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Level UP will prepare you for college-level coursework in a college environment. Students can save up to $3,000 in tuition and textbooks and eliminate up to 3 semesters of classes. Not only can you accelerate your education in English and Math, but develop a support system with peers, faculty, and staff. Get involved with a close ​community of highly motivated peers and supportive teachers.                                                   
Be ready to take a new path with your education and apply early to ensure a seat!                                                           

Here are the three steps you MUST complete in order to be ready for the first day of Level UP:                                                          

1. Please apply to the City Colleges of Chicago.                                                           

2. Once you have applied to CCC and you receive your Student ID number, take the COMPASS Placement Test. (Some colleges may require you to attend an orientation before taking the COMPASS Placement Test) The test takes 2-3 hours. You can take the test at any of the City Colleges of Chicago. For more information about testing times and locations, please visit the link below:                                                           

Placement Testing Information                                                           

Take time to prepare for the COMPASS test! Your success on this test may mean the difference between 4 weeks and 48 weeks of developmental coursework. Use the link below to help you practice for the COMPASS exam:                                                           

COMPASS Test Prep                                                           

3. Please apply to the LevelUp program: the Online application is available at LevelUp online application                                                   

or you can download the paper application here​​​​​ at then fax or email the application back to 312-553-3306 fax/LevelUp email.                                                 

After you send us your application, we will send you a confirmation e-mail with more information. Contact us at or at (773)-COLLEGE if you have any questions.                                                           

Faculty & Staff

Harold Washington Coordinator: Asif Wilson 312-553-3217                 

Kennedy-King Coordinator: Shandria Holmes, 773-602-5105                                                   

Malcolm X Coordinator: Adamma Lotsu,, 312-850-4504                                                 

Olive-Harvey Coordinator: Sudipta Roy,, 773-291-6495

Wright Coordinator: Richard Zelenka,, 773-481-8250​          


Contact Information

226 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60606
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