Originally Posted by pb1bg
1. some community college credits won't transfer to other schools such as private schools so make sure your credits transfer to the school you want to go to next
2. there is a reason why community colleges are cheaper and its because the education you get there isn't as good as actual universities. it may hurt you when you take your major courses or even effect your pay when you get your job because you classes may not be as credible.
1. Its called getting an AA/AS, those pretty much transfer no matter what. Also most community colleges also work with colleges in the area and actually have lists of what classes will transfer (most do).
2. First off, community colleges aren't cheaper. The university I am going to next year is the same price as it would if I stayed at the community college. And the big difference, the uni gives us all our books free.
Also, community colleges (at least around here) fill up quickly on math and science classes because they are limited to like 30 people in size, transfer to the U of Mn, are the same exact class, and the teacher can actually help you when you have a problem.
Also, I have some teachers that could easily teach at top schools in the nation, that simply don't want to. They like the community college feel.
Unrelated. Get involved with student activities.
I am secretary of the libertarian club on campus, we also have a book club, I am helping with the student republicans, member of the computer club, a round table discussion group (no idea why), outdoor club (hiking and camping and such), philosophy book club.
Even with all that, a full schedule of classes, and working 20 hours a week, I managed to get everything done and still have time to nerd out with friends.