Illinois-Based Partner Institutions – GradPlan


Illinois-Based Partner Institutions

Some Illinois colleges have added benefits just for OneGoal Fellows.

Did You Know?

OneGoal has 24 partner institutions in the state of Illinois, which includes two-year and four-year colleges, and job training programs. These partners recognize and value the support OneGoal provides to its students, and they want you on their campuses and in their programs.

These supports can include an application process specific to OneGoal Fellows, additional scholarship opportunities, or an advisor on campus who specifically works with Fellows.

How do I take advantage of this opportunity?

If you apply to one of OneGoal’s partner institutions please include on your application – and on any essay you you have to submit – that you are a OneGoal Fellow. You should also let your PD know that you are applying to one of these colleges. They may have additional contacts at the school they can reach out to.

What can I expect from OneGoal’s partners?

Each relationship is different, but OneGoal’s most successful postsecondary partnerships include four important pillars:

Admission & Enrollment Help

The admissions team caters to OneGoal Fellows during high school, provides summer support, and requires a family-inclusive enrollment process.

Financial Aid Benefits

Financial aid team creates scholarships for all OneGoal Fellows who attend the institution.

Persistence Supports

Student success team organizes programs dedicated to persistence for first generation, low income, and undocumented students. These efforts prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Focus on Graduation

Campus leaders focus academic and personal supports for OneGoal Fellows so they graduate at a rate which is at or above the college’s average for underrepresented minorities (URM).

Which Illinois Programs are a Part of OneGoal’s Network?

Here is the current list of OneGoal’s partner programs in the state of Illinois, and where each program is located:

Two-Year Colleges

Arrupe College – Chicago, IL

Daley College – Chicago, IL

Harold Washington College – Chicago, IL

Kennedy-King College – Chicago, IL

Malcolm X College – Chicago, IL

Olive-Harvey College – Chicago, IL

Truman College – Chicago, IL

Wilbur Wright College – Chicago, IL

Four-Year Colleges

Augustana College – Rock Island, IL

Columbia College – Chicago, IL

DePaul University – Chicago, IL

Dominican University – River Forest, IL

Elmhurst University – Elmhurst, IL

Illinois State University – Normal, IL

National Louis University – Chicago, IL

North Park University – Chicago, IL

Roosevelt University – Chicago, IL

Saint Xavier University – Chicago, IL

Univ. of Illinois-Chicago – Chicago, IL

Univ. of Illinois-Springfield – Springfield, IL

University of Illinois – Champaign, IL

Western Illinois University – Macomb, IL

Job Training Programs

YearUp – Chicago, IL.

Interested? Talk to your PD about the great opportunities available for OneGoal Fellows at these programs and consider applying. This is a great way to take advantage of your status as a OneGoal Fellow!

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