In-person event hosted by Waubonsee

Explore your options and meet with representatives from colleges and universities across the nation — all in one night!
Waubonsee’s annual College Night is designed for students and parents who want to get as much information as possible about choosing a college. There will be representatives from more than 100 schools, and informational presentations.

Monday, Oct. 2, 2023

Make the most of College Night

Get a StriveScan barcode to get information from the colleges you speak with. Find questions to ask (PDF) college reps as well as transfer info.

In-Person Presentations

Attend a presentation to learn about financial aid, the college admissions process and more!

Choosing a Major Workshop

APC, Room 120
It can be easier to choose a school once you know what you want to study. Attend this session to get some advice on how to best match your interests and goals with possible majors.
6:15 to 6:45 p.m. OR
7 to 7:30 p.m.

Financial Aid: An Overview

APC, Room 195
This presentation will provide students and parents with an introduction to financial aid opportunities in higher education. Learn about grants, scholarships, loans and the Federal Work-Study program. 
6:15 to 6:45 p.m. OR
7 to 7:30 p.m.

Helpful Advice for Choosing Your College

APC, Room 185
This presentation will outline the process for determining which college is the best fit for you, from evaluating your needs to locating college search resources. 
6:15 to 6:45 p.m. OR
7 to 7:30 p.m. 

Additional Resources

View and Explore our PDF presentations, videos and relevant links on a variety of important topics — Choosing a Major, Maximizing Financial Aid, Choosing a College and How to Make Sure Your Credits Will Transfer — below. 

Choosing a Major
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If you’re not yet decided on a college major or career, you are not alone. Plenty of other students are in the same position, but there are steps you can take. Start with these online resources. 

Choosing a College
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Watch our Choosing a College presentation!

Elección de un instituto de educación superior (pdf)

There are a variety of websites out there that can help you search for colleges by the criteria that is important to you — major, location, size, etc. Here are just a few.

Community College Transfer
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You may know that starting at a community college can save you money, but are you worried about how credits actually transfer? Check out these links and videos, and worry no more. 

Paying for College
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It's always nice to look for the lowest tuition rate, but no matter what your rate or where you go, there are often ways to lower your costs. From federal financial aid to state aid to scholarships specific to your school, you have options. 

Free Expert College Advice!

No matter what college you plan to go to, Waubonsee wants to help you through the search and enrollment processes.

Choosing a College - Waubonsee Talks Podcast

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Consider these important factors when choosing a college. 

Featured Guests:

  • Robert Cook, TRIO/Upward Bound Manager
  • Kristin Santillan, Counselor/Assistant Professor
Listen to the podcast:

Read the Transcript


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