What is LARES?

LARES is a recruitment and academic assistance program at the University of Illinois at Chicago. It was established to recruit and to provide academic advising, financial aid and educational assistance to Latinx students at both the high school and college levels. LARES was primarily designed to assist Latinx students who are interested in pursuing higher education and who are in need of guidance and support.


Established to increase UIC enrollment of Latino students, LARES offers assistance in the admissions process and in identifying and acquiring the financial aid necessary to attend UIC. LARES provides individualized counseling, career guidance, and academic advising once a student is enrolled at UIC.

Who Will LARES Help?

LARES was created to work with teachers and high school personnel as well as community agencies and educational service centers. Our recruiters/counselors work as liaisons between the high schools and its communities to the University of Illinois at Chicago. Outreach efforts include school and community visitations and participation in a variety of recruitment events.

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