SIC Education Prepares Payne for Success

June 18, 2020

HARRISBURG, Ill. (June 18, 2020) – Following two years of studying Pre-Accounting at Southeastern Illinois College, Kaylee Payne has turned her focus toward helping others in the community for the time being. However, the recent SIC grad has upcoming plans that will take her north of Saline County. This fall, Payne will continue her education at University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.

“SIC allowed me to take all of my general courses before transferring, so I will be able to focus specifically on my specialization,” Payne exclaims.

Payne graduated from SIC this spring with an Associate degree in Pre-Accounting. This fall semester, Payne will be semesters ahead of her fellow undergrads while pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from U of I, Champaign-Urbana. She will transfer with over 90 credit hours, including Advanced Placement courses, all possible from her time at Southeastern.

The transfer student is excited for the new experiences that U of I will provide.

“I am excited to meet other people, find new opportunities, and focus specifically on what I will be doing for the rest of my life,” says Payne.

With her outstanding amount of transfer credit, Payne will have the opportunity to complete a five-year program in just four years. Following a four-semester plan in two years, Payne will be able to graduate from U of I, Champaign-Urbana and be ready to take the Certified Public Accountant exam.

“Community college is a good intermediate between high school and university, especially for students used to smaller classes,” explains Payne. She adds, “You’ll pay thousands of dollars less for the same courses over your first two years of college by starting here.”