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Steps for Continuing/Returning Students

Step 1 - Student Record

Determine if your CLC Student Record is "Active"

You do not need to submit a new Student Admission Form. Follow these steps to determine if your record is active.

Important Information for Returning Students

If you plan to complete a degree, you must follow the requirements found in the current catalog, not the catalog in place during the year of your first admission or attendance.

Step 2 - myLogin

Know your username and password

If you know your username and password, you can login into myCLC and access the student systems.

Forgot your username or password?

Step 3 - Advisement

Meet with an Academic Advisor, Counselor or Faculty Advisor

See an academic advisor/counselor or a faculty advisor for help with selecting the appropriate courses to meet your goals.

Step 4 - Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships

CLC offers a complete package of financial aid options (state and federal grants, scholarships, loans and work-study). We encourage students to apply, even if they think they may not be eligible. Many factors go into determining financial aid eligibility, so don’t assume you won’t qualify. Contact the Welcome and One Stop Center in Room B114 at the Grayslake Campus, call (847) 543-2062 or visit for information about completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Alternate Financial Aid Application, and CLC Scholarship Application. CLC’s FAFSA federal school code is 007694, so be sure to use this on your FAFSA.

Step 5 - Register

Select Classes, Check Prerequisites and Register

Review basic proficiencies and course prerequisites to make sure you meet the prerequisites for the classes you select.

Login to the myCLC portal to register for classes. For more information, see How to Register.

Step 6 - Pay


CLC enforces tuition payment deadlines, so it is important to make payment arrangements by your payment due date. To avoid being dropped for nonpayment, students should set up an installment payment plan, pay 40% or more of their balance due, or owe $500 or less. Students receiving financial aid are eligible for an installment payment plan under the “deferred” option. The installment plan only goes into effect if your aid does not cover your full tuition and fee obligation. Students will be dropped from their classes if they have not made payment arrangements. Veterans: Refer to the Veteran’s Request for Certification Form for payment plan requirements, or contact Veteran Student Services at (847) 543-2018.

Visit for details on drop dates and payment options. For more information about tuition payment, call (847) 543-2085. For information about financial aid, call (847) 543-2062.

Step 7 - Textbooks

Get your books and course materials

CLC has a bookstore on each campus, with the Grayslake Campus stocking books for all classes. Ordering online at is the best way to find out pricing and availability. Orders can be picked up at any campus or shipped to your home. When buying in store, please print the Course Material List from myStudentCenter to order. Currently, over 350 titles can be rented. Information can be found on the CLC Bookstore website or by calling (847) 543-2086