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Do community colleges require essays for admissions?

Hi everyone, I'm considering applying to a community college and I'm curious if they typically require essays as part of their admissions process. Do they have the same requirements as four-year colleges or is it different? Thanks for any information!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're considering community college as an option. In general, community colleges have a much simpler admissions process compared to four-year colleges. Most of them operate on an open admissions policy, meaning that as long as you have a high school diploma or GED, you're likely to be accepted.

While some community colleges might require an essay or personal statement, it's not as common as with four-year colleges. It's always a good idea to check the specific requirements of the community college you're interested in attending to make sure you have everything in order.

Additionally, community colleges often have placement tests for English and math classes, which can help determine the right level for you to start. So, even if there's no essay requirement for admissions, you might need to brush up on your writing skills for these tests. Good luck with your applications, and I hope you find the right fit for your educational journey!

9 months ago

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