For Returning Adults
- Is childcare available? If so, when and what does it cost?
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, workshops and job fairs. 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. The average age of students in the Fast Track programs is 37.
- 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?
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.