Giving you the skills to move forward

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

Waubonsee Community College Students in Class

Learn at your level

All full-time degree-seeking students, as well as other English and math students, must receive proper course placement. You may place into courses that are less than 100-level, sometimes called 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.

Waubonsee Community College Students in APC

Learn how to learn

Being in the right classes is only the start. Waubonsee also offers personal development courses that teach study strategies and other skills that will help you in the classroom—and in life. Plus, you're never alone: You can access tutoring and academic coaching at our Tutoring Centers.

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No matter what college you plan to go to, Waubonsee wants to help you through the search and enrollment processes. Subscribe to our free College Readiness e-newsletter to get helpful tips and advice delivered every month! 

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Waubonsee Talks - College Basics

Choosing a College
Consider these important factors when choosing a college. 

Featured Guests:

  • Robert Cook, TRIO/Upward Bound Manager
  • Kristin Santillan, Counselor/Assistant Professor
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Paying for College
Get tips on the best way to pay for college.

Featured Guests:

  • Stephanie Carreno, Advancement Associate
  • Christa Kristich, Financial Aid Manager
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The College Experience
Explore student life activities and the benefits they bring. 

Featured Guests:

  • Dr. Mary Tosch, Student Life Manager
  • Zoraiz Asif, Student Senate President
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