How to Prepare for College

With so many choices about so many options, thinking about college can be overwhelming at any age.  Whether you are considering going away to school or staying in Cook County and attending online, CCHE is here to help.  Every person who walks through our door has a unique set of skills, expectations, and experiences.  We customize our support to help you achieve your goals.  Our Student Support Specialist is your go-to person to help you prepare for college at any point in your life.

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High School Student

Without these guys (CCHE) I would have never been able to go back to school. They help so many achieve their dreams!

Previous Student

I wanna say thank you, you (CCHE) really encouraged and helped me get everything set so that I could go back to college.

Previous Student

CCHE’s Student Support Specialist can help students prepare for college by providing the following services:

  • Financial Aid assistance [scholarships, loans & FAFSA]

  • Help finding and applying to colleges

  • Researching courses and programs for availability, costs, and online vs. in-person options

  • Navigating online courses, including admissions, registration, technical support, and ordering books

  • Proof-reading or editing essays

  • Advocacy – help with your questions and concerns about school

  • Resume, cover letter development, and interview skills

  • Proctoring exams

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