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College of Lake County and DeVry University partner to offer graduates a seamless transfer pathway

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jan 13, 2022

College of Lake County (CLC) is helping its graduates continue their education by seamlessly transferring the 60 credits they’ve earned from a qualifying associate degree to DeVry University to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Technical Management. Students can choose from over 10 specializations in fields that can prepare them for today’s digital workforce when enrolling in DeVry’s Business Administration or Technical Management degree programs. CLC students can transfer seamlessly through DeVry’s Advantage60 Transfer Pledge, which is designed so community college graduates receive an instant transcript evaluation and keep their earned credits when transferring to DeVry.

According to John Mullane, president of College Transfer Solutions, “The largest barrier to a transfer student completing a bachelor’s degree is losing credits when transferring {sic}, the more credits they lose, the less likely they are to be able to complete their degree .” According to a report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office,  transfer students lost, on average, 43 percent of their credits, costing students more time and money to complete their post-secondary education.

“We value our partnerships with four-year colleges, and the Advantage60 Pledge marks a significant milestone in our goal of helping students move through their educational journey,” said CLC President Lori Suddick, Ed.D. “We’re especially proud to offer our students the opportunity to transfer to a four-year university without losing any of their hard-earned credits. As a community college, we want our students to continue with their education and ultimately succeed in work and life.”

Similar to their personalized experience at CLC, students who transfer to DeVry are immediately assigned a Student Support Advisor who guides students through their course selection, academic planning, financial aid, and graduation requirements. CLC students will also be considered for a Future Ready Transfer Scholarship, offered by DeVry, which provides $1,000 during the first eight-week session and $6,100 to complete their last 12 credit hours, for a maximum lifetime award of up to $7,100.

For transfer students who apply and qualify, scholarships are a great way to help fund your education. Scholarships do not need to be repaid, although in some cases, you will need to uphold a certain grade point average, academic standing, or other eligibility requirement in order to receive the funds. Visit our Scholarships and Grants page to learn more.

About College of Lake County

College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.