MCC plans college readiness series

During each MCC-hosted session, prospective college students learn how to prepare for higher education


Madison Wise

McHenry County College is hosting a series of workshops to prepare students for college. This is an opportunity for students to learn and prepare to take the next step in continuing education.

Oliver Simpson, Staff Writer

McHenry County College, or MCC, will host a college readiness series starting on Wednesday, February 19. The series will consist of four sessions that cover a variety of things that can be beneficial to students who plan on going to college. 

“These workshops are open to all high school-aged students. Juniors and seniors will benefit the most since they are closest to – or currently applying for – colleges, scholarships, and FAFSA,” said Kristen Mueller, MCC’s Multicultural Student Transition Specialist who is running this series.

By attending these workshops, students will learn from counselors who understand what a student needs to know. 

“At the end of these sessions, students will have the tools they need to make informed choices about getting into college and paying for college,” said Mueller.

The series consists of four events that will go over how to pick the right college, how to apply to college and understanding college applications, how to get scholarships, and how to understand Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.

Following Wednesday’s session, the series will continue on February 26, March 4 and March 11. It’s not required to go to all four events but it is highly encouraged. Students who attend all the sessions will receive a gift card for the MCC Bookstore and a “Swag Bag.” In order to attend, students must register ahead of time to be sure they secure a spot.