Jump start your student's journey to success

We know parents and families want the best for their child—especially when it comes to their education. Helping them find and choose the right college is one of the biggest decisions you'll make together.

We're here to help make that process easier by answering every question, even some you didn't know you had. As you discover more about Waubonsee Community College, we're confident you'll learn what so many others already know: this is where futures take shape.

Getting Ready for College

Part of being successful in college is understanding how it differs from high school (pdf). But while higher education will involve change, students can get a head start now in a variety of ways—by preparing for the SAT or ACT test, taking high school summer school courses or even earning college credit.

Parents should also be prepared for how their role changes once their student is in college. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) can impact the access parents have to a student's records, so it's important to understand how that might affect your family.

Working together, you and your student will be ready for all that comes next!

Get Ready


Check out our resources to help you get ready for college!

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Get details on how students can give parents access to their academic records.

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