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Level UP is a class designed for City Colleges of Chicago students to jumpstart students into college credit and the college experience.

Download our City Colleges of Chicago - Level Up Flyer (PDF Format) for upcoming class schedule information!

Program Overview

Get ahead with Level UP, a free program for City Colleges of Chicago students. This program will prepare you for college-level coursework and a college environment. Students can save up to $3000 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. Choose a schedule that fits your needs (a half day for one subject or whole day for both English and Math), with a morning and afternoon sessions available.

Selection Criteria

  • Incoming City Colleges of Chicago student with high school diploma or GED
  • Current City Colleges of Chicago students not enrolled in credit courses

Application Process Checklist

Complete the following steps prior to the posted deadline date to be considered for the Level UP program:

  • Complete the City Colleges of Chicago application form AND the Level UP application
  • Submit ACT or CCC Placement exam scores
  • Mail, fax or email documents

A link to the applicant’s Letter of Recommendation will be emailed to your high school counselor/instructor after completing your online application to the program:


We are glad you want to get started in college with the Level UP Program!

Additional questions regarding the Level UP application, recommendation form or program should be directed to the Level UP program department at

In order to complete the Level UP Program student application, select the "checkbox" box below to certify you have read and understand the Level UP Program requirements on this page.

By making this selection, you are certifying to the City Colleges of Chicago that you have read and understand the student requirements for the Level UP Program.

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