Student Success Profile: Drew Antill
Taking Five Fall Semester Classes
In fall 2011, high school student Drew Antill decided to enroll at Washington State Community College (WSCC) as part of the Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program for her senior year of high school – preparing her for a four-year university and receiving immense financial savings for college credit.
"I had earned more than the number of high school credits mandatory for graduation and like many other seniors only needed to take a couple classes to graduate," explains Antill. "By coming to Washington State Community College, I knew I could get a head start on college by taking those classes, along with a few others, and earn both high school and college credits at the same time."
Antill planned on attending a four year university immediately after high school graduation but realized that, by coming to WSCC for an additional year and completing an associate's degree program, her financial costs savings would total at least $14,000.
Drew Antill is currently working toward her liberal arts associate's degree and in fall 2012 was part of a handful of determined students taking five courses for WSCC's first-ever semester.
Now a Washington State Community College senior, Antill's goal is to graduate with her degree by either spring or summer semester 2012. She currently has 30 credit hours under her belt and is on track, only needing a few more credits to complete her degree and become one a proud WSCC alumni. Antill is resolute in completing this goal and "will do whatever it takes to graduate before fall semester, even if it means cramming in a few extra-classes."