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Is community college the way to go?

I would like to go to a specific university, but there is a chance I will not get accepted. A community college near by said many students go there for two years and then transfer to the university. Will I still be facing the acceptances difficulties, or will there be a easier acceptances rate? Will it be a better route to just go to another university where I will be accepted? #community-college

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Staci’s Answer

I think if you do really well in Community College, your chance of acceptance would be be higher than what it would be coming out of high school with lower grades. There are some definite benefits to going to a Community College. The cost of tuition is a big one. You can get all of your core classes completed for a much cheaper tuition rate. Our local community college is in the same area as a nationally acclaimed University and many of the professors are from that University, so you get a great education for a good price.
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Adrian’s Answer

In my opinion, it really comes down to your drive for learning and realistic expectations. It is not always easy to be accepted into a University college. Community college can help build your foundation that a University never would be able to.
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Marcia L.’s Answer

I think it is important to continue to further your education no matter what and where you are in life. Is there an adviser at the community college who can give you advice on your chances to get into the college after graduation? I have seen a lot of people who follow the path of starting at a community college and then transferring. I would still recommend applying at the desired college. You never know unless you try. It is great for you to have your backup plan just in case, but do your best to get into your desired school. Keep your options open. Keep looking at other schools also. You might be surprised at what you find. Just keep continuing to learn. I have been (and plan to get back to being) a hiring manager, and I like to see future employees who continue to improve their skills.

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Margaret’s Answer

I encourage you to apply to your dream college(s). Don't let the fear of rejection stop you, instead let it be your motivation.

There are a lot of benefits in attending a Community College. The main ones are lower tuition and the opportunity to get core classes completed. There are many other benefits as well, like getting a two year associate degree, and advanced certificates.

If you plan is to attend a Community College first, meet with an advisor about your long term goal. If you want to transfer to a specific four-year school tell them which one. If there is a specific field of study or career path let them know. This information will help them guide you in what courses will and will not transfer.


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