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Community College: The Transfer Route

So you didn’t get in to the colleges you wanted. Maybe you just can’t afford to go to a four year university right now. Or maybe you just want to get a little extra education before entering the work force. If any of these apply to you, there is a way to keep your college dream alive.

Transferring from a community college is a great way to get into the school of your dreams. It can give you the college experience you’ve always wanted, without paying an arm and a leg for it.

Before you decide on community college make sure you check all your options first. Because community or junior college is still a college institution, some colleges will not accept you if you change your mind and want to take a year off before going to a four year university. Check the schools that you want to transfer to and see what their policy is for applicants who didn’t get accepted the first time.

Your first year or two of college you rarely take any classes that are actually directly related to your major, these are called general education courses, commonly referred to as GE’s. By taking these classes at a community college you give yourself time to decide what you really want to major in.

Some people say that they don’t want to go to community college because they want to get out of the house. This isn’t a problem. Almost all major universities have at least one community college right near by. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, allows community college students at Cuesta College to stay in their dorms. Meaning you can get the same college experience at a fraction of the price.

No matter you’re reason for going, community college is a great way for you to get an education at your own convenience.

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