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Court Reporting Immersion Program

MacCormac College, the nation's oldest Court Reporting Program, is seeking the best of the best students to enroll in our brand new Court Reporting Immersion Program! 

Throughout this program our students will study, live, and grow simultaneously with other students at The Buckingham, Chicago's most beautiful and conveniently located student housing high-rise. During their studies they will be learning using the MacCormac College Theory which has been created and tested by some of the most accomplished court reporters in the nation. With this hands on approach, we believe all matriculated students will be walking across our graduation stage and into the court reporting profession in 24 months or less!

This program will continue to build upon MacCormac’s illustrious history as the first and finest Court Reporting program in the nation. For over 117 years MacCormac has proudly served its community, we have graduated thousands of students over the years and many of them have gone on to be some of the best court reporters in the world.

By living and studying with their fellow classmates, this program will bring them a sense of community amongst their peers unlike any other in the history of MacCormac College. We believe that through their efforts and dedication this process will allow each student to grow and become highly successful in the Court Reporting profession.



Living at The Buckingham is an experience unlike any other. Students will be astounded by all that The Buckingham has to offer:

  • Student housing located on Michigan Avenue, near the Miracle Mile, in the heart of downtown Chicago.
  • Spacious updated and furnished apartments with 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedrooms.
  • Gorgeous views of Lake Michigan, the Buckingham Fountain, the Willis Tower, and much more!
  • Each apartment has large living areas, sizable closets, a dishwasher, and an in unit washer/dryer.
  • Shared spaces throughout the building:
    • Study lounge on the 2nd floor.
    • 24 hour access gym.
    • Top floor recreation and event space (pool table included).


MacCormac College is an industry-leading college of court reporting. IN fact, our Chicago court reporter program was the first in the nation. Graduates of our Associate of Applied Science in Court Reporting degree program will learn how to transcribe and create complete and accurate legal records while taking advantage of exciting internship opportunities and learning skills they can transition from the classroom to the courtroom. When choosing MacCormac College, you can be confident that your instructors are committed to academic success and are prepared to provide the hands-on, skills-based education you're looking for in a court reporting program. We've earned a reputation for excellence among court reporting colleges and have been training court reporters for more than a century.

The heads of this program are some of the best court reporters in the world!

Margaret Sokalski is a 40-year veteran reporter who has been teaching at MacCormac College for more than a decade. In 2019 she was awarded the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) 2019 CASE Educator of the Year.

Donna Urlaub is one of the most recognized names in the court reporting field.  She has been a Certified Shorthand Reporter since 1969 and is a multiple time national, regional, & world Steno Competition Champion, as well an agency owner.


The experience students will receive by living with their classmates and learning at MacCormac College is truly one of a kind. Living in downtown Chicago, students will have access to all that Chicago has to offer including live entertainment, Millennium and Grant Park, great food, museums, and much more! Our hope is that the students will motivate each other, challenge each other, have fun with each other, succeed with each other, and ultimately build lifelong relationships as they graduate and flourish in the profession together.

Their experience isn't just limited to what they do but also what we provide at MacCormac. Students will experience the MacCormac difference from day one and for the rest of their lives. We believe that in working together as a team that we can help students accomplish the goals that they set for themselves. Come experience MacCormac College first hand!

Court Reporting Immersion Program Details & Requirements