Returning Adults FAQ
- Is it common for adults to return to or start their college education?
Yes, it is common to see a range of ages and experiences in the classroom, which makes MCC an exciting place for all students to learn.
- Is childcare available? If so, when and what does it cost?
MCC offers financial assistance for childcare through the federally funded Child Care Access Means Parents in School grant. Students-parents who meet the requirements may receive a reduction to their monthly childcare tuition. Email email@example.com for more information.
- Can I still go to college if I have not completed high school? Are there GED classes?
Taking classes at MCC does not require a high school diploma; however, licensing for certain programs requires high school completion. We offer no-cost High School Equivalency Exam Preparation | General Education Development (GED®) each semester. Call (815) 455-8752 for times and dates.
- Can you help me to change careers?
Career Services offers practical job-related assistance and workshops. We also offer an online job board connecting local businesses with MCC grads
- Is tutoring help available in case I need it?
MCC has free tutoring to help you with your classes at no additional cost. Learn more about the Sage Learning Center.
- Are there many older students at MCC? Are there certain times when more adult students will be in classes?
The average age of students at MCC is 27 years. Non-traditional students can be found in class any time of day or night, but they're most likely to take advantage of evening, Saturday, or online classes.
- What can I study from home?
- How long will it take me to complete a certificate or a degree?
The time to complete a degree depends, in part, on how many classes you can successfully take each semester and the total number of classes in the certificate or degree. Persistence and determination are more important than speed. Even at the pace of one class per semester, many students happily finish their programs.
- Are there programs that don't take a long time to complete?
Some programs, such as Basic Nursing Assistant, require only one class to test for the license. Other programs vary in length.
- How can I complete a bachelors degree close to home?
MCC classes and degrees successfully transfer locally to programs, such as psychology, criminal justice, computer information, and business. Several universities have satellite campuses in Crystal Lake or in the surrounding area. Speak with an MCC advisor about your options.
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