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What are the benefits of attending a community college before transferring to a university?

Hello! I'm a junior in high school, and I've been considering attending a community college before transferring to a university. I've heard there are some benefits to this approach, but I'm not sure what they are. Can anyone give me some insight into the advantages of starting at a community college? Thanks for any advice you can offer!

10 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're exploring different options for your college journey. My child actually started at a community college before transferring to a university, and it turned out to be a fantastic decision. One of the biggest benefits is the cost savings, as community college tuition is typically much lower than at a four-year institution. This can help you and your family save money on your education, and potentially graduate with less debt. Additionally, community colleges often have smaller class sizes, which can lead to more personalized attention from instructors and an easier transition from high school. This can help build a strong academic foundation before diving into the more challenging coursework at a university. Furthermore, many community colleges have transfer agreements with universities, making the transition to a four-year institution smoother. Attending a community college also allows you to explore different subjects and majors without the financial pressure that comes with attending a more expensive university. Best of luck in your decision-making process!

10 months ago

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