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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!        

Level UP Winter sessions are at following City Colleges campuses:

Kennedy King College:
Orientation Friday Dec. 12th @ 11:00am room Y-215

December 15th - December 30th (excluding Dec. 24th- 26th)
Monday - Friday
8am - 1pm
Room: Y-108 and Y-109

December 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th)
Monday & Tuesday
9am -5pm
Room: Y-215

Malcolm X College:
January 5th - February 6th (Enrollment Closed)

Olive-Harvey College:
Orientation Thursday December 11th @ 4pm room 3319

December 15th - December 23rd
Monday - Friday
9am - 1:15pm
Room: 2414

December 15th - December 23rd
Monday - Friday
1:30pm - 5:45pm
Room: 2414

Wright College:

December 15th - December 19th
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:00pm
Room: S-305

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 LevelUP-Application.docx 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)-265-5343 if you have any questions.         

Faculty & Staff

Harold Washington Coordinator: John Bragelman 312-553-3217

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

Malcolm X Coordinator: Adamma May,, 312-850-7397 

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

Wright Coordinator: Richard Zelenka,, 773-481-8434 





Contact Information

773-COLLEGE (773-265-5343)
226 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60606
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