Chicagoans who want a quality, affordable education to prepare for further college or a career should register now for the Fall 2017 semester at City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois. The registration deadline for the 16-week Fall term is Monday, August 21, 2017, with classes beginning Monday, August 28.
CCC courses are offered during the day, in the evening, on weekends, and also online. It is now easier to apply, using CCC’s enhanced application page (www.ccc.edu/apply). Visitors to www.ccc.edu/apply will find clear, step-by-step application instructions, whether they are interested in certificate and associate degree programs, continuing education or free programs for high school students.
Through CCC’s College to Careers initiative, each City College has been designated a “Center of Excellence” in one or more of these high-demand industries: advanced manufacturing (Daley College), business and professional services (Harold Washington College), construction (Dawson Technical Institute at Kennedy-King College), culinary and hospitality (Washburne Culinary & Hospitality Institute at Kennedy-King College), healthcare (Malcolm X College), transportation, distribution and logistics (Olive-Harvey College), education, human and natural sciences (Truman College), and information technology (Wright College).
Chicago Star Scholarships are available to graduates of Chicago Public Schools who meet eligibility requirements. Chicago Star Scholarships provide recipients with free tuition and books as they pursue an associate degree at City Colleges.
By completing an associate degree at City Colleges, students can save tens of thousands of dollars when they transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year college or university. City Colleges has more than 60 transfer partnerships with four-year colleges and universities, helping students seamlessly transition to bachelor’s degree programs nationwide.
City Colleges of Chicago now offers students pursuing their high school equivalency a choice between taking the GED or the HiSET high school equivalency test.
The HiSET test has both a paper-based and computer version compared to the GED, which has only a computer-based version.
The HiSET test is less expensive than the GED test; it costs $90 for the complete battery as opposed to $120 for the GED battery. Eligible City Colleges of Chicago students can get scholarships to help defray the cost of the tests. With scholarships, the total cost of the tests to students is $50 for the GED and $40 for the HiSET.
Free ESL and high school equivalency classes begin August 21, 2017.
Credit classes (degree and certificate programs) for the 16-week Fall Semester begin Monday, August 28, 2017. The 12-week session begins Monday, September 25 (the registration deadline for the 12-week session is September 18). For more information, visit www.ccc.edu or call 773-COLLEGE.