Parent 101 Workshop Series - Southwestern Illinois College

If you are preparing to send your child to college in the near future, the Southwestern Illinois College workshop series, Parent 101, can help you understand the ins and outs of the college process.

This free in-person or online workshop series will be held once a month beginning in September. The event is open to parents and families of future college students in eighth through twelfth grades. Find more information on each session below!


Thursday, September 15, 2022

6 – 7 P.M.

Supporting Underserved & First Generation College Students

Come join our College Inclusion Ambassador Coordinator to discuss the unique challenges that face underserved and first generation college students and how you can support them.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

6 – 7 P.M.

College Timeline Planning

Take the stress out of preparing for college by attending our College Timeline Planning workshop where we discuss the basics of the college process.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

6 – 7 P.M.

Running Start

Find out how your student can attend SWIC and earn their Associate Degree during their last two years of high school.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

6 – 7 P.M.

Dual Credit

Join our Dual Credit Liaison to discover how your child could be earning college credit for the classes they take in high school.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

6 – 7 P.M

Preparing to Visit a College

The campus visit is an important step in deciding which college will be right for your student. We’ll teach you some tips and tricks for making the most out of your visit.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

6 – 7 P.M.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Learn about scholarship opportunities and the financial aid process from our Foundation and Financial Aid representatives.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

6 – 7 P.M.

College Timeline Planning

Take the stress out of preparing for college by attending our College Timeline Planning workshop where we discuss the basics of the college process.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

6 – 7 P.M.

Dual Credit

Join our Dual Credit Liaison to discover how your child could be earning college credit for the classes they take in high school.

To register or check out more events offered at SWIC, visit: swic.edu/admissions-events.

For questions or more information, contact SWIC Admissions at 618-235-2700, ext. 5200 or admissions@swic.edu.