Community College or Universities?
Applying to colleges is stressful. One thing i'm thankful is that ever since 6th grade my school made us focus on college. I used to complain but i've never been so thankful. Now i need to make a decision if i want to attend a community or University. I have the grades but not the money. What advice would you guys give me?
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Hi Solidad! It's wonderful that you are weighing your options. In general, it's not so much about how you begin, it's how you end. If you need to start at community college because of finances, it's fine. While at the community college, work closely with their counselors to help you transfer to a university to finish your degree. Grades and activities at the CC should be focused with this goal in mind. Your grades and activities will be even more important for transfer, so do well.
However, if you have good grades, and did well on the ACT/SAT, I would ask have you considered casting a wider net of schools? California has great CC's and Universities, which makes Californians stay in California, which makes them a rarer commodity outside of California. Schools in the Midwest, south, and east (not including ivy leagues. they get more than their share of interest), would love to have more Californians in their population as a point of diversity, and often offer scholarships/housing for so rare a find. If this option interests you, speak with your counselor. Think about the area you'd like to study and "google" schools that have your program of interest. You'd be surprised with the options out there. If you don't want to go too far from home, consider great schools in Seattle, Nevada, Texas, and other near-ish states.
I hope this is helpful at least as a starting point. My niece just started a CC because the College to which she was admitted did not offer enough aid. She has opened her school options and will be applying to her dream college again, as well as added a few schools she didn't consider initially, as a transfer student.
All the best,
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