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Guaranteed Transfer Admission Programs

Guaranteed admission agreements provide CLC students seamless transfer to earn their bachelor's degree to several partner colleges and universities.

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American Business School – Paris, France

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

Transfer to Paris and earn a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration.  CLC students who complete an Associate in Arts in Business Administration or and Associate in Applied Science in Business Administration with a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher are guaranteed admission to the Bachelor of Business degree program at the American Business School of Paris. For more information and an overview of course requirements review the ABS A.A. Agreement (PDF) and the ABS A.A.S. agreement (PDF). Interested students may contact Liliana Ware at (847) 543-2563 or lware@clcillinois.edu.

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Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona

Guaranteed Program for Admission: Illinois Community College Students

ASU, ranked as one of the top public universities in the nation and the world, is also a top choice for Illinois college students who transfer out of state to complete their undergraduate degrees. Designed for community college students, the Guaranteed Program for Admission helps you stay focused on earning your undergraduate degree and planning for a smooth transfer to ASU. To participate in this program or to learn more, visit the ASU website.

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Carthage College – Kenosha, Wisconsin

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

Founded in 1847, Carthage College is a four-year, private college of the liberal arts and sciences. The guaranteed admission agreement is open to domestic and international students. CLC students who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all transferable course work and who plan to earn their bachelor's degree from Carthage are encouraged to participate. Interested students are encouraged to speak to a transfer advisor and submit the Carthage College participation form (PDF) at least one year in advance of their first semester at Carthage. The Carthage Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF) outlines the requirements that must be met in order to guarantee admission to Carthage College.

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Columbia College of Missouri – Gurnee, Illinois

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

Founded in 1851, Columbia College is a private, nonprofit, liberal arts and sciences college that takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs. Columbia College of Missouri offers degree programs on 36 campuses nationwide, with one campus conveniently located in Gurnee, IL where evening and online classes are offered. CLC students who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all transferable course work will be guaranteed admission into all undergraduate degree programs (with the exception of the Bachelor of Nursing Programs which have a separate application process). Interested students should speak to a transfer advisor and submit the Columbia College of Missouri participation form (PDF) early in order to ensure accurate course selection for the student’s desired program at CCMO. The Columbia College of Missouri Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF) outlines the requirements that must be met in order to guarantee admission.

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DePaul University – Chicago, Illinois

The DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP)

Joining this program is a great option if you plan to earn a bachelor’s degree from DePaul. Joining DAPP allows you to lock in DePaul degree requirements for 3 years, meet regularly with DePaul transfer admission counselors, qualify for DAPP scholarships, and be eligible for DePaul Accelerated Transfer Admission process. To participate, you must have graduated from high school and have fewer than 30 semester hours of college level credit. See the DAPP brochure (PDF)  or  visit www.depaul.edu/DAPP for more information on how to apply to DePaul and join DAPP. This agreement is also available to International students who may view the International DAPP brochure (PDF).

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Eastern Illinois University – Charleston, Illinois

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

Eastern Illinois University has a rich tradition of preparing students to accomplish their life goals through a great combination of quality academics and personal relationships. Consistently ranked in the top third of Midwest universities in its class by U.S. News and World Report, Eastern has earned its reputation by offering a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. Interested students are encouraged to speak to a transfer advisor and submit the Eastern Illinois University participation form (PDF) at least one year in advance of their first semester at Eastern.  The Eastern Illinois University Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF) outlines a clear path for students interested in attending Eastern Illinois University.

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Elmhurst College – Elmhurst, Illinois

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

A private college in the heart of the Chicago metropolitan area, Elmhurst College is committed to helping students reach their potential–in college and in the world beyond. Each year, Elmhurst College welcomes more than 300 transfer students to their friendly campus community. Interested students are encouraged to speak to a transfer advisor and submit the Elmhurst College participation form (PDF) at least one year in advance of their first semester at Elmhurst.  For more information, view the Elmhurst College Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF).

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Herzing University – Kenosha, Wisconsin

Degree Up Program

With DEGREE UP through Herzing University, you can maximize your credits by starting your education at the College of Lake County and finishing your bachelor’s degree from Herzing University. Once you earn your associate degree at CLC, stay at CLC and take additional specified courses that count toward your bachelor’s degree with Herzing. Complete the required Herzing University bachelor’s degree courses at a local campus like Herzing's Kenosha campus or through Herzing Online. For a list of available programs, view the program offerings by campus (PDF). Interested students are encouraged to speak to a transfer advisor and submit the Herzing University participation form (PDF) at least one year in advance of their first semester at Herzing. For more information, visit Herzing's DEGREE UP website or view the Herzing Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF).

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Kendall College – Chicago, Illinois

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

Kendall College is a private institution of higher learning that offers students undergraduate degrees in business, culinary arts, early childhood education, and hospitality management. The curriculum at Kendall College provides strong academic education combined with transformative practical experience to effectively prepare students to become leaders in their professions. Interested students are encouraged to speak to a transfer advisor and submit the Kendall College participation form (PDF) at least one year in advance of their first semester.  For more information, view the Kendall College Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF).

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North Central College – Naperville, Illinois

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

North Central College is a comprehensive liberal arts college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It has nearly 70 areas of study, including majors, minors, pre-professional and graduate programs, weaving together the arts and sciences. The guaranteed admission agreement is open to domestic and international students. Interested students are encouraged to speak to a transfer advisor and submit the North Central College participation form (PDF) at least one year in advance of their first semester at North Central College.  For more information, view the North Central College Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF).

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Northeastern Illinois University – Chicago, Illinois

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) is a fully accredited public university serving the Chicago metropolitan area offering programs in the arts, sciences, business, and education. Interested students are encouraged to contact a transfer advisor at (773) 442-4076 or tsteps@neiu.edu and submit an NEIU participation form (PDF) any time prior to completing 45 credit hours at College of Lake County. Participating early ensures accurate course selection for the student’s desired program at Northeastern Illinois University. The NEIU Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF) outlines the requirements that must be met in order to guarantee admission to Northeastern Illinois University.

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Northern Illinois University

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

Northern Illinois University is a world-class, research-focused public institution. Through internships, research, study abroad, 220 student organizations and more, the faculty and staff of NIU work hard to provide life-changing opportunities. An NIU education is nationally recognized in quality, nationally ranked in value and aimed at providing personal, career and life success for students. Interested students are encouraged to speak to a transfer advisor and submit the Northern Illinois University participation form (PDF) at least one year in advance of their first semester. For more information, visit NIU's official Guaranteed Admission website or view the Northern Illinois University Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF).

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Olivet Nazarene University – Bourbonnais, Illinois

Pursue ONU Transfer Admission Guarantee Agreement

The Pursue ONU initiative gives students the opportunity to be simultaneously admitted to Olivet Nazarene University and CLC. The goal is to create a seamless and successful transition to transfer students intending to complete their baccalaureate degree at ONU. Interested students are encouraged to speak to a transfer advisor and submit the Olivet Nazarene University participation form (PDF) at least one year in advance of their first semester at Olivet. Choose from programs in Nursing, Business, Criminal Justice and Applied Science. For more information, visit the Olivet Nazarene University website or view the Olivet Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF).

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, Illinois

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,500 students from around the globe. CLC students who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 with a C or higher in academic coursework and have completed a minimum of 2 studio art courses with a grade of a C or higher are encouraged to apply. Interested students should speak to a transfer advisor and submit the SAIC participation form (PDF) early in order to ensure accurate course selection for the student’s desired program at SAIC. The SAIC Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF) outlines the requirements that must be met in order to guarantee admission.

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Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, Illinois

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

SIU embraces a unique tradition of access and opportunity, inclusive excellence, innovation in research and creativity, and outstanding teaching focused on nurturing student success. As a nationally ranked public research university and regional economic catalyst, we create and exchange knowledge to shape future leaders, improve our communities, and transform lives. Interested students are encouraged to speak to a transfer advisor and submit the Southern Illinois participation form at least one year in advance of their first semester. For more information, view the Southern Illinois University Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF).

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Trinity International University – Deerfield, Illinois

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

Trinity International University (TIU) is composed of a liberal arts college (which offers over 30 majors and 23 prescribed minors), a divinity school, a graduate school, and a law school in California. Trinity is the educational ministry of the Evangelical Free Church of America. Students interested in transferring to Trinity are encouraged to speak to a transfer advisor and submit the TIU participation form (PDF) at least one year in advance of their first semester at TIU. CLC students matriculating to Trinity through the Guaranteed Admission program with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher are also guaranteed Trinity grant assistance totaling $14,000 annually.  The TIU Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF) outlines a clear path for students interested in attending TIU.

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University of Illinois Chicago

Transfer Admission Guarantee Program (TAG)

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an acclaimed research institution with 15 colleges dedicated to the discovery and distribution of knowledge.  The TAG program (PDF) guarantees admission in participating UIC baccalaureate degree program for CLC students who successfully transfer under the terms of the agreement. CLC students who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all transferable course work and who plan to earn their bachelor's degree from UIC are encouraged to participate. Interested students are encouraged to speak to a transfer advisor and submit the UIC TAG participation form (PDF) no later than September 15 for a transfer to be effective for the following fall semester or February 1 for a transfer to be effective for the following spring semester.  For more information please visit the UIC TAG website.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Engineering Pathways

Engineering Pathways offers qualifying CLC students guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  High school seniors planning on enrolling for the first time to College of Lake County are eligible to apply.  Eligible students will complete a specified list of equivalent courses at CLC, maintain a 3.3 GPA in those courses and a 3.2 cumulative GPA for all classes taken at CLC, and enroll full-time. It is recommended that students complete the College of Lake County Associate in Engineering Science (AES) degree.  For more information, visit the CLC Engineering Pathways page.

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Transfer Agreement

The College of ACES is a global leader in the most promising areas of scholarship in the agricultural, consumer, and environmental sciences. ACES is known for their globally competitive students, their first-class discovery research, and the innovative knowledge they share. Any student who has completed the prescribed transfer agreement program at CLC (with the required program GPA) and submits required application and supporting documentation will be admitted to the College of ACES at the junior level in a relevant field of study. Interested students should speak to a transfer advisor early and submit a Statement of Intent (PDF) in order to ensure accurate course selection for the student’s desired program. The ACES Guaranteed Admissions Agreement (PDF) includes a transfer guide that outlines the requirements that must be met in order to guarantee admission.

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The University of Iowa – Iowa City, Iowa

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities and a member of the Big Ten conference since 1899. Illinois community college students who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all transferable course work will be guaranteed admission to the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (some exceptions apply to majors that have higher GPA requirements, prerequisite courses, and competitive admission requirements). Interested students should review University of Iowa's Brochure (PDF) and speak to a transfer advisor early in order to ensure accurate course selection for the student’s desired program at University of Iowa. The University of Iowa Agreement (PDF) outlines the requirements that must be met in order to guarantee admission.

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University of Wisconsin-Parkside – Kenosha, Wisconsin

Guaranteed Transfer Admission

UW-Parkside is a proud member of the University of Wisconsin System offering a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion and community engagement. CLC students who maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all transferable course work will be guaranteed admission to more than 35 undergraduate degree programs (some programs may require a higher GPA to declare once student is admitted). Interested students should speak to a transfer advisor and submit the UWP participation form (PDF) early in order to ensure accurate course selection for the student’s desired program at UWP. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Guaranteed Admission Agreement (PDF) outlines the requirements that must be met in order to guarantee admission.



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