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New Student Orientation & Welcome Programs

Welcome to CLC! Our orientation and welcome programs will provide you and your family with information, resources, and support to help you succeed.

First steps:

  1. Haven't applied to CLC? — Apply Now
  2. Setup myLogin, your CLC student login.
  3. Submit academic proficiency materials to the Office of Student Records — 
    ACT/SAT scores, CLC Placement Test Scores, High School Transcript or GED.
    If you need to verify that the College has received your application materials, please contact the office of Student Records.
  4. If you are considering utilizing Financial Aid to cover your college expenses, be sure to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at (CLC Federal School Code: 007694)

Now you are ready to become a CLC Lancer!

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1. Complete the Starting Out at CLC module.

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Enter your name, CLC ID number, preferred email, and preferred  phone number. If you don’t know your ID number, check your email or log into your Student Center to access the number.

The online Starting Out at CLC module takes approximately 12 minutes to complete. If you need to stop for any reason, you can log in later and resume your pre-orientation.

If you are unable to complete the module for any reason, please contact us at 847-543-2090 or for assistance.

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2. Meet with your College and Career Navigator.

After completing Starting Out at CLC, you will meet your College and Career Navigator (CCN). Contact your CCN to schedule an appointment. Call the Student Recruiting and Onboarding office at (847) 543-2090 or email for assistance. Please ensure you have submitted your ACT/SAT test scores and any high school or college transcripts to Student Records prior to meeting with your CCN.

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3. Register for classes.

After meeting with your CCN and selecting classes, log on to the Student Center via the myCLC login and use Schedule Builder to register. How to Use Schedule Builder (PDF).

The link to this module will be available in mid-May.

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4. Complete New Student Convocation and online orientation!

After you register for classes, you will receive more information through your CLC student email about online orientation and New Student Convocation. Convocation is the official welcome to CLC and includes an opportunity to meet with an Academic Success Advisor (ASA) in your academic Field of Interest.

New students starting in Summer 2023 are required to attend convocation and complete orientation:

  1. Register for your New Student Convocation. Chose one convocation to attend.
  2. Complete your Paying for College online orientation module. Visit and enter with your name and CLC ID number to start the module. If you don’t know your ID number, check your CLC email or log into your Student Center to access the number.
  3. Complete your Ready to Launch online orientation module. Visit and enter with your name and CLC ID number to start the module.

If you have questions about orientation or convocation, please email or call (847) 543-2348.

International Students

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International Students studying at CLC are required to complete the admission process through the Department of Global Engagement (DGE). DGE schedules a three day new international student orientation at the beginning of each term. Please refer to the instructions sent to you with your I-20 in order to fully complete your admission and orientation requirements. Take note that the on-campus, and traditionally in-person orientation is required and takes place the week before your courses start. More information will be sent to you directly concerning orientation, but if you have questions in the meantime, please reach out to


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Parents may view CLC’s online orientation as a guest in order to learn more about academic programs, paying for college, student support services and student life.

Additional Resources

  • Learn about CLC’s free student resources designed especially for you
  • Download the Navigate app so you have access to resources and appointment scheduling: Google Play - App Store
  • Check your student email more easily through the Gmail app, download here: Android - Apple