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January 24, 2020
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Accelerated degree an option for Tomcat SeniorsAccelerated degree an option for Tomcat Seniors

East High students who visited the College & Career Center on January 23rd got to hear about QuickPath, the accelerated program through Waubonsee Community College that allows students to complete their associate degree in just one year—something many East High students are primed for given the variety of AP and Dual-Credit courses offered at the high school.  

Many Tomcats take on these courses during their high school years, making them one step closer to completing the standard two-year associate program where general education courses make up the bulk of a student’s schedule. With QuickPath, students can complete their general education in even less time. 

Dr. Chassie Sherretz, Academic Success Initiatives Manager at Waubonsee Community College, said East Aurora students are able to get where they want to go faster in their academic and professional career through the program. 

Senior student Grisell Albor, who is hoping to study Criminology or Psychology, is drawn to the “quick” in QuickPath, given the likelihood of her pursuing a master’s degree at some point in time. 

“With [my majors], I might have to get an advanced degree…so [QuickPath] would help speed school up for me,” Albor said. 

Review of academic transcripts, SAT scores, and an informal interview are all part of the application and admittance process for this program.  

For more information on QuickPath, visit www.waubonsee.edu.quickpath. Applications are due February 3rd, 2020. 

East High students who visited the College & Career Center on January 23rd got to hear about QuickPath, the accelerated program through Waubonsee Community College that allows students to complete their associate degree in just one year—something many East High students are primed for given the variety of AP and Dual-Credit courses offered at the high school.  

Many Tomcats take on these courses during their high school years, making them one step closer to completing the standard two-year associate program where general education courses make up the bulk of a student’s schedule. With QuickPath, students can complete their general education in even less time. 

Dr. Chassie Sherretz, Academic Success Initiatives Manager at Waubonsee Community College, said East Aurora students are able to get where they want to go faster in their academic and professional career through the program. 

Senior student Grisell Albor, who is hoping to study Criminology or Psychology, is drawn to the “quick” in QuickPath, given the likelihood of her pursuing a master’s degree at some point in time. 

“With [my majors], I might have to get an advanced degree…so [QuickPath] would help speed school up for me,” Albor said. 

Review of academic transcripts, SAT scores, and an informal interview are all part of the application and admittance process for this program.  

For more information on QuickPath, visit www.waubonsee.edu.quickpath. Applications are due February 3rd, 2020.