If you're like most students, your money never seems to go far enough. That's why it's so important to stretch your dollars. Attending CLC's Summer Session is a great way to do that.
CLC offers the same general education courses as the school you attend during the regular school year. But CLC's current in-district tuition and fees are just $112 a credit hour—far less than the state public university average of $432.
By attending CLC's Intersession and Summer Session this year and next, you can earn up to18 credits—more than a whole semester. That's potentially $5,600 more in your pocket, for a car, clothes, savings, whatever.*
Here's a sample plan for how you can earn up to 18 credits and save:
Intersession runs May 20-June 6;
Summer Session, June 9-August 2.
Intersession runs May 19-June 5;
Summer Session, June 8-August 1.
CLC Cost Savings: $5,643
*Tuition and fee savings based on the difference between 18 credit hours at an Illinois public university and 18 hours at CLC. The university tuition and fee rate is based on the average for 12 universities for 2014; the CLC rate is based on the current in-district rate and the proposed rate for the 2014-15 academic year.
These courses are offered in an intense format, between spring semester and summer session. This allows students to complete up to three credits in three weeks.
View the Intersession Classes (PDF)
Enroll at CLC this summer and return to your home campus with valuable transfer credits!
View the Summer Preview Schedule (PDF)
At the end of the summer, be sure to request your CLC transcript to be sent back to your home institution.
It's not just about the money. Attending CLC is also about getting a very good education. Consider these benefits:
Enjoy small classes. Forget about large lecture halls for the summer. CLC classes are small—the average class size is just 21 students, and instructors are regularly available in their offices as well as class to help you.
Make progress on your “gen ed” requirements. We offer the same general education courses as the college you're attending. And we offer a lot of them—biology, chemistry, calculus, psychology, sociology, history?you get the idea.
Take demanding courses with our experienced, caring instructors. A lot of students enjoy taking courses like calculus and chemistry at CLC. You'll have instructors—not graduate students—and your classes will be small.
Fit school into your summer. Day, evening, weekend or online, at our Grayslake, Vernon Hills or Waukegan locations, our courses are offered to give students options so they can fit work, fun and school into their summer plans. You'll even have a choice of course lengths—three, six, seven and eight week options.
Step 1 - Apply
If you have never attended the college before, apply using the Student Information Form.
You do not need to re-submit a Student Information Form.
Determine if your student record is still active.
Step 2 - myLogin
When your application has been processed (usually within two working days), you will receive your 7-digit CLC ID number in the mail. It can take up to 10 business days for your letter to arrive. As a new student, you may look up your student ID online.
Once you have your ID number, follow the steps to create myLogin.
You received a CLC ID when you originally applied. Use your myLogin username and password you created previously to login to myCLC and access the student systems.
If you know your student ID or username, you can reset your password online through the account management tool.
If you're unable to reset your password, contact the ITS Service Desk and choose option #3 to speak with a Student Service Desk representative.
Step 3 - Courses
Search the courses we offer. Though CLC courses transfer easily, it is a good idea to check out your planned schedule with the college or university you will attend in the fall to ensure that the courses you have selected meet your institution’s requirements.
Additional information about transferring credits between Illinois colleges and universities is available at iTransfer.
Step 4 - Prerequisites
CLC is offering a special offer this summer for students like you who attend other colleges or universities during the academic year. If you plan to attend CLC for the summer-only, you can participate in a pilot program allowing you to enroll in select courses before sending a transcript to document that you meet prerequisites. You may register for any of our expedited registration courses as soon as you receive your CLC ID number. You must, however, send an unofficial transcript to the Admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org before your class begins.
Questions? Call Admissions and Records at (847) 543-2061.
If you wish to enroll in classes that are not on the “expedited enrollment” list, follow these steps:
Step 5 - Register
Students should go to the myCLC student portal. After entering your login, select the “Student Center” option to be taken to the student registration system. For more information, see How to Register.
If you need login help, contact the ITS Service Desk which is available 24 hours.
Step 6 - Pay
CLC enforces tuition payment deadlines, so it is important to make payment arrangements by your tuition due date. You must pay in full or set up an installment payment plan. If you are a financial aid student, you must set up a “deferred” payment plan, which only goes into effect if your aid does not cover your full tuition and fee obligation.
For more information about tuition payment, call (847) 543-2085. For information about financial aid, call (847) 543-2062.
Though CLC courses are transfer friendly,you should check out your planned schedule with the college or university you’ll attend in the fall to ensure that the courses you select meet your institution’s requirements.
View the CLC Summer Session video captioned in Spanish.
“I rediscovered my love of chemistry at CLC. My professor was such a great teacher and passionate about chemistry that it was easy to go to class and learn.”
“CLC offers so much more than cost savings. I’ve received an excellent education that’s a good stepping stone to my goal of becoming a clinical psychologist.”
“CLC is such a welcoming environment for international students. Within my first year here, I was helping other international students as a student ambassador.”
“CLC has absolutely played a role in changing my educational and career goals. I had space to explore different fields and talk to many knowledgeable people about careers and opportunities.”
“I loved my education courses. The professors bring a lot of experiences into their classrooms, and everything we learn builds from class to class.”
“I have enjoyed all the instructors in the horticulture department, especially their expertise and practical work experiences. All the classes that I have taken are pertinent to my career choice.”
“Even if money hadn’t been an issue for me, I think CLC still would have been the right decision for me because of the wonderful things that I took with me from the college.”
“Really get to know your professors; they are the ones who will write you a letter of recommendation in a few years, so keep in touch with them.”
“As a CLC student preparing to transfer to a four-year school, I learned to seek help regularly from my counselor. I had someone who cared about me and I trusted. I’ll always be grateful to her.”
“College is the best decision I ever made. As a senior at Zion-Benton High School, I received a scholarship to CLC. I thought, “This is an opportunity.””
“I traveled to Peru for a two-week trip with five other CLC students as part of CLC’s first service-learning trip abroad. We were able to do good and experienced Peru’s breath-taking eco-systems.”
“The Truck Driver Training course built my confidence and really prepared me well for a successful career in this field.”
“I chose CLC’s Small Business Development Center for guidance and help meeting people who have already gone through the process of starting a business. They are a great team of experts to have on my side.”
“I became the first community college student accepted as an intern at a newsroom in Erie, Penn., thanks to my experiences on The CLC Chronicle and working with Professor Kupetz. That first internship opened many doors for me.”
“I am currently working part-time as a paralegal while enrolled as a full-time student in Roosevelt University’s Paralegal Studies program. If I had not received the education I had from CLC, I would not have the part-time job.”
“CLC was great preparation for transfer to a four-year school. I got comfortable with my abilities, and I was confident when I transferred to NIU. At CLC, I was also able to explore different courses and my interests.”
“There is something about CLC’s environment and the professors that makes your experience very enjoyable and helps you to do well academically.”
“The course prepared me for a veterinary assistant job and the externship was a great part of the reason I felt prepared.”
“CLC is a melting pot; a microcosm of America. The students come from so many different backgrounds and contexts, that you learn almost as much from your classmates as you do from your courses.”