Course Placement and College Success

Waubonsee's plan for success … starts with YOU.

Everyone can benefit from a higher education, but not everyone is equally prepared for college-level coursework. At Waubonsee, we understand that. If necessary, we'll help you strengthen certain foundational skills before you move on so that you have the best chance for success.

Learning at your level

All full-time, degree-seeking students, as well as other English/math students must receive proper course placement, usually through placement testing at the Center for Learning Assessment. Your scores determine which courses you are able to take at Waubonsee.

You may place into courses that are less than 100-level, also known as developmental courses. Since these courses build your skill levels in core subjects, it is recommended that you take them in your first semester at Waubonsee.

Learning how to learn

In addition to offering developmental courses, the Developmental Education and College Readiness Division also offers personal development courses that teach study strategies and other life skills. You can also access tutoring and academic coaching at our Tutoring Centers.