Commuinity college the way to go?




 
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Boots
 
April 7th, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 

Topic: Commuinity college the way to go?


I've been conditioned to enter a 4-year university since i was 13. Now that my math level is too low to enter even state colleges, i have few options left available. The rest of my grades are fairly good though just math i'm bad at. Private school is too expensive to go through general education courses, so i'm going to community college to tranfer to a university like UCLA. Do you guys think this is a good course, i just need some opinions out there.
April 7th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Sounds like a good plan to me. Don't be discouraged about your math scores. There are unfortunately alot of bad math teachers out there.
April 7th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Hrm, I'm really not in favor of community college. I really think you'd be better served in going into the millitary and then using those skills back in the civilian world once you get out.
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April 7th, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
there is nothing wrong with getting rid of your undergrad stuff in a CC. thats what im doing.
April 7th, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 
I was considering the military route since it would pay for a lot of my college, but my cousin did that and had been a bit discouraged with the whole marines thing. I wouldn't mind goig to the military, but i think it would take some of my youthful years away in iraq, and i don't want to graduate college at 26. Other then veterans benefits, is there anything else to look foward to, and i'm talking tangible things.
April 9th, 2005  
alliehz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by behemoth79
there is nothing wrong with getting rid of your undergrad stuff in a CC. thats what im doing.
Same here. Just get it out of the way now, you'll be better off if you do.
April 10th, 2005  
Tvoi-Vrag
 
Not everyone has what it takes to be a soldier, but good luck I went to CC forawhile

cheers
April 11th, 2005  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by WarMachine
I was considering the military route since it would pay for a lot of my college, but my cousin did that and had been a bit discouraged with the whole marines thing. I wouldn't mind goig to the military, but i think it would take some of my youthful years away in iraq, and i don't want to graduate college at 26. Other then veterans benefits, is there anything else to look foward to, and i'm talking tangible things.
That is the direction I took for the same reasons you cite. I first took a remedial course in Algebra, then took courses that would transfer to a four year college. Worked out great, classes are smaller and you aren't pushed as hard as in a four year college.

Remember the poor kid who was a below average algebra student in Germany? He stuck with it and Albert Einstein went on to bigger things.
April 11th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
It depends a great deal on what you want to get out of the next couple of years. if your main concern is getting a degree from a 4 year college/university then going the CC route and busting your butt while learning math you need might be the way to go for you.
If you want even more of a challenge then go the military route. Yes, you can get your tuition paid for in return for a whole lot of extra time and effort on your part. At the risk of sounding trite, you will get out of it what you are willing to put into it. That's the route I went and it wasn't easy but it was worthwhile.
Oh and Missileer is right, don't get discouraged and be persistent.
April 11th, 2005  
WarMachine
 
 
for those of you that have taken cc, was it at all intensive or did you get by it with the work necessary. See, i'm a bit worried of what my friend told me, that we're gonna take a lot of classes over a 2 year time period, did you guys need a lot, or would you say it was a moderate amount of work.

BTW, i'm entering a sorta honors program there so it maybe be different from the regular roster of classes.