Western Wyoming Community College

 

For several years, it has been the goal of the Learning Center at Western Wyoming Community College to help transition GED graduates into college classes. The Learning Center wants students to view the GED as a successful beginning to life-long learning, not the end. In the past, a one day, four hour workshop was developed to provide transitional information to GED graduates to help in this transition. On average, 28% of GED graduates continue on at WWCC. Retention of these new college students soon became a focus, and a one credit class was developed starting in the Fall of 2002 to help retain these new college students. Financial support for the one-credit class was available, provided by Sweetwater Board of Cooperative Education Services (SBOCES).

The transition class was held on four Thursday afternoons from 1:00 to 4:30 pm. The class was modeled after Camp, "Of Course You Can!", taught at Tomball College in Texas. Additional information was pulled from Ten Skills You Really Need To Succeed In College, written by John Langan and published by McGraw Hill. The classes have had a mixture of GED graduates and freshmen college students. The combination is a positive mixture. Current college students helped with discussions and provided insight to their first semester at WWCC.

 

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Student Resources:

College Terms All Students Need to Know Worksheet

Letting Go - A Parents’ Guide to Understanding the College Years

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Better Grades Workshops

 

Scholarship Help

 

 

Active and reflective learners

 

State of Washington college prep standard

 

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Workshop Outline

Presenter

Contact Information

Why Go to College

Eric Trapup

Career Counseling - Selecting a Field of Study

Mark Rembacz

How To Apply for Financial Aid

Steve Davis

How to Handle College Stress

Susan Bates

How to Be a Successful College    Student

Chuck Newberg

Joe Patterson

Educational Opportunity Grant

Krisan Crow

Job Placement

Kathleen Higgins

Library Research

Bob Kalabus