How to Apply

Applying to CLC is easy

All you need is your personal email address to start. Other requirements can follow and your College and Career Navigator (CCN) will guide you through the onboarding process.

Submit the application form

We’ll respond to your application quickly—usually within 1 business day—with two emails:

  1. Your CLC myLogin username
  2. Your temporary password

Use your provided login information to access the student portal. Once there, you have access to your CLC email and can complete the steps you need to:

  1. Complete your academic record
  2. Finalize application for financial aid and scholarships
  3. Complete CLC pre-orientation activities
  4. Schedule time with your CCN and register for your first-semester classes
  5. Attend New Student Convocation
  6. Pay your tuition fees or set up a payment plan

In addition to these two emails, we send you an official admission letter through the U.S. Mail. This letter also has your login information, so hold on to it.

If you have any questions—reach out to your CCN.

Register for Spring Classes

Virtual Registration Assistance

Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Chat with us on Lancer Live Chat to schedule your Virtual Registration Assistance via Zoom

On Campus Registration Assistance

Room A111, Grayslake Campus

Monday to Thursday: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Need help?

A College & Career Navigator (CCN) is ready to answer your questions and assist with your application, academic program selection, class enrollment and connecting you with resources as needed, making your journey at CLC smoother.

Talk to a College & Career Navigator

F-1 international students

Welcome, international students! Review the steps you need to take to apply as an F-1 student.

Explore the degree program options available to you, organized by field of interest. Get help with the admission process. We also offer courses for learning English or improving your fluency.

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Be debt-free at CLC

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