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Choosing a College is often about finding the right fit. Over the past four decades, more than a quarter of a million students have tried Waubonsee on for size, and we encourage you to do the same. Because no matter who you are or why you’re enrolling, you have a place here.


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YOURSELF at Waubonsee

As you search for the right college for your future, remember to use both your head and your heart. Use your head to look at things such as class size, majors offered, tuition, financial aid and a whole host of other measurable characteristics. Also be sure to listen to your heart about things like the campus atmosphere, the student body and the quality of the teachers. Ultimately, you are looking to find a school that feels right — a school that is the right fit for you. Students from all walks of life with all kinds of educational goals have found Waubonsee Community College to be the right fit for them to realize their dreams and see their futures take shape. We offer the quality instruction, small class sizes, transferable courses, competitive tuition and personalized support you need to succeed. While students enroll at Waubonsee with unique goals and educational plans, they share a common outcome — they achieve more than they ever thought possible. As you learn more about Waubonsee, there’s a good chance you’ll find that it is the right fit for you. Good luck in your college search. Christine J. Sobek, Ed.D. President, Waubonsee Community College

As you search for the right college for your future, remember to use both your head and your heart. Use your head to look at things such as class size, majors offered, tuition, financial aid and a whole host of other measurable characteristics. Also be sure to listen to your heart about things like the campus atmosphere, the student body and the quality of the teachers. Ultimately, you are looking to find a school that feels right — a school that is the right fit for you.

Choosing a college is often about finding the right fit.

Students from all walks of life with all kinds of educational goals have found Waubonsee Community College to be the right fit for them to realize their dreams and see their futures take shape. We offer the quality instruction, small class sizes, transferable courses, competitive tuition and personalized support you need to succeed.

Over the past four decades, more than a quarter of a million students have tried Waubonsee on for size, and we encourage you to do the same. Because no matter who you are or why you’re enrolling, you have a place here.

While students enroll at Waubonsee with unique goals and educational plans, they share a common outcome — they achieve more than they ever thought possible.

www.waubonsee.edu

As you learn more about Waubonsee, there’s a good chance you’ll find that it is the right fit for you. Good luck in your college search. Christine J. Sobek, Ed.D. President, Waubonsee Community College


And when you’re here, you’ll get the individualized attention you need to develop both academically and personally. We treat each student as an individual with a unique profile and a unique pathway to success.


Waubonsee Community College offers more than 130 degrees and certificates in today’s most exciting and in-demand fields. Each is designed to equip you with the knowledge and experience you need to get a jump-start on a bachelor’s degree or gain an immediate edge in the workplace.


At Waubonsee, it is our faculty members and your ability to interact with them that sets us apart from other schools. Our instructors are focused on you and the quality of education you are receiving, not on publishing or padding their own résumés. Many of our faculty members draw on their years of real world experience to deliver relevant knowledge and applicable skills. Their commitment to their classroom responsibilities, combined with our small class sizes, means you’ll have the chance to work with instructors one-on-one, getting the individualized attention you need to be successful.

Find an academic Program that Fits

COMpuTer ACCess These days, college coursework requires working on a computer, but don’t panic if you don’t have one. Visit one of our state-of-the-art campus computer labs to access a wide range of software packages, laser printers and scanners.

DAy CAre For your convenience, affordable day care for children ages 3 to 6 is available at both the sugar Grove and Aurora Campuses. While you’re in class, your child(ren) will be engaged in a variety of developmentally appropriate activities.

ACCess CenTer FOr sTuDenTs WiTh DisAbiliTies (ACsD) The Access Center coordinates academic accommodations and other services for students with disabilities (hearing impairment, learning disabilities, visual impairment, psychiatric disorders, chronic illnesses or mobility impairment).

Waubonsee academically prepared me to go to a four-year university. Waubonsee really set me up to succeed. It put me on the path I’m on today. At the end of the day, it all started at Waubonsee.

Words like friend, mentor, counselor and adviser describe the many roles I gladly assume to ensure each student has both a positive learning and life experience at Waubonsee. From day one, we are on a first-name basis, and students past or present know the door to my office is always open to them.

sTuDenT suppOrT serViCes This federally funded TriO program provides individual tutoring, counseling, cultural enrichment activities and workshops to eligible students, including first-generation college students from low-income homes and students with disabilities who struggle academically.

CAreer serViCes CenTer The job search process can be stressful, so don’t go through it alone. Come to Career services to learn more about in-demand career fields, internship opportunities, and résumé writing and interviewing techniques.

88.4 PercenT of occuPATIonAl GrAduATes Are emPloyed or enrolled In furTher educATIon wIThIn one yeAr of GrAduATIon (fy 2007, IccB)

Our Faculty — Profiles in Dedication

Puamuh T. Ghogomu II Attorney and Alumnus Jim Armitage Associate Professor of Automotive Technology, 2008 Outstanding Faculty Member

88.4%


AnnuAl TuiTiOn AnD Fees * Source: College Board

Four-year private* :

Four-year public* :

2008-2009 Waubonsee:

$23,712

$6,185

$1,968

trAnsfer degrees establish a strong educational foundation by earning a two-year associate degree and then build on that foundation by enrolling at a four-year school. Waubonsee offers five transfer degrees:

An AffordAble educAtion thAt PAys When you’re preparing for college, there is so much to do, so much to know and so much to spend. but your education doesn’t have to break the bank. Waubonsee’s tuition costs won’t strain your financial resources or put you into considerable debt. And in the long term, a degree from Waubonsee can pay big dividends. in fact, individuals with associate degrees earn an average of $9,000 more per year than high school graduates.

• Associate in Arts (AA) • Associate in Science (AS) • Associate in Engineering Science (AES) • Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) • Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)

trAnsfer without worry no matter what four-year college or university you want to attend, our counselors will work with you to determine the courses you can take here to fulfill the necessary requirements there.

finAnciAl Aid cAn helP Waubonsee offers a superior educational value, but expenses can still add up. To further assist you in paying your way through college, we offer four types of financial aid:

if you’re transferring to a school in illinois, you will want to know about these special programs: Transfer Guarantee When it comes to credit transfers, we provide peace of mind. We guarantee that certain courses will transfer to in-state colleges and universities, or we will refund the tuition you paid for those credits (see college catalog for details).

Grants need-based financial aid that you do not have to pay back; grants are offered through state and federal programs.

Employment Federal Work study places students in part-time campus jobs based on financial aid. Additional oncampus and off-campus job opportunities are also available to help pay for college.

leT us help yOu DO The MATh Our financial aid staff members are here to help you develop a plan to pay for college. phOne: (630) 466-7900, ext. 5774 e-MAil: financialaid@waubonsee.edu Web siTe: www.waubonsee.edu/financialaid

Scholarships new students may apply for Waubonsee Foundation scholarships by completing a scholarship application form. local high school students with high scholastic achievement and leadership potential may earn a lucile Gustafson scholarship, which covers the full cost of tuition for 64 semester hours. For details on all scholarships offered, visit www.waubonsee.edu/scholarships.

Loans Cover educational expenses that other forms of financial aid do not cover. repayment is required and terms vary. some loans are need-based.

I am proud to be part of the faculty here at Waubonsee. My colleagues are not only some of the best educators and individuals I know, they are also deeply committed to their disciplines. Given the experience, energy, knowledge and commitment to excellence of the Waubonsee faculty, our students thrive in a rich, attentive classroom environment. Teaching is so much more than a job for me. It is my vocation and passion.

Allison destefano Communications Instructor

Illinois Articulation Initiative Waubonsee Community College participates in the illinois Articulation initiative (iAi), which simplifies the process of transferring from Waubonsee to a variety of public and private four-year schools in illinois. Following the curriculum for our Associate in Arts or Associate in science degrees ensures you are completing the general education requirements at any iAi school. For a list of participating schools, visit www.itransfer.org.

Programs That Put You to Work CAreer eDuCATiOn DeGrees AnD CerTiFiCATes planning to enter or return to the workforce and need specialized training? Consider these options: Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree • Generally takes two years to complete • Includes career-focused and general education courses Certificates of Achievement • Most can be completed in one year or less • Includes only career-focused courses

GenerAl eDuCATiOn DeGrees AnD CerTiFiCATes if you want to earn college credit while taking courses in a variety of disciplines, you can pursue a broader educational program: • Associate in General Studies (AGS) • General Studies Certificate

unDeCiDeD not sure what program to pursue? That’s OK. you’re in good company. Approximately 60 percent of our students are undecided about their majors when they first enroll. Waubonsee will help you find the path that’s best for you as you earn credit toward a degree or certificate.

www.waubonsee.edu/majors

GeT T he ATTenTIon y ou need wITh A sTu d enT:fA cu lTy rATI o o f 1 5 :1 .

Credits You Can Carry with You

Graduate in Good Financial Shape

15:1


AnnuAl TuiTiOn AnD Fees * Source: College Board

Four-year private* :

Four-year public* :

2008-2009 Waubonsee:

$23,712

$6,185

$1,968

trAnsfer degrees establish a strong educational foundation by earning a two-year associate degree and then build on that foundation by enrolling at a four-year school. Waubonsee offers five transfer degrees:

An AffordAble educAtion thAt PAys When you’re preparing for college, there is so much to do, so much to know and so much to spend. but your education doesn’t have to break the bank. Waubonsee’s tuition costs won’t strain your financial resources or put you into considerable debt. And in the long term, a degree from Waubonsee can pay big dividends. in fact, individuals with associate degrees earn an average of $9,000 more per year than high school graduates.

• Associate in Arts (AA) • Associate in Science (AS) • Associate in Engineering Science (AES) • Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) • Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)

trAnsfer without worry no matter what four-year college or university you want to attend, our counselors will work with you to determine the courses you can take here to fulfill the necessary requirements there.

finAnciAl Aid cAn helP Waubonsee offers a superior educational value, but expenses can still add up. To further assist you in paying your way through college, we offer four types of financial aid:

if you’re transferring to a school in illinois, you will want to know about these special programs: Transfer Guarantee When it comes to credit transfers, we provide peace of mind. We guarantee that certain courses will transfer to in-state colleges and universities, or we will refund the tuition you paid for those credits (see college catalog for details).

Grants need-based financial aid that you do not have to pay back; grants are offered through state and federal programs.

Employment Federal Work study places students in part-time campus jobs based on financial aid. Additional oncampus and off-campus job opportunities are also available to help pay for college.

leT us help yOu DO The MATh Our financial aid staff members are here to help you develop a plan to pay for college. phOne: (630) 466-7900, ext. 5774 e-MAil: financialaid@waubonsee.edu Web siTe: www.waubonsee.edu/financialaid

Scholarships new students may apply for Waubonsee Foundation scholarships by completing a scholarship application form. local high school students with high scholastic achievement and leadership potential may earn a lucile Gustafson scholarship, which covers the full cost of tuition for 64 semester hours. For details on all scholarships offered, visit www.waubonsee.edu/scholarships.

Loans Cover educational expenses that other forms of financial aid do not cover. repayment is required and terms vary. some loans are need-based.

I am proud to be part of the faculty here at Waubonsee. My colleagues are not only some of the best educators and individuals I know, they are also deeply committed to their disciplines. Given the experience, energy, knowledge and commitment to excellence of the Waubonsee faculty, our students thrive in a rich, attentive classroom environment. Teaching is so much more than a job for me. It is my vocation and passion.

Allison destefano Communications Instructor

Illinois Articulation Initiative Waubonsee Community College participates in the illinois Articulation initiative (iAi), which simplifies the process of transferring from Waubonsee to a variety of public and private four-year schools in illinois. Following the curriculum for our Associate in Arts or Associate in science degrees ensures you are completing the general education requirements at any iAi school. For a list of participating schools, visit www.itransfer.org.

Programs That Put You to Work CAreer eDuCATiOn DeGrees AnD CerTiFiCATes planning to enter or return to the workforce and need specialized training? Consider these options: Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree • Generally takes two years to complete • Includes career-focused and general education courses Certificates of Achievement • Most can be completed in one year or less • Includes only career-focused courses

GenerAl eDuCATiOn DeGrees AnD CerTiFiCATes if you want to earn college credit while taking courses in a variety of disciplines, you can pursue a broader educational program: • Associate in General Studies (AGS) • General Studies Certificate

unDeCiDeD not sure what program to pursue? That’s OK. you’re in good company. Approximately 60 percent of our students are undecided about their majors when they first enroll. Waubonsee will help you find the path that’s best for you as you earn credit toward a degree or certificate.

www.waubonsee.edu/majors

GeT T he ATTenTIon y ou need wITh A sTu d enT:fA cu lTy rATI o o f 1 5 :1 .

Credits You Can Carry with You

Graduate in Good Financial Shape

15:1


At Waubonsee, it is our faculty members and your ability to interact with them that sets us apart from other schools. Our instructors are focused on you and the quality of education you are receiving, not on publishing or padding their own résumés. Many of our faculty members draw on their years of real world experience to deliver relevant knowledge and applicable skills. Their commitment to their classroom responsibilities, combined with our small class sizes, means you’ll have the chance to work with instructors one-on-one, getting the individualized attention you need to be successful.

Find an academic Program that Fits

COMpuTer ACCess These days, college coursework requires working on a computer, but don’t panic if you don’t have one. Visit one of our state-of-the-art campus computer labs to access a wide range of software packages, laser printers and scanners.

DAy CAre For your convenience, affordable day care for children ages 3 to 6 is available at both the sugar Grove and Aurora Campuses. While you’re in class, your child(ren) will be engaged in a variety of developmentally appropriate activities.

ACCess CenTer FOr sTuDenTs WiTh DisAbiliTies (ACsD) The Access Center coordinates academic accommodations and other services for students with disabilities (hearing impairment, learning disabilities, visual impairment, psychiatric disorders, chronic illnesses or mobility impairment).

Waubonsee academically prepared me to go to a four-year university. Waubonsee really set me up to succeed. It put me on the path I’m on today. At the end of the day, it all started at Waubonsee.

Words like friend, mentor, counselor and adviser describe the many roles I gladly assume to ensure each student has both a positive learning and life experience at Waubonsee. From day one, we are on a first-name basis, and students past or present know the door to my office is always open to them.

sTuDenT suppOrT serViCes This federally funded TriO program provides individual tutoring, counseling, cultural enrichment activities and workshops to eligible students, including first-generation college students from low-income homes and students with disabilities who struggle academically.

CAreer serViCes CenTer The job search process can be stressful, so don’t go through it alone. Come to Career services to learn more about in-demand career fields, internship opportunities, and résumé writing and interviewing techniques.

88.4 PercenT of occuPATIonAl GrAduATes Are emPloyed or enrolled In furTher educATIon wIThIn one yeAr of GrAduATIon (fy 2007, IccB)

Our Faculty — Profiles in Dedication

Puamuh T. Ghogomu II Attorney and Alumnus Jim Armitage Associate Professor of Automotive Technology, 2008 Outstanding Faculty Member

88.4%


Course Scheduling Take classes during the day, in the evening, Online Courses one day a week or every day, even on weekends. A leader in online education, Waubonsee has We offer classes that run 16, eight or four weeks. developed nearly 180 online credit courses and is one of the few higher education institutions in Fast Track Illinois to offer fully accredited associate degrees These courses allow highly motivated students to through distance learning. complete an associate degree in half the time it Interactive TV Courses usually takes. These courses use two-way broadcast TV Weekend College technology to connect Waubonsee’s campuses, Students with weekday work and family allowing a student and an instructor at different commitments can take classes on Friday evenings, locations to interact as if in the same classroom. Saturdays and Sundays to earn credit toward a Telecourses degree or to complete a specialized certificate. Put your DVD player to good use by taking Course Locations a course that uses DVD-based instruction No matter where you live in our district, Waubonsee and textbooks. is close to home. We currently have three convenient campuses — Sugar Grove, downtown Aurora and Copley. A fourth campus is under development in Plano and will open in 2011. Courses are also offered at more than 40 other community sites throughout the district, as well as online.

We recognize that you have more going on in your life than just your classes. That’s why we offer a variety of convenient course schedules and formats that allow you to save time and gas money.

93 percent of the faculty at Waubonsee have a master’s or doctorate degree.

The Ability to Shape Your Learning Experience

93%


Clubs and Activities: Academic Teams Diversity Fine Arts Honor Societies Human Rights Intramural Sports Journalism Music Politics Professional Organizations Religion Student Government THEATRE And More…

ATHLETICS: Men’s Sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Golf Soccer Tennis Wrestling Women’s Sports Basketball Cross Country Soccer Softball Tennis Volleyball


Shape Your Character by Getting Involved While classroom instruction shapes your mind, extracurricular activities shape your character. learn leadership skills, explore interests and make friends by joining a club or playing on a team.

AthleticS if you’re an athlete who wants to get some playing time in your freshman and sophomore years, come to Waubonsee. We compete in the illinois Skyway collegiate conference and are a part of the national Junior college Athletic Association (nJcAA). • 85 percent of our student-athletes move on to a four-year college or university. • Every athlete participates in the StudentAthletes taking Academic responsibility (S.t.A.r.) Program, which is designed to help students succeed through counseling, seminars and study hall sessions.

Waubonsee has been exactly what I needed. It’s been wonderful. It’s been everything I wanted in my education and more.

ashley lewis Professional Musician and Alumna


The Tools You Need to Reach Your Goals our faculty and staff are with you every step of the way as you progress on your journey toward accomplishing your goals.

counSelinG center counselors can help you define your academic and career goals, choose transferable courses and the right program of study, and cope with personal issues that can interfere with your academic progress.

leArninG enhAncement center if you’re feeling overwhelmed or disorganized, turn to us to enhance your skills in areas such as time management, note taking, memorization, studying, reading comprehension and test taking.

tutorinG

I never knew what I could do before Waubonsee. I loved every single one of my teachers. They each impacted my life positively. My future took shape here. I discovered who I was and where my talents were. I gained inspiration and had so many positive role models.

sonia Zafar Graduate Student and Alumna

everyone needs a little extra help sometimes, so all students are welcome to take advantage of our free walk-in tutoring in a variety of subjects.


At Waubonsee, it is our faculty members and your ability to interact with them that sets us apart from other schools. Our instructors are focused on you and the quality of education you are receiving, not on publishing or padding their own résumés. Many of our faculty members draw on their years of real world experience to deliver relevant knowledge and applicable skills. Their commitment to their classroom responsibilities, combined with our small class sizes, means you’ll have the chance to work with instructors one-on-one, getting the individualized attention you need to be successful.

Find an academic Program that Fits

COMpuTer ACCess These days, college coursework requires working on a computer, but don’t panic if you don’t have one. Visit one of our state-of-the-art campus computer labs to access a wide range of software packages, laser printers and scanners.

DAy CAre For your convenience, affordable day care for children ages 3 to 6 is available at both the sugar Grove and Aurora Campuses. While you’re in class, your child(ren) will be engaged in a variety of developmentally appropriate activities.

ACCess CenTer FOr sTuDenTs WiTh DisAbiliTies (ACsD) The Access Center coordinates academic accommodations and other services for students with disabilities (hearing impairment, learning disabilities, visual impairment, psychiatric disorders, chronic illnesses or mobility impairment).

Waubonsee academically prepared me to go to a four-year university. Waubonsee really set me up to succeed. It put me on the path I’m on today. At the end of the day, it all started at Waubonsee.

Words like friend, mentor, counselor and adviser describe the many roles I gladly assume to ensure each student has both a positive learning and life experience at Waubonsee. From day one, we are on a first-name basis, and students past or present know the door to my office is always open to them.

sTuDenT suppOrT serViCes This federally funded TriO program provides individual tutoring, counseling, cultural enrichment activities and workshops to eligible students, including first-generation college students from low-income homes and students with disabilities who struggle academically.

CAreer serViCes CenTer The job search process can be stressful, so don’t go through it alone. Come to Career services to learn more about in-demand career fields, internship opportunities, and résumé writing and interviewing techniques.

88.4 PercenT of occuPATIonAl GrAduATes Are emPloyed or enrolled In furTher educATIon wIThIn one yeAr of GrAduATIon (fy 2007, IccB)

Our Faculty — Profiles in Dedication

Puamuh T. Ghogomu II Attorney and Alumnus Jim Armitage Associate Professor of Automotive Technology, 2008 Outstanding Faculty Member

88.4%


AnnuAl TuiTiOn AnD Fees * Source: College Board

Four-year private* :

Four-year public* :

2008-2009 Waubonsee:

$23,712

$6,185

$1,968

trAnsfer degrees establish a strong educational foundation by earning a two-year associate degree and then build on that foundation by enrolling at a four-year school. Waubonsee offers five transfer degrees:

An AffordAble educAtion thAt PAys When you’re preparing for college, there is so much to do, so much to know and so much to spend. but your education doesn’t have to break the bank. Waubonsee’s tuition costs won’t strain your financial resources or put you into considerable debt. And in the long term, a degree from Waubonsee can pay big dividends. in fact, individuals with associate degrees earn an average of $9,000 more per year than high school graduates.

• Associate in Arts (AA) • Associate in Science (AS) • Associate in Engineering Science (AES) • Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) • Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)

trAnsfer without worry no matter what four-year college or university you want to attend, our counselors will work with you to determine the courses you can take here to fulfill the necessary requirements there.

finAnciAl Aid cAn helP Waubonsee offers a superior educational value, but expenses can still add up. To further assist you in paying your way through college, we offer four types of financial aid:

if you’re transferring to a school in illinois, you will want to know about these special programs: Transfer Guarantee When it comes to credit transfers, we provide peace of mind. We guarantee that certain courses will transfer to in-state colleges and universities, or we will refund the tuition you paid for those credits (see college catalog for details).

Grants need-based financial aid that you do not have to pay back; grants are offered through state and federal programs.

Employment Federal Work study places students in part-time campus jobs based on financial aid. Additional oncampus and off-campus job opportunities are also available to help pay for college.

leT us help yOu DO The MATh Our financial aid staff members are here to help you develop a plan to pay for college. phOne: (630) 466-7900, ext. 5774 e-MAil: financialaid@waubonsee.edu Web siTe: www.waubonsee.edu/financialaid

Scholarships new students may apply for Waubonsee Foundation scholarships by completing a scholarship application form. local high school students with high scholastic achievement and leadership potential may earn a lucile Gustafson scholarship, which covers the full cost of tuition for 64 semester hours. For details on all scholarships offered, visit www.waubonsee.edu/scholarships.

Loans Cover educational expenses that other forms of financial aid do not cover. repayment is required and terms vary. some loans are need-based.

I am proud to be part of the faculty here at Waubonsee. My colleagues are not only some of the best educators and individuals I know, they are also deeply committed to their disciplines. Given the experience, energy, knowledge and commitment to excellence of the Waubonsee faculty, our students thrive in a rich, attentive classroom environment. Teaching is so much more than a job for me. It is my vocation and passion.

Allison destefano Communications Instructor

Illinois Articulation Initiative Waubonsee Community College participates in the illinois Articulation initiative (iAi), which simplifies the process of transferring from Waubonsee to a variety of public and private four-year schools in illinois. Following the curriculum for our Associate in Arts or Associate in science degrees ensures you are completing the general education requirements at any iAi school. For a list of participating schools, visit www.itransfer.org.

Programs That Put You to Work CAreer eDuCATiOn DeGrees AnD CerTiFiCATes planning to enter or return to the workforce and need specialized training? Consider these options: Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree • Generally takes two years to complete • Includes career-focused and general education courses Certificates of Achievement • Most can be completed in one year or less • Includes only career-focused courses

GenerAl eDuCATiOn DeGrees AnD CerTiFiCATes if you want to earn college credit while taking courses in a variety of disciplines, you can pursue a broader educational program: • Associate in General Studies (AGS) • General Studies Certificate

unDeCiDeD not sure what program to pursue? That’s OK. you’re in good company. Approximately 60 percent of our students are undecided about their majors when they first enroll. Waubonsee will help you find the path that’s best for you as you earn credit toward a degree or certificate.

www.waubonsee.edu/majors

GeT T he ATTenTIon y ou need wITh A sTu d enT:fA cu lTy rATI o o f 1 5 :1 .

Credits You Can Carry with You

Graduate in Good Financial Shape

15:1


Not everyone is looking to earn grades, college credit and/or a degree or certificate, and that’s OK. Waubonsee has something to offer everyone, regardless of your age or interests.

Adult Education

High School Programs

Adults can complete their GED certificate, take English as a Second Language (ESL) or enroll in basic skills courses.

High school students can catch up or advance in their coursework by earning high school course credits at Waubonsee during the summer. Waubonsee also offers dual credit opportunities, which allow students 16 years of age and older to enroll in college courses and receive both college and high school credit.

Workforce Development Organizations and individuals can benefit from professional development courses, customized training sessions and business management advice.

Community Education Everyone can have fun learning with a compelling list of noncredit educational opportunities.

Lifelong Learning Institute People age 50 and over can challenge their intellect with stimulating, noncredit academic opportunities.

Youth Programs Children preschool age through high school can learn new skills, try new sports and explore their strengths and creativity.

46 percent of all undergraduate students in the U.S. are enrolled at community colleges.

Learning of All Shapes and Sizes

46%


Take the First Step Toward Shaping Your Future Take a Look Around This publication contains plenty of good information, but it can only tell you so much of Waubonsee’s story — we look forward to showing you the rest. Contact us today to schedule an individual campus visit, or learn more about our special “Experience Waubonsee” sessions at www.waubonsee.edu/experience.

You’re Welcome Anytime Waubonsee’s progressive open-door policy makes education available to everyone who aspires to do more in life. Classes start at different times throughout the year. When you’re ready to enroll, take the first step by filling out the college’s New Student Information Form. For a detailed checklist on the other steps to enrollment, visit www.waubonsee.edu/getstarted. Admissions Phone: (630) 466-7900, ext. 5756 E-mail: admissions@waubonsee.edu


imagine

YOURSELF at Waubonsee

As you search for the right college for your future, remember to use both your head and your heart. Use your head to look at things such as class size, majors offered, tuition, financial aid and a whole host of other measurable characteristics. Also be sure to listen to your heart about things like the campus atmosphere, the student body and the quality of the teachers. Ultimately, you are looking to find a school that feels right — a school that is the right fit for you. Students from all walks of life with all kinds of educational goals have found Waubonsee Community College to be the right fit for them to realize their dreams and see their futures take shape. We offer the quality instruction, small class sizes, transferable courses, competitive tuition and personalized support you need to succeed. While students enroll at Waubonsee with unique goals and educational plans, they share a common outcome — they achieve more than they ever thought possible. As you learn more about Waubonsee, there’s a good chance you’ll find that it is the right fit for you. Good luck in your college search. Christine J. Sobek, Ed.D. President, Waubonsee Community College

As you search for the right college for your future, remember to use both your head and your heart. Use your head to look at things such as class size, majors offered, tuition, financial aid and a whole host of other measurable characteristics. Also be sure to listen to your heart about things like the campus atmosphere, the student body and the quality of the teachers. Ultimately, you are looking to find a school that feels right — a school that is the right fit for you.

Choosing a college is often about finding the right fit.

Students from all walks of life with all kinds of educational goals have found Waubonsee Community College to be the right fit for them to realize their dreams and see their futures take shape. We offer the quality instruction, small class sizes, transferable courses, competitive tuition and personalized support you need to succeed.

Over the past four decades, more than a quarter of a million students have tried Waubonsee on for size, and we encourage you to do the same. Because no matter who you are or why you’re enrolling, you have a place here.

While students enroll at Waubonsee with unique goals and educational plans, they share a common outcome — they achieve more than they ever thought possible.

www.waubonsee.edu

As you learn more about Waubonsee, there’s a good chance you’ll find that it is the right fit for you. Good luck in your college search. Christine J. Sobek, Ed.D. President, Waubonsee Community College


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Yourself at Waubonsee

Choosing a College is often about finding the right fit. Over the past four decades, more than a quarter of a million students have tried Waubonsee on for size, and we encourage you to do the same. Because no matter who you are or why you’re enrolling, you have a place here.

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