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Counseling, Advising & Transfer Services

Overview of Our Services

Our Counseling and Advising Center has trained staff to help you plan your future and cope with current opportunities and challenges affecting your academic success.

  • Academic advising—help in selecting the right courses and academic program to meet your goals. This is a service all students should use. Learn when to see an advisor, counselor or faculty member for academic advisement.
  • New Student Orientation (NSO)—help in learning about the college’s programs, policies, services and resources to help you succeed.
  • Transfer planning—help in selecting a major, deciding on a transfer institution and planning your courses to ensure a smooth transfer.
  • Career counseling—help in exploring career options, occupational projections and earnings and the academic preparation needed.
  • Educational development—help in developing strategies for academic success through individual workshops, conferences and classes that will teach you study skills, time management and test taking techniques.
  • Personal development and counseling—help in dealing with personal life issues affecting your academic success.
  • Assessment—testing to help you understand your learning style, career interests and more.
  • Crisis intervention and referrals—Faculty, staff and friends of students are encouraged to refer or walk students who might be in crisis to the Counseling Center. Counselors will listen and help refer students for additional counseling or therapy, if needed. View the CLC Community Referral Guide (PDF).

If you are experiencing a crisis

If you need help with a matter involving urgent health care, personal safety or the safety of others, please do not use this website. Contact Crisis Care, a 24-hour crisis hotline at (847) 377-8088. If you are experiencing or have knowledge of an emergency involving immediate danger or physical harm to self or others, call 911 or your local law enforcement authorities. If you are on the Grayslake campus, you can call the CLC Police by dialing 5555 from any campus phone.

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