SUCCESS STORIES

James Wilson, II

Kalkaska

James Wilson, II dropped out of school in the 10th grade but says he'd never really needed a diploma to find work. That changed when the manufacturing plant where he worked closed. Wilson went to the Kalkaska Adult Education Learning Lab where he spent over 30 hours a week working toward his high school diploma. "This is an excellent opportunity, you get lots of help when you need it," said Wilson. Wilson is considering different options for his future, including possibly going on to college.

 

West Shore Community College


Resources are available at West Shore Community College to help you transition to postsecondary education, and to help you progress smoothly toward graduation. Here are lists of resources that provide special support to adult learners.

 

Paying for College:

Financial Aid Programs: A listing of available financial assistance programs, including grants, loans, and scholarships.

Scholarships: A listing of scholarship programs and the process for applying.

Loans: Application process and requirements of student loans.

Veterans Benefits: Specialized financial assistance and other benefits for eligible military veterans.

Financial Aid Steps: Step-by-step instructions for applying for financial assistance at West Shore.

Cost Calculator: Calculates the estimated cost of a semester, including tuition and various fees.

 

Enrollment:

Apply for Admission: Enroll in WSCC online application system.

Programs of Study: Listing of programs.

 

Support for Adult Learners:

Learning Support Services: Study center and office for support services such as tutoring, disability assistance, and assessments.

Disability Services: Assistance and support for students with disabilities.

Tutoring Services: The Learning Support Services center provides tutoring services. Learn how tutoring can help, and sign up to request a tutor.

Online Tutorials: Links to online tutorials to assist with math, grammar, writing, and text taking anxiety.