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JWCC Offering Price Reduction on College Classes for Current High School Students

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May 26, 2020

John Wood Community College is giving current high school students an opportunity to earn college credit this summer and fall at a reduced rate.

JWCC’s Smart Start program is giving high school students a 25% discount on tuition for classes. The credit earned will go towards their future college degree, whether it be at JWCC or another college, or for career/technical training that leads to an applied associate degree or certificate.

“Smart Start is a great way for students to earn college credit while still in high school,” says Melanie Lechtenberg, dean of records and financial aid. “This discount will help students afford to jumpstart their college education or career training.”

Summer Smart Start classes will be offered online and will allow students to earn college credit and fulfill general education requirements for a college degree.

The Smart Start program allows students various ways to take college classes. Courses are offered in partnership with area high schools and are considered dual credit. Credit is issued from the high school and the college.

For more information on Smart Start, or to register for classes, visit jwcc.edu/smartstart. You may also call 217.224.6500.


John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today's needs and tomorrow's opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees, certificates, and personal enrichment courses.