College and Career Readiness
Successful college students seriously pursue the understanding of ideas, cultivate a spirit of curiosity, ask questions and maintain a positive attitude toward learning.
Being ready for college means more than having the right textbooks and plenty of highlighters. It means having a firm grasp on concepts and ideas in several key disciplines such as English and math, knowing how to navigate the college admissions process, and understanding what is expected of you once you enter a college classroom.
Coursework and Skills
You'll find more detailed information about college-level coursework on both the English readiness and math readiness pages, but there are also some general preparation tips to keep in mind as you work through your four years of high school.
- Take four years of high school math.
- 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.
- Develop strong communication skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Another content area to know is the college admissions process itself, including financial aid requirements, application deadlines, special vocabulary that is used by college officials, and much more. Check out issues of Waubonsee's "College Readiness Resources" e-newsletter at the right of this page to start educating yourself. To learn more about enrolling at Waubonsee, visit our Admissions page.
Visit our Expectations for the College Classroom page to learn more about how college differs from high school.
Created by Waubonsee's Admissions Office, this e-newsletter contains information that can help you no matter where you want to go to college.