we are still Seven Strong
Ready for Fall
Seven Colleges, Ready for Fall
Seven Strong is about seven colleges, five satellites, and a network of Chicagoans building each other up and supporting a promising future for all. City Colleges is committed to your education.
When the pandemic brought Chicago to a pause, City Colleges stayed true to our mission. We moved classes, resources, and commencement online, brought technology and financial support to those who needed it, and have decided to offer most of our classes online this fall.
Each of our seven colleges—Richard J. Daley, Harold Washington, Kennedy-King, Malcolm X, Olive-Harvey, Harry S Truman, and Wilbur Wright—are all accepting students for the fall 2020 semester.
Your education is important, and so is your health. Our seven colleges are committed to supporting both. We don’t believe that your dreams of a degree should be put on hold. In fact, with the rapidly shifting economy, we believe that a quality education that leads to job opportunities and financial security is more critical than ever.
Here for Your Health
The health and wellbeing of our City Colleges community is our top priority. Here are some of the things our colleges are doing to help keep you safe:
Every time anyone enters a City Colleges building, they will be required to complete the questionnaire at ccc.edu/HealthCheck. Only those without any symptoms will be able to enter the building.
Our janitorial staff keeps a regular cleaning schedule, disinfecting commonly used surfaces throughout the day. This will continue as part of our ongoing response to the pandemic.
We’re limiting the number of people on campus so that you can safely follow social distancing guidelines.
Online and Remote Classes
See which classes will be online or remote at ccc.edu/ClassSchedules. Just check the “class notes.”
COLLEGE REOPENING PLANS
80% OF CLASSES
WILL BE REMOTE OR ONLINE THIS FALL
STUDY SPACES WILL BE OPEN
Here for Your Education
Classes at City Colleges are continuing; they just look a little different than before. You’ll still get the same quality education at an affordable price.
City Colleges saves you thousands of dollars in tuition, no matter what your college plans are. Our transfer partnerships can put you on the path to a four-year degree, while certificate programs can give you the credentials you need in a wide range of careers.
Whether for personal or professional reasons, learning a new skill can be important (and fun!). City Colleges offers a variety of affordable learning opportunities to round out your resume and get you started on the path to an in-demand career.
GED or ESL
Need to learn English or complete your high school education to get further in your career? City Colleges has free classes! We also have ways to easily transition our GED/ESL completers into a college credit or job credential program. Click here for more information.
Here for Your Support
All of our Student Services will be available both in-person and online this fall.
Virtual Student Services
Head to ccc.edu/VSS to get advice on your college journey, inquire about financial aid and scholarships, find resources for health and wellness, support for veterans, and much more.
Our libraries, computer labs, and testing center will be open with limited capacity.
We’re loaning laptops and WiFi hotspots for students who lack the technology to complete your courses online.
The City Colleges of Chicago Foundation provides a range of scholarships to credit students from all seven colleges. Students may apply at any time throughout the year by going to www.ccc.edu/scholarships
Here for Your Career
The economy is changing, and we want you to be ready for it.
Get a Degree in a Vital Industry
This spring, we saw how important industries like distribution, logistics, and health services are to support a thriving community. City Colleges offers programs in these areas and more.
Find Free Job Training
If you are un- or underemployed, City Colleges can help you prepare for and find the right career. In addition to our credit, continuing education, and Career Bridge programs, we offer free courses of study funded by the Workforce Equity Initiative Grant.
Here for Student Life
The college experience is unlike any other, and we want you to enjoy your time at City Colleges and be as involved as you’d like. Our student groups and clubs are still active – they just meet virtually instead of in person.
Student Government Association
Our SGA members have transitioned their meetings to an online environment, so you can still be a part of your campus community from the comfort of home.
Online Clubs and More
Last semester, our students held fun activities like virtual open mics, and workouts students could do at home, right “alongside” their peers. Once you’re a student, you can join in or create your own virtual student activities!
Virtual Commencement Ceremony
We held a virtual commencement ceremony for our 2020 graduates, which you can view here