining a 3.3 GPA in those courses and a 3.2 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 will assign each student a transfer advisor to assist with course selection and registration, as well as offer general guidance until their transfer to UIUC.

Application and Submission Deadline

Application deadline is March 15.

  1. Complete the Student Admission Form to get a CLC Student ID
  2. Provide the following to the CLC Registrar and Records Office:
  3. Take the CLC Math Placement Test
  4. Complete the online Engineering Pathways Application Form

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.