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Coursework to Prepare for College

While your High School Counselor can help you plan an individualized path to success, there are a few tips any student looking to attend college should pay attention to: 

  • Take four years of high school math. This will help keep your skills sharp and may help you avoid placing into a developmental (<100 level) class as a college freshman. 
  • Take college preparatory, enriched and honors courses. Keep in mind that Waubonsee offers dual credit courses at area high schools.
  • Take elective courses that develop background knowledge, such as sociology, psychology, geography, anthropology, philosophy, biology, chemistry and physics. If you don't have time to take these during the year, you may be able to take them through Waubonsee's High School Summer Program
  • Develop strong communication skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening.