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Are you thinking about going to community college? Not sure what to expect from your classes? We at Study.com want to give you the info you need to make educated decisions and to feel prepared. Our team of bloggers will help you figure out if community college is the best choice for your goals, how to balance work and classes, and how to transfer your hard-earned credits.

How to Study Smart for Community College Courses
How to Study Smart for Community College Courses
by Rachel Tustin November 2017

Studying in college is different in many ways than high school. Namely, while you do attend classes, you spend a lot more time grappling with material on your own. As a result, you have to find ways to study smarter so you can be successful.

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How to Prepare Yourself for Community College Graduation and Beyond
How to Prepare Yourself for Community College Graduation and Beyond
by Bill Sands November 2017

Graduating from community college is an exciting accomplishment, but it also necessitates some major life decisions. Read on for some helpful strategies to help you stay focused and successful.

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Famous Community College Graduates
Famous Community College Graduates
by Erin Riskey November 2017

Just because someone attends community college doesn't mean they won't be successful. Keep reading to learn about some community college students who went on to do very big things--their names and stories might surprise you!

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Will Community College Help Me Decide What to Do in Life?
Will Community College Help Me Decide What to Do in Life?
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant November 2017

If you're questioning what to do in life, community college may be the answer. Read on to learn how the resources offered at community colleges may help you decide on a future career.

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History of Community College: How the Morrill Act of 1862 Expanded Access to Public Higher Education
History of Community College: How the Morrill Act of 1862 Expanded Access to Public Higher Education
by Michele Vrouvas November 2017

Justin Morrill isn't a household name. But thanks to him, millions of college students in the U.S. are pursuing degrees once available only to a select few.

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Should I Open Up My First Credit Card in College?
Should I Open Up My First Credit Card in College?
by Erin Riskey October 2017

Credit cards can be beneficial financial tools, but they can also cause problems if used carelessly. This post can help you decide if you should open up your first credit card while you're in college.

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Tips For Getting Hands-On Work Experience While in Community College
Tips For Getting Hands-On Work Experience While in Community College
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant September 2017

Studies show that work experience is a crucial part of getting a job after graduation. Read on to find some tips for getting hands-on work experience while in community college.

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Moving Onward & Upward: How to Succeed in College After Doing Poorly in High School
Moving Onward & Upward: How to Succeed in College After Doing Poorly in High School
by Rachel Tustin September 2017

You may have people in your life trying to dissuade you from college because of your high school struggles. Don't let them! You can be successful in college even if you struggled in your high school classes.

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Affordable Hobbies for College Students: How to Have Fun Without Going Broke
Affordable Hobbies for College Students: How to Have Fun Without Going Broke
by Erin Riskey September 2017

It's no secret that college comes with a pretty hefty price tag, and oftentimes, this doesn't leave much extra money for fun. In this post, we'll explore some affordable yet worthwhile hobbies for college students that won't break the bank.

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Why Community College Goes Back to School Later than High School & How to Adjust
Why Community College Goes Back to School Later than High School & How to Adjust
by Rachel Tustin September 2017

Community college calendars often differ from high schools, leaving transitioning students dazed and confused. Typically there are practical reasons for the difference in calendar, and believe it or not, the adjustment is easier than you think.

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How to Mentally Prepare Yourself to Go Back to Community College After Summer Break
How to Mentally Prepare Yourself to Go Back to Community College After Summer Break
by Rachel Tustin September 2017

Getting back into the routine of your community college classes isn't easy after the fun of summer vacation. However, there are some simple things you can do to mentally prepare yourself to go back to class.

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How Much Does Choosing the Right Community College Really Matter?
How Much Does Choosing the Right Community College Really Matter?
by Michelle Baumgartner November 2017

Selecting the right community college for your individual needs can make a world of difference in your academic and career success. Use these questions to narrow down your choices and find the community college that will help you make the grade.

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Do I Have to Eat Ramen? - Affordable, Healthy Eating in College
Do I Have to Eat Ramen? - Affordable, Healthy Eating in College
by Erin Riskey August 2017

As a college student, it can often be difficult to eat healthy on a budget, but thankfully, it's possible. In today's post, we'll take a look at some handy tips that can help you make smart, affordable food choices while you're in college.

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Have a Stress-Free Morning: Advice on Commuting to College
Have a Stress-Free Morning: Advice on Commuting to College
by Rachel Tustin August 2017

Being a commuter student often leads to stressful mornings. From traffic to just getting out the door, odds are if you are a commuter student mornings are not your favorite time of day. Here are some tips to alleviate the stress of your morning commute to college.

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Can I Attend More Than One Community College at the Same Time?
Can I Attend More Than One Community College at the Same Time?
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2017

A single learning institution may not fit your busy schedule or meet all of your academic needs. Can you enroll in more than one community college at a time to create a customized program? Yes, you can! Prepare yourself with this guide to enjoy the benefits and avoid the pitfalls.

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Why There's No Such Thing as ''Too Old to Go Back to School''
Why There's No Such Thing as ''Too Old to Go Back to School''
by Michelle Baumgartner August 2017

You may think most college students are in their teens and early twenties. But according to recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics, about 40% of college students are over the age of 25. Find out why going back to school has no age limit.

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Why You Need to Learn to Budget Before Starting Community College
Why You Need to Learn to Budget Before Starting Community College
by Rachel Tustin August 2017

Learning to budget is critical before starting community college. It can not only affect your immediate quality of life, but can also affect your financial health long after you graduate and enter the work force.

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Is an Associate's Degree Sufficient Higher Education?
Is an Associate's Degree Sufficient Higher Education?
by Rachel Tustin August 2017

When considering making an investment in your education, you probably often wonder how much education will be enough for your career goals? The bottom line is that it takes researching your field and job prospects to determine the answer to that question.

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Is It Possible to Be Rejected from Community College?
Is It Possible to Be Rejected from Community College?
by Rachel Tustin July 2017

While you may think admission to community college is automatic, there are some circumstances that will result in a rejection letter. Before you apply, make sure you read the fine print and don't miss any important details.

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Things to Consider Before Choosing an Income-Share Agreement Over a Student Loan
Things to Consider Before Choosing an Income-Share Agreement Over a Student Loan
by Amanda Johnson July 2017

If you're looking for a new way to finance your college education, then an Income Share Agreement (ISA) may work for you. Still experimental in many areas, an ISA can give you a way to pay for your education without going into debt, but take caution before signing.

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What the Sitcom 'Community' Got Right About Community College
What the Sitcom 'Community' Got Right About Community College
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant July 2017

The sitcom ''Community'' was full of wacky students, unusual courses and incompetent administrators. But scratch the surface a bit and it turns out that there is quite a bit that ''Community'' got right about community college.

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How to Make Friends in Community College
How to Make Friends in Community College
by Zach Griffin July 2017

Making lifelong friends is part of the traditional college experience; however, many community college students find it harder to make friends at school. Let's explore some ways to make friends in community college.

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Are Community Colleges Non-Profit Organizations?
Are Community Colleges Non-Profit Organizations?
by Zach Griffin June 2017

Prospective students have multiple criteria to consider when choosing a college or university, and the question of whether to attend a for-profit or nonprofit institution adds to the confusion. We'll discuss for-profit versus nonprofit here, especially as it relates to community colleges.

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Do Community Colleges Require SAT & ACT Scores?
Do Community Colleges Require SAT & ACT Scores?
by Zach Griffin June 2017

With the cost of higher education steadily rising, many prospective students consider community college as an alternative to traditional four-year universities to save money. Some students choose community college because it fits their educational needs better. Whatever your reason for considering community college, you probably have or will ask: do community colleges require SAT & ACT scores? Let's find out.

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How Much Sleep Should a High School Student Get?
How Much Sleep Should a High School Student Get?
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant July 2017

High school students aren't getting enough sleep, and it's not just because of Instagram. Read on to see how much sleep is needed as well as the consequences of sleep deficits and suggestions for potential solutions.

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Is It Important to Have Senior Friends Your First Year of College?
Is It Important to Have Senior Friends Your First Year of College?
by Zach Griffin June 2017

With the fall semester quickly approaching, many soon-to-be college freshmen are preparing for their first year of college. However, preparing for something you have never done before is difficult. Here we'll discuss the benefits of having senior friends during your first year of college to help you through the process.

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Is There a Difference Between a College and a University?
Is There a Difference Between a College and a University?
by Bill Sands June 2017

Though 'college' and 'university' are two very different words, most students and teachers tend to use them interchangeably. Do they actually mean the same thing, or are there subtle differences between the two terms?

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Should I Choose a Summer Camp Job Over an Internship?
Should I Choose a Summer Camp Job Over an Internship?
by Rachel Tustin June 2017

For college students, the internship is a traditional way to build a resume on summer breaks. However, summer camp jobs are a fun alternative that build life skills and experience.

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What I Wish I Knew About College When I Was in High School
What I Wish I Knew About College When I Was in High School
by Rachel Tustin June 2017

Going to college is one of the most important decisions you will make in life. Looking back, there are many things about college I wish I had known ahead of time.

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Don't Feel Lonely: Tips on Meeting New People in College for Introverts
Don't Feel Lonely: Tips on Meeting New People in College for Introverts
by Rachel Tustin June 2017

College can be intimidating for introverts due to the immersive social environment it provides. However, a few simple steps can make it easier to meet people and form lasting, meaningful friendships.

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Who Should Pay for College: Parents or Students?
Who Should Pay for College: Parents or Students?
by Bill Sands June 2017

As college tuition continues to climb, families are being forced to answer the difficult question of who should be responsible for assuming the high price: the parents or the student?

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How I Used the Feynman Technique to Study and Got Better Grades
How I Used the Feynman Technique to Study and Got Better Grades
by Amanda Johnson June 2017

It is said that you can use the Feynman Technique to learn anything, and that's exactly what I did. I used this simple method to re-learn how to study at the college level. Here's a look at the technique and how it works.

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How to Study Less & Still Get Better Grades in High School
How to Study Less & Still Get Better Grades in High School
by Bill Sands June 2017

High school students don't have much free time, but that doesn't mean your grades need to suffer. By improving the efficiency of your study habits, you can spend less time studying while enjoying improved grades.

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Will Getting a GED Instead of a High School Diploma Affect My Chances of Getting into College?
Will Getting a GED Instead of a High School Diploma Affect My Chances of Getting into College?
by Rachel Tustin June 2017

Many Americans turn to getting a GED in lieu of finishing a high school diploma. When exercising this option, you have to consider how getting the GED may impact your chance of getting into college down the road.

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5 Smart Ways to Save for Your College Education
5 Smart Ways to Save for Your College Education
by Amanda Johnson June 2017

If you're entering college in the near future, it may be too late to save over a long period of time. However, saving for college just before entering and even during your time in college is possible. It's never too late to plan for college expenses.

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How My Undergrad School Choice Affected My Life
How My Undergrad School Choice Affected My Life
by Bill Sands June 2017

When I selected my undergraduate school, I knew I was making a choice that would dramatically alter my future. What I didn't expect, however, were the strange and seemingly unpredictable ways that this decision changed my future.

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How to Decide If a High School Foreign Exchange Program is for You
How to Decide If a High School Foreign Exchange Program is for You
by Erin Riskey June 2017

Has the thought of becoming a high school foreign exchange student been on your mind? Continue reading for valuable information that can help you decide if a foreign exchange program is right for you.

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Why College Textbooks are so Expensive and How to Avoid Overpaying for Them
Why College Textbooks are so Expensive and How to Avoid Overpaying for Them
by Bill Sands June 2017

Just like college tuition, the price of textbooks has increased dramatically in recent years. What's the cause of this inflation, and what can you do to keep costs down when purchasing these books?

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Tips From a Recent Graduate About Choosing the Right College Major
Tips From a Recent Graduate About Choosing the Right College Major
by Bill Sands June 2017

Next to choosing a school to attend, selecting a major is perhaps the most important academic decision you can make. In order to make the right choice, you'll need to give serious thought to your academic and professional aspirations.

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How to Set Yourself Apart from the Crowd When Applying to College
How to Set Yourself Apart from the Crowd When Applying to College
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant June 2017

As colleges receive more applications and admit fewer students, applicants are searching for ways to set themselves apart from the crowd. Read on for tips on how to analyze the college application process in order to put your best foot forward.

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How Do College Students Spend Their Summer Without Wasting Time?
How Do College Students Spend Their Summer Without Wasting Time?
by Bill Sands June 2017

Summer can be a time to take a break and recharge your college batteries, but sometimes too much relaxation may cause you to lose focus and falter academically. Let's discuss how a productive summer can keep your mind sharp and expose you to new opportunities.

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5 Benefits of Shadowing a Current Student Before Applying to College
5 Benefits of Shadowing a Current Student Before Applying to College
by Bill Sands May 2017

Conducting research on a college is valuable to learning more about the school, but spending time on campus provides an important hands-on experience. By shadowing a student, you can gain insight into the parts of a school that the internet can't show you.

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When Is It Wise to Turn Down Admission to Top Universities?
When Is It Wise to Turn Down Admission to Top Universities?
by Bill Sands June 2017

Selecting a college is an arduous process that incorporates a wide range of factors. Though turning down a prestigious college may seem unwise, there's more to consider than just grades and in many cases, academic reputation is overrated.

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Tips for Creating Your Community College Class Schedule
Tips for Creating Your Community College Class Schedule
by Bill Sands December 2016

Building a functional class schedule is an essential part of the community college experience. Pick up some tips and strategies to make sure that your schedule doesn't leave you overwhelmed.

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Tips for Excelling in Community College Summer Classes
Tips for Excelling in Community College Summer Classes
by Bill Sands December 2016

The summer semester at community college is a unique experience that provides plenty of opportunities for students of all types. Learn more about this type of session and pick up some strategies that will make your experience much smoother.

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Strategies for Staying Organized & Studying in Community College
Strategies for Staying Organized & Studying in Community College
by Melissa Kreindel December 2016

College can be an overwhelming time, but staying organized and on top of your classes can help make it a lot easier. If you want to master community college, follow these top organization and studying strategies.

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What You Should Know Before Going Back to Community College
What You Should Know Before Going Back to Community College
by Kyle Aken December 2016

The choice to return to community college can be a tough one. And once you've made the decision to return to school, there are many factors to consider. Let's explore some of the things you need to know before going back to community college.

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What to Do When You're on Community College Class Waiting Lists
What to Do When You're on Community College Class Waiting Lists
by Rachael Pasini December 2016

Scheduling classes can be stressful, especially when you can't get into the ones you need. However, before you get frustrated and give up, consider these tips on what to do when you get waitlisted.

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How Studying Business at Community College Can Kick Off Your Career
How Studying Business at Community College Can Kick Off Your Career
by Kyle Aken October 2017

Studying business at a community college can prepare you for an exciting role in the field, whether you enter the workforce with an associate's or transfer to a 4-year college. Let's explore how studying business at community college can help kick off your career.

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What You Need for Your First Day of Community College Classes
What You Need for Your First Day of Community College Classes
by Erin Riskey December 2016

Are you unsure of what you need for your first day of community college classes? In today's post, we'll take a look at some essentials that community college students should have on that exciting first day.

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Follow This Plan to Get a 4.0 in Community College
Follow This Plan to Get a 4.0 in Community College
by Kyle Aken December 2016

Getting a 4.0 in community college is not easy, and takes a lot of effort and hard work. Having a solid plan that you can rely on - from being the best student you can be to understanding what the teacher wants - can mean the difference between success and failure.

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Dealing With Stress as a Community College Student
Dealing With Stress as a Community College Student
by Kyle Aken December 2016

Attending community college can be a very stressful venture for any student. There are, however, many things you can be doing to help avoid and reduce stress as well as the negative effects that it can have on the mind and body. Take these tips with you on a daily basis to help control the stress in your life as a busy student.

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Strategies To Find a Job After Community College
Strategies To Find a Job After Community College
by Bill Sands December 2016

Now that you're done with community college, it's time to use your degree and find a job. Pick up some tips and learn how to land that elusive first job.

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Avoid Remedial Classes in Community College to Save Time & Money
Avoid Remedial Classes in Community College to Save Time & Money
by Lindsay Mattison February 2017

Some colleges require students to take remedial classes to catch up to other students, but these courses typically don't count towards your degree. Save time and money by avoiding the remedial classes and focusing on classes that count towards your degree.

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How Talking to Your Professors Can Make a Difference in Community College
How Talking to Your Professors Can Make a Difference in Community College
by Kyle Aken December 2016

Talking to a professor can seem like a scary experience, especially for first-year students in community college. But your professor is there to help you learn and have the most enriching experience possible. Let's explore the importance of talking to your community college professors.

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How Your Military Experience Can Help You in Community College
How Your Military Experience Can Help You in Community College
by Kyle Aken December 2016

Many individuals who have spent time in the military are looking to attend community college after they have completed their time in the service. There are many ways that your service can benefit you if you decide to pursue community college.

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5 Pressing Issues Facing Community College Students Today
5 Pressing Issues Facing Community College Students Today
by Bill Sands December 2016

Community college students face a number of challenges and obstacles on the path to graduation. Learn more about some of the most common problems that you might encounter throughout your college experience.

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Can I Earn Credit from Two Community Colleges at Once?
Can I Earn Credit from Two Community Colleges at Once?
by Zach Griffin December 2016

Taking classes at two community colleges simultaneously may seem like a good idea, but there are several things you should consider before making a decision.

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Why Community College is Worth Taking Seriously
Why Community College is Worth Taking Seriously
by Lindsay Mattison November 2016

There's often a stigma against community college--some see it as not a 'real' college experience. But in reality, there are many great benefits to attending a 2-year college. Read on as we explore why community college is worth taking seriously.

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Why You Should Spend Your Summer Taking Community College Classes
Why You Should Spend Your Summer Taking Community College Classes
by Rachel Tustin November 2016

There are plenty of reasons why taking community college classes in summer can be a wise decision. Take some time to explore the benefits of spending a bit of your summer in class to save time and money.

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Find Grants to Help Save Money in Community College
Find Grants to Help Save Money in Community College
by Kyle Aken February 2017

Even though it may be a bit more work, it's worth it to find free grant money for community college. There are many different sources and types of grants available for students, regardless of financial need or academic standing. Grants allow students to get a degree without any financial burden.

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How You Can Plan for Your Career While Still in Community College
How You Can Plan for Your Career While Still in Community College
by Zach Griffin November 2016

Whether you plan to get an associate's degree at your community college or intend to transfer to a four-year university, planning for your career can never start too early.

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Stay Calm & Avoid Burnout as a Community College Student
Stay Calm & Avoid Burnout as a Community College Student
by Kyle Aken November 2016

Many students who are in community college have very busy and stressful lives. The inability to manage this stress can lead to burnout, which can have major effects on any student's ability to perform. There are some things, however, that you can do to avoid experiencing burnout which can leave you unable to meet the demands of life.

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Tips for Staying Focused in Community College
Tips for Staying Focused in Community College
by Kyle Aken November 2016

Life as a student in community college can become stressful and overwhelming. However, there are some things that you can do to help stay focused while trying to balance school, work, and home life. Utilize these tips to help you to stay motivated to complete the many responsibilities of being a student attending community college.

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Getting on the Right Track After Remedial Courses in Community College
Getting on the Right Track After Remedial Courses in Community College
by Kyle Aken February 2017

While there is much controversy surrounding remedial education, these classes will greatly affect the future of your college experience. Take with you the knowledge and skills that you learn while in your developmental courses to help you succeed in earning your degree at a community college. This experience will benefit you when you move on to the required college level courses that you will take upon completion of your remedial classes.

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What High School Seniors Should Know About Community College
What High School Seniors Should Know About Community College
by Kyle Aken February 2017

Transitioning from high school life to college life can be difficult. If you are going to a community college, it may be quite different than going to a four year university. Many seniors are now attending classes at community college before they even graduate high school. Even if you wait until after graduation, the change can still be difficult. There are some things you can do to make this major life event easier and less stressful.

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Things to Know Before Going to Community College Out of State
Things to Know Before Going to Community College Out of State
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant November 2016

If you are thinking about attending a community college out of state, there are several issues to consider, including the cost difference and how going out of state could harm or help your future transfer options.

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6 Things to Consider When Planning Your Transfer out of Community College
6 Things to Consider When Planning Your Transfer out of Community College
by Zach Griffin November 2016

Transferring out of community college can be a daunting task. However, you can do it if you carefully plan your transfer in advance, and we are here to help!

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How to Bounce Back After a Bad Semester at Community College
How to Bounce Back After a Bad Semester at Community College
by Rachel Tustin November 2016

Bad semesters happen to many people in community college. There are all kinds of blocks that fall in our road to success, ranging from financial issues to deaths in the family. It is important to know you can recover by using the resources at your disposal to create a solid plan.

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Why You Should Consider Extracurricular Activities at Community College
Why You Should Consider Extracurricular Activities at Community College
by Erin Riskey November 2016

You've heard of extracurricular activities before, but did you know that they can be a very important part of your community college experience? Here, you'll discover why you should consider participating in extracurricular activities at community college.

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Are There Advantages to Playing Sports in Community College?
Are There Advantages to Playing Sports in Community College?
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant November 2016

If you are thinking about participating in athletics in community college, you'll find that there are some definite advantages to playing a sport at a 2-year school, including those related to cost and playing time.

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What To Do When Community College Doesn't Go According To Plan
What To Do When Community College Doesn't Go According To Plan
by Bill Sands November 2016

If your community college experience isn't going quite the way you had planned, you might be relieved to know that it's not too late to turn things around. A rocky start doesn't necessarily mean you're bound to fail; use these tips to get back on track and earn your degree.

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5 Ways High School Seniors Can Prepare for Community College
5 Ways High School Seniors Can Prepare for Community College
by Melissa Kreindel November 2016

As a high school senior, your main focus is making it to graduation, but your last year in high school is also a great way to begin planning and preparing for community college. So, while you're busy with your senior activities, make sure you take advantage of these five ways you can get a head start on college.

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Avoid These Common Problems When Registering for Community College
Avoid These Common Problems When Registering for Community College
by Rachel Tustin November 2016

The process of registering for community college can sometimes be a bit tricky to navigate. There are many steps to complete, and missing any one of those steps can cause problems when you try to register. Therefore, it is important to have a clear understanding of the registration process to avoid any pitfalls along the way.

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What Community College Students Should Know About Loans
What Community College Students Should Know About Loans
by Kyle Aken November 2016

Going to community college can be very expensive when considering tuition, books, and any other costs that may be incurred. Combine this with less time to devote to working and making money, and many students are left with no idea of how to pay for college. Learn about various types of student loans to find out how you can best provide for yourself while furthering your education.

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How to Manage Your Time as a Parent Enrolled in Community College
How to Manage Your Time as a Parent Enrolled in Community College
by Rachael Pasini November 2016

Juggling college, work and family is no walk in the park. However, it can be done so long as you manage your time well and stay focused. Here are a few strategies to help you not lose your head.

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Community College vs. Technical College - Know the Differences
Community College vs. Technical College - Know the Differences
by Erin Riskey November 2016

As you explore options for furthering your education, it's good to know the differences between the many types of schools out there. Today, we'll take a look at the major differences between community colleges and technical colleges.

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Trade School vs. Community College - What's the Difference?
Trade School vs. Community College - What's the Difference?
by Kyle Aken November 2016

Both trade schools and community colleges have a variety of programs that provide a hands-on experience so you can get a job as soon as possible. However, it is important to weigh the benefits and drawbacks of these educational institutions to determine the best option for your learning style.

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Should I Go to Community College for My First Two Years?
Should I Go to Community College for My First Two Years?
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant November 2016

If you are considering attending a community college for your first two years, there are several factors to consider. The college decision is specific to each student, so weigh the pros and cons carefully to make the most informed decision possible.

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Types of Students Who Can Benefit from Community College
Types of Students Who Can Benefit from Community College
by Bill Sands November 2016

With its wide array of programs and course options, community college has a lot to offer for all types of students. Learn more about many advantages afforded by these institutions.

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Using Community College as a Source of Lifelong Learning
Using Community College as a Source of Lifelong Learning
by Bill Sands November 2016

While community college may have a reputation as being exclusively for young students, these institutions have dynamic and interesting programs for students of all ages. Learn more about these programs and how they can benefit both high school graduates and retired professionals, and everyone in between.

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Stick to Your Budget & Save Money During Community College
Stick to Your Budget & Save Money During Community College
by Kyle Aken November 2016

Going to college is a very expensive venture whether you go to a university or a local community college. Many people are not able to handle the various costs that come along with higher level education. However, if you plan a budget and stick to it, you can find a way to make this expensive, but worthwhile endeavor work for you.

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How to Transfer from Community College to a Top University
How to Transfer from Community College to a Top University
by Kyle Aken November 2016

Transferring from a community college to a university may seem like a daunting task, but it does not have to be. You, as the student, can take several steps to prepare for and to make this process go smoothly. There are many resources for transferring students all across the web as well as at each institution.

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Community College vs. Private College - Choosing Between the Two
Community College vs. Private College - Choosing Between the Two
by Michelle Garrigan-Durant November 2016

For students deciding between a community college and a private college, there are a number of differences to consider before making a decision. Some of the main differences between community colleges and private colleges include the cost, application process, number of programs offered, and community.

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Get Ahead! Take Community College Classes During High School
Get Ahead! Take Community College Classes During High School
by Aatif Bokhari November 2016

Still in high school and wondering if community college is worth your time? You might be pleasantly surprised to find that community college classes can perfectly complement your high school education. Read on for why it can pay dividends later in your educational career.

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What to Keep in Mind When Applying to a Community College
What to Keep in Mind When Applying to a Community College
by Aatif Bokhari November 2016

Have you weighed the pros and cons of going to community college? Read on to learn more about the academic, financial and social factors to keep in mind when applying to community college.

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Am I Too Old for Community College?
Am I Too Old for Community College?
by Bill Sands November 2016

If anxiety about your age is making you hesitant about enrolling in a community college, you'll be relieved to learn that the average age of students is a lot higher than you might think. Find out why you're never too old for community college!

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What Jobs Can I Get with a Community College Degree?
What Jobs Can I Get with a Community College Degree?
by Erin Riskey October 2017

If you're trying to decide what the next step in your education should be, chances are you're also thinking about the type of career you want. Keep reading to learn about some of the jobs you can get with a degree from a community college.

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Yes, You Can Go From Community College to Law School
Yes, You Can Go From Community College to Law School
by Zach Griffin November 2016

Aspiring to attend law school is not a barrier to going to a community college because plenty of people go from community college to law school every year. You can too!

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10 Tips for Success in Community College
10 Tips for Success in Community College
by Bill Sands November 2016

Successfully completing an academic program at a community college can be a daunting prospect. Pick up some tips and strategies that will make your college experience much easier.

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I Want to Major in Engineering. Should I Consider Community College?
I Want to Major in Engineering. Should I Consider Community College?
by Abree Murch October 2016

Engineering is a challenging course of study that can lead to rewarding career opportunities, but is community college a good option for such a technical degree?

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Is Transferring from Community College to a University Easy?
Is Transferring from Community College to a University Easy?
by Melissa Kreindel October 2016

Students attend community college for a number of reasons, but one of the top reasons is to better prepare themselves to attend and get a bachelor's degree from a four-year university. If this is your ultimate goal, then you're probably wondering whether the process of transferring will be difficult or easy.

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Will Community College Give Me the Complete College Experience?
Will Community College Give Me the Complete College Experience?
by Erin Riskey October 2016

If you're considering community college, you might be wondering what it will be like or whether or not it will give you the 'complete college experience.' Keep reading to discover what community colleges have to offer and how they differ from larger universities.

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Plan for the Summer Before You Start Community College
Plan for the Summer Before You Start Community College
by Aatif Bokhari October 2016

There's a lot that you can do to be ready for community college before you even set foot in the classroom. Here are a few tips and tricks to get your experience off on the right foot.

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How Community College Can Strengthen Your College Application
How Community College Can Strengthen Your College Application
by Aatif Bokhari November 2016

This article describes some of the benefits of attending community college that translate into strengthened applications for four-year universities. Whether you are a high-school student taking courses or earning an associate's degree, community college courses are worth your time.

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Average Community College Tuition & Costs: What to Expect
Average Community College Tuition & Costs: What to Expect
by Bill Sands October 2016

If you're considering community college, you're probably wondering just how expensive it is to attend these schools. Learn more about tuition costs, as well as other expenses and fees that you're likely to encounter.

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What Are the Best Online Community Colleges?
What Are the Best Online Community Colleges?
by Bill Sands October 2016

More and more community colleges are embracing the trend of online learning. Learn about some of the top online schools in the nation and the programs and courses that they offer.

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The Best Community Colleges in California
The Best Community Colleges in California
by Bill Sands October 2016

The California Community College network boasts a number of prestigious schools with outstanding academic programs. Learn more about some of the best schools in this system.

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Is Community College a Good Choice If I Want to Be a Doctor?
Is Community College a Good Choice If I Want to Be a Doctor?
by Bill Sands October 2016

Becoming a doctor requires years of intensive study and training. Learn more about the process and explore how community college can help you pursue a career in medicine.

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Don't Make These Financial Aid Mistakes in Community College
Don't Make These Financial Aid Mistakes in Community College
by Melissa Kreindel October 2016

Even though community college is more affordable than a four-year college, it can still be expensive. In order to cut down on the cost of college, avoid making these financial aid mistakes.

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What You Should Expect Day-to-Day from Community College
What You Should Expect Day-to-Day from Community College
by Aatif Bokhari November 2016

This article describes the ins and outs of community colleges, including how to find an advisor, study group or tutor, and signing up for courses. It also provides a brief overview of community college life.

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How Does Online Community College Work?
How Does Online Community College Work?
by Bill Sands July 2017

Online learning is more popular than ever, and community colleges across the nation now offer distance learning programs. Learn more about how these programs work and determine if they are a good fit for your learning style.

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Surprising Community College Transfer Statistics
Surprising Community College Transfer Statistics
by Laurie Smith October 2016

It's a fact that many people utilize community colleges - and many end up transferring at some point. Here are some interesting statistics specific to community college transfer. Take a look.

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How Does a Community College Bachelor's Degree Help Me?
How Does a Community College Bachelor's Degree Help Me?
by Bill Sands September 2016

More and more students are making the decision to earn a bachelor's degree through a community college. Learn more about these programs and how they can help you achieve your professional and academic goals.

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Are Community College Classes Academically Challenging?
Are Community College Classes Academically Challenging?
by Bill Sands September 2016

Despite being perceived as easy, community college classes are in fact engaging and challenging. Learn more about these classes and why students struggle with them.

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Find Direction by Going to Community College First
Find Direction by Going to Community College First
by Laurie Smith September 2016

What do you want to be when you grow up? That can be a really overwhelming question - especially when you're spending thousands of dollars a year to figure it out! Community college can be a great way to explore your options for a lot less money.

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Tips on Finishing Your Community College Program in Time
Tips on Finishing Your Community College Program in Time
by Bill Sands October 2016

Despite offering shorter programs, community colleges suffer from low on-time completion rates. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls and pick up some strategies for earning your degree on time.

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Why Community College Can Take Longer Than You Expect
Why Community College Can Take Longer Than You Expect
by Bill Sands June 2017

Most programs at community colleges are designed to be completed in two years or less, but many students take much longer to earn a degree. Learn about some of the factors that make it so difficult to finish on time.

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Are There Scholarships Available for Community College?
Are There Scholarships Available for Community College?
by Laurie Smith November 2016

While community college offers great value, there are still expenses: tuition, fees, books, transportation. Scholarships can help cover some of these costs, and the answer is yes, many scholarships can be used at community colleges around the country.

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Will Community College Save Me From Debt?
Will Community College Save Me From Debt?
by Bill Sands September 2016

In general, community colleges are a more affordable option than 4-year universities. Learn more about how these schools can save you money, and pick up some tips and strategies on managing your finances.

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Preparing for Community College Placement Tests
Preparing for Community College Placement Tests
by Bill Sands September 2016

Community colleges commonly use placement tests in lieu of lengthy application processes. Learn more about these exams and pick up some helpful study tips to prepare for them as well.

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How to Prepare for Community College
How to Prepare for Community College
by Bill Sands September 2016

Earning a degree or certificate from a community college can be a complex and arduous task, but you can easily navigate the rigors of these programs with some basic planning and organization. Take a look at some strategies and tips that will help you complete your program.

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If I'm Considering Community College, What Are My Other Options?
If I'm Considering Community College, What Are My Other Options?
by Erin Riskey September 2016

Are you thinking about enrolling in community college but are not 100% sure that it's the right choice for you and your future? Take a few minutes to explore other education options, which are discussed here.

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Advice for Getting to Know Your Community College Professors
Advice for Getting to Know Your Community College Professors
by Laurie Smith September 2016

For many students, the opportunity to connect with faculty can be one of the highlights of community college. Not sure how to begin? This article can help!

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Why Students Are Choosing to Go to Community College
Why Students Are Choosing to Go to Community College
by Bill Sands September 2016

Community college attendance has been climbing steadily in the 21st century. Learn more about why these schools are so popular, and find out more about the programs they offer and if they're right for you.

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Interesting Statistics on Community College Enrollment
Interesting Statistics on Community College Enrollment
by Bill Sands September 2016

Community college student bodies are comprised of all sorts of students. Learn more about the types of people who attend these schools and study some intriguing statistics about these students.

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Will Community College Prepare You for a 4-Year School?
Will Community College Prepare You for a 4-Year School?
by Erin Riskey September 2016

When it comes to choosing a college, it can be hard to know which route is the best to follow. You want a quality education, but does this mean you have to immediately start out at a 4-year university? Not necessarily. Keep reading to find out how community college can actually prepare you for a 4-year school and make the transition easier.

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Being a Full-Time vs. Part-Time Community College Student
Being a Full-Time vs. Part-Time Community College Student
by Bill Sands September 2016

Taking courses on a part-time basis is a tremendously popular choice among community college students, but is it the right option for you? Learn more about how this particular course of study varies from full-time courses and decide which path is more likely to help you earn your degree.

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How to Choose the Best Community College for You
How to Choose the Best Community College for You
by Erin Riskey October 2017

When it comes to picking a community college, it may seem like any one will do. However, there are several important things to keep in mind if you want your community college experience to be the best it can be. Keep reading to learn what these things are and how to choose the best college for you.

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How Do I Get into Community College?
How Do I Get into Community College?
by Bill Sands September 2016

Applying for community college is a completely different experience than applying to a 4-year university. Learn about the differences between these two processes, and explore the standard requirements for a community college application.

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Avoid These Common Pitfalls in Transferring Credit from Community College
Avoid These Common Pitfalls in Transferring Credit from Community College
by Laurie Smith February 2017

Whether it is a single class or two years' worth or credits, community college can be a cost-effective way to begin your college career. This post can help you avoid some common pitfalls when transferring credits and make the most of your time spent at community college.

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What Degrees Do Community Colleges Offer?
What Degrees Do Community Colleges Offer?
by Bill Sands September 2016

Community colleges offer several types of academic programs to meet the needs of diverse students. Learn more about these academic offerings, including potential majors, program length, and the type of courses you can expect to take.

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7 Tips for Working & Going to Community College at the Same Time
7 Tips for Working & Going to Community College at the Same Time
by Bill Sands September 2016

Working while completing a degree or certificate program at community college is a great way to earn valuable work experience while also pocketing some extra income. It can also be time-consuming and stressful, but these tips can help you navigate your workload without being overwhelmed.

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How Do I Find Out If My Community College Credits Will Transfer?
How Do I Find Out If My Community College Credits Will Transfer?
by Laurie Smith September 2016

Community college course credit can save you a lot of money, but understanding how your credit will transfer to a four-year school can be confusing. Learn all about the process and some steps you can take to help insure you get the most credit for your hard work!

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Pros & Cons of Being a Part-Time Community College Student
Pros & Cons of Being a Part-Time Community College Student
by Bill Sands September 2016

Attending community college on a part-time basis can be an appealing option for students with busy schedules. Learn more about this alternative to full-time study, as well as its various advantages and drawbacks.

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Community College vs. University - The Big Differences
Community College vs. University - The Big Differences
by Erin Riskey October 2017

If you are wondering whether to attend a community college or a university, you should have a solid understanding of the major differences between the two. Keep reading to get the lowdown so you can make an informed decision about the next step in your education.

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Do Community Colleges Offer 4-Year Degrees?
Do Community Colleges Offer 4-Year Degrees?
by Bill Sands September 2016

Though community colleges primarily award 2-year degrees, many of these institutions have started offering bachelor's degree programs that allow students to earn a 4-year degree. Keep reading to learn more about this degree option, including pros and cons that can help you decide if it's a good option for you.

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5 Advantages of Going to Community College
5 Advantages of Going to Community College
by Bill Sands September 2016

If you're looking for an accessible way to further your education and improve your job prospects, community colleges offer a number of benefits and serve as an excellent choice for students from all walks of life.

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The Benefits of Going to Community College
The Benefits of Going to Community College
by Bill Sands September 2016

Whether you're looking to take advantage of lower tuition fees or capitalize on specialized training programs, community college offers many benefits for students. Learn more about the advantages of these schools so that you can make the best decision for your future.

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Can You Study Abroad in Community College?
Can You Study Abroad in Community College?
by Bill Sands September 2016

If you're a community college student looking to study abroad, you might be surprised to learn that you have several options available that will allow you to travel the world.

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What to Expect from Community College Coursework
What to Expect from Community College Coursework
by Bill Sands September 2016

No matter what subject you study, community colleges offer a diverse range of courses in a number of disciplines. Read this post for info on these courses, as well as the programs where you can find them.

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