Am I ready for college?

We meet you where you are

You’re more ready than you think. Here’s why.

It’s common to have doubts about going to college. The good news is you don’t have to have it all figured out right now. Just take it one step at a time at CLC. We’re the easy-going, low-risk way to do college. We’re ready for you.

Maybe high school math seems like a long time ago or from a distant galaxy. That’s OK. We’ll figure out what you remember and start there.

Every step at CLC is like that. You have people to talk to, guide you and help you figure out what you need next—a health clinic, a math tutor or even a laptop. Free or low-cost support is just part of the package for CLC students.

Go ahead, take the first step. We’re right beside you.

Small classes = personal attention

With a 15:1 student to faculty ratio, your instructors know you by name—not number. At CLC, the instructors are teachers first, researchers and professionals second. They dedicate their careers to helping you learn and grow, in whatever career areas pique your interest.

You learn the same material studied at four-year schools, while you receive the personal attention and feedback possible only in small class sizes.

Why should you choose CLC...

Why should I go to college?

The choice to attend college is a big one. What to study, where to go and—wait—is it even worth it?

How does CLC help me to afford college?

It’s true! There are many ways for you to earn a debt-free degree or certificate from the College of Lake County.

How will CLC help me to be successful?

Explore the many free ways we support your personal journey, education and well-being.

How will I balance school with work/life?

CLC focuses on a multi-faceted approach to keep all aspects of your life in equilibrium. We’ll help you make sure you have enough time to do everything you need to tackle in a day.