25. Community College (2)
These days many people attend community colleges with
to transfer to a four-year college or university
get a bachelor's degree. It's kind of like
stepping-stone. There are many reasons why people do
. One reason is that some community colleges have
agreements with private and state colleges and university
guarantee admission. Even if a community college doesn't
that agreement of a guaranteed spot in a
-year college, it has articulation agreements with four-year schools.
agreements tell you exactly what classes a student
a community college needs to take in order
be able to transfer. These agreements make sure
students don't waste time taking classes that won't
. Most of these classes one needs to take
transferring are general education classes, like math and
Another reason why many students start their undergraduate
at a community college is a financial one.
four-year college or university is much more expensive
a two-year college. This is especially true for
students, who don't qualify for financial aid, loans
scholarships. Also community colleges tend to offer more
classes so they can accommodate people who have
work while attending school. They are also a
option for older students with families, who need
more flexible schedule while taking care of children.
colleges also tend to be commuter schools, meaning
don't have to live on campus in dorms.
a community college means you can still live
home with your parents, which can save the
a huge amount of money.
If a student
't do well in high school, a community college
provide him or her with another opportunity to
a four-year university. Community colleges offer many classes
help students develop their math and writing skills.
you attend a four-year college, you are expected
have those skills already. Community college will prepare
to successfully graduate from a four-year school.