PSP, expanded and rebranded!
Beginning in August 2024, the Personal Success Program (PSP) will become the Lancer Explore Institute (LEI). Along with vocational skill development, LEI will present diverse enrichment opportunities to foster personal growth and social interaction. Keep an eye out for what's on the horizon!

The Personal Success Program (PSP) at the College of Lake County provides adult students with mild to moderate disabilities an enriching educational experience within a college setting. PSP provides access to students who might not otherwise pursue post-secondary education. Its purpose is to teach foundational skills and concepts for various professions and offer opportunities to experience college life.

Key aspects: Continued learning, college life experience, tailored curriculum, supportive environment, life and job skills, independence and relationship building.

Requirements for acceptance into the program:
To begin the enrollment process for PSP, prospective students must schedule an initial interview and orientation. The interview is essential to determine eligibility prior to enrolling in classes.

  • All new students must submit an application form and be interviewed
  • Students must be 18 years or older and
    • be able to attend class independently
    • have their own transportation to class
    • sign a Student Agreement aligned with College of Lake County’s student code of conduct
    • be excited and ready to learn new things!

Classes are taught by instructors with specialized knowledge in the subject matter and/or special education experience, delivering a curriculum tailored to the student's learning level and presented at a more gradual pace. Note: Certain classes require a minimum 3rd grade reading level.

All classes are not offered every semester.

Want to learn more before applying to the program?
Register for an upcoming info session and tour to explore the possibilities available through this program and get answers to any questions you may have.


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