Ripon College joins CLC’s Guaranteed Transfer Admission program

Ripon College and College of Lake County, a community college in Grayslake, Illinois, have approved a Guaranteed Transfer Admission agreement for students who want to complete a bachelor’s degree.

This cooperative relationship will facilitate the transfer process from the community college to Ripon College. To guarantee admission to Ripon College, applicants must meet certain requirements, including high school graduation, grade-point average of at least 2.0 from the College of Lake County and English proficiency requirements. Students are eligible to transfer into all undergraduate degree programs at Ripon College and must complete a minimum of 32 semester credits at Ripon College.

“We’re excited to provide this clear path to admission for Lake County students who wish to pursue a four-year degree at Ripon,” said Andrea Young, acting dean of faculty and associate professor of mathematical sciences at Ripon College. “Ripon’s intentionally small campus provides a transformational educational experience, with faculty and staff dedicated to the success of each and every student. Our innovative Catalyst curriculum ensures students are able to complete multiple majors and minors, experiential study and hold internships in four years.”

During enrollment in the Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program, Ripon College will provide advisement to students to discuss academic program requirements and transfer credit policies. Students also may qualify for Ripon College scholarships, ranging from $16,000 to $35,000, annually.

Students who fail to fulfill requirements for the Guaranteed Admissions Program still may apply to Ripon using the traditional admissions process.

Karen Hlavin, CLC vice president for student development, said Ripon is a great addition to CLC’s Guaranteed Transfer Admission program because of its reputation for innovative academic programs and its convenient location, within a 2½-hour drive from Lake County.

“Through this partnership, we’re offering our students yet another high-quality option for Lake County residents,” Hlavin said. “We can now provide qualified students an opportunity to plan their transfer to Ripon several semesters in advance and take advantage of advising from both institutions simultaneously.”

College of Lake County offers transfer and career programs at campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan, as well as several dozen extension sites throughout the county.

To learn more about CLC’s guaranteed transfer admission program, visit or call 847-543-2090. CLC students now can choose from 29 institutions that offer guaranteed admission, ensuring a seamless transfer of credit to the four-year colleges and universities.

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