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UW-Whitewater joins college's Guaranteed Transfer Admission program

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Oct 04, 2019

The College of Lake County and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater recently signed a Guaranteed Transfer Admission agreement. CLC students who transfer to UW-Whitewater to complete a bachelor’s degree will be guaranteed acceptance while completing the requirements in their particular degree.

Karen Hlavin, vice president for student development, said UW-Whitewater’s academic reputation, breadth of degree programs and close proximity combine to make the university a great addition to CLC’s Guaranteed Transfer Admission. “Through this partnership, we’re offering our students yet another high-quality Logo for University of Wisconsin-Whitewateroption that is only about an hour’s drive from Lake County,” Hlavin said. “We can now provide qualified students an opportunity to plan their transfer to UW-Whitewater several semesters in advance and take advantage of advising from both institutions.”

Sarah Oberdeck, assistant director and transfer coordinator at UW-Whitewater, said, “We’re excited to have established this agreement, as it helps provide a clearer academic transition for CLC transfer students continuing their studies at our university. UW-Whitewater has been rated not only as the safest campus in Wisconsin, but also the best value to earn a degree in the University of Wisconsin System. Our university can provide CLC students with an away-from-home experience, in the southeastern Wisconsin lakes region, that’s not too far from family and friends in Lake County, Illinois.”

One student who has experienced both schools is Samantha Rayyan, a human resources major from Libertyville. “At CLC, I discovered my passion for a human resources career, and counselors helped me get started on planning,” she said. “I chose UW-Whitewater because it has an exceptional business school, and an advisor in the university’s Admissions Office was extremely helpful in guiding me through the steps in transferring.”

To learn about CLC’s guaranteed transfer admission program, visit or call (847) 543-2090. CLC students now can choose from 30 institutions that offer guaranteed admission, ensuring a seamless transfer of credit to the four-year colleges and universities. For information about UW-Whitewater, visit or contact Oberdeck at (262) 472-1440 or

About College of Lake County:

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college that delivers high-quality, accessible learning opportunities to advance student success and strengthen the diverse communities served in the northeastern suburbs of Chicago. The flagship campus is located in Grayslake, with additional campuses in Waukegan (Lakeshore) and Vernon Hills (Southlake). The college also offers many online courses.