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So, you’re going to community college.
Let me be the first to congratulate you on making an incredible decision! Yes, I know that “congrats” isn’t the most common response to sharing your community college decision, but it ought to be. Some of the most successful people of our time went to community college (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Hanks, George Lucas, and Walt Disney to name a few), and there is no reason why you shouldn’t feel like you are walking in the footsteps of giants. I want you to walk away from this article feeling excited and proud of yourself for making the decision to attend community college. I want you to know that you haven’t missed out on anything, you are not at a disadvantage, and a world of opportunity awaits you as a community college student.
Are you a community-college student who’s thinking about enrolling in courses this summer? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Taking summer classes is a great way to get ahead and ensure that you’ll graduate on time. Registration for summer courses usually begins in April/May and classes fill up quickly! Be sure to make your plans early to avoid missing out on the classes you need.
I’m here to help you make the most out of your summer courses by taking the right ones, avoiding common pitfalls, and knowing how it will affect your financial aid. Let’s get started.
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Do you have your sights set on attending an Ivy League school next fall? Have you thought about applying to an Ivy, but ruled it out because of selectivity or cost? Before you call your college list final and complete those applications, check out these lesser-known facts about the Ivy League. You just might reconsider a few of the schools you’ve put on—or taken off—your list.
The short answer to that is yes, but, since that wouldn’t be a very useful answer, allow me to elaborate.
I would venture to say that transferring is actually easier than applying to college as a high school student. That’s a big statement, so let me back it up. First, the application pool is totally different. Everyone remembers that one person in high school who did well at everything, graduated valedictorian, and was voted “most likely to be great at everything.” When you are applying to schools as a high school student, you are going head-to-head with these kinds of students. As a transfer applicant, you are applying with other community college students and students who are leaving their current four-year university. The application pool is smaller for transfer students (on average 30,000 students apply to the Ivy Leagues from high school while only 1,500 apply for transfer), so you’ll have a much easier time standing out.