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 Post subject: Pros and cons?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2011 10:49 pm 
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How do you feel about doing the first two years of college at a community college and then going on to a university for the last two years? Pros and cons?


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 Post subject: Re: Pros and cons?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:39 am 
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There are definitely a lot of pros and a lot of cons. You can save a lot of money, or at least I did. You can also get pretty good financial aid. They gave me the first year free since I lived in the city and graduated from a city high school. You can get a lot of general classes out of the way. The cons? You have to worry about transferring. Then there are many students who end up dropping out instead of transferring.


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 Post subject: Re: Pros and cons?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2011 4:10 pm 
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I agree with Macon. However, in today's economy I would lean heavily toward the 1st two years at the community college just because of the cost. Credits transfer. Just find out which ones you need and what transfers.


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 Post subject: Re: Pros and cons?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:00 pm 
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I actually considered doing this, but in the end just decided to go to a 4 year college. By going to a community college for the first 2 years, you can get rid of some of your Gen Ed classes, and save quite a lot of money. My biggest fear in doing this, would be joining a brand new school 2 years later than most people. Would I make new friends? Would I have a good experience? would I Feel at home?


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 Post subject: Re: Pros and cons?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:29 pm 
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The biggest advantage would be saving money. A disadvantage for some might be that there is less of a "college experience" although that might actually be an advantage for others. If you want to save money and focus on your studies, attending a community college sounds like a good plan.


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