Thursday, February 12, 2015

Nontraditional College Fair Offered March 4

For those wondering how college can fit into their lives, McHenry County College is hosting a new nontraditional College Fair featuring programs offered through flexible delivery methods such as online, hybrid, evening/weekend and accelerated classes. The fair takes place from 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 in the Commons area at the college, 8900 U.S. Hwy. 14 in Crystal Lake.

Representatives from 29 colleges and universities will be available to meet with MCC students and community members to provide information about undergraduate and graduate degree opportunities offered through convenient and flexible delivery methods. In addition to online classes, many programs offered in a classroom setting are located at colleges in close proximity to McHenry County. Plus, some of the programs offer credit for prior learning and life experience.

According to Juletta Patrick, assistant vice president of Academic and Student Affairs, this college fair is different from the traditional college fairs that typically attract the recent high school graduate.

“This college fair is unique because it caters to the prospective student who is looking for a convenient way to pursue a college education while juggling work or other responsibilities,” Patrick said. “The flexible delivery options allow a student, for example, to complete classes from the comfort of their own home or take classes only on the weekend. I encourage all who’ve pondered the question, ‘How can I ever do this?’ to attend the fair to find out.”

The event is free and open to the public. For a list of colleges and the programs they offer, visit
For more information, contact Laurie Cubit, (815) 455-8792.

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