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Are there significant benefits to attending an HBCU junior college before transferring?

Hello fam, so I'm weighing my options and considering starting at a junior college before transferring to a four-year. Has anyone gone the route of attending an HBCU junior college first? If so, what were the perks, and did it help you in any way when you transferred to a four-year college later? A bit stressed as I want to make the smartest move for my future. Thanks in advance!

7 months ago

Hey there! I can empathize with your situation as my child recently navigated the transfer process, though not from an HBCU junior college. From what I understand, attending an HBCU junior college can provide a supportive community and potentially smaller class sizes, which can lead to a strong foundation before transferring.

My child benefited greatly from their community college's transfer agreements with four-year institutions, which provided a clear pathway to transfer. HBCU junior colleges likely have similar agreements, particularly with HBCUs, and these can facilitate your transition while ensuring that your credits transfer over smoothly. It could also be a cost-effective way to complete your general education requirements before moving on to a four-year college.

Additionally, the cultural and community support inherent in many HBCUs can be a significant benefit, providing you with networks and resources that align with your heritage and experiences. Ultimately, it's important to research the specific junior college you're considering to understand their transfer success rates and partnerships. Whatever path you choose, by being intentional about your education and actively seeking out resources and connections, you're making a smart move for your future. Best of luck to you!

7 months ago

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