Starting Community College?

Starting Community College? Topic: Starting Community College?
June 27, 2019 / By Alison
Question: well im about to start community college and i want 2 transfer in a few years... well my question is how many English and math classes do i need to take? in my placement test i got English 21 and math 115 so after im done with those classes which ones do i need 2 take?how many courses do i need to take to be done with math and in English? after im done with community college i want 2 transfer to a CSU or UC.....(not sure yet) what classes do i need to take...what are the requirements? also whats the difference between Associate degree(Plan A and Plan B)and IGETC and GE Requirements.......which one do u recommend for me if im transferring CSU or UC..... Im the 1st person to go 2 college in my family that's why im a little confuse and im open 2 any suggestion...or if u just want 2 tell me something i should know about the college life....... =]
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Ur Ur | 10 days ago
There are two things I'd like to tell you about college. First, you'll find it harder than high school. (Knowing that won't make it any easier, either.) You will actually have to do your homework. That does not mean partying or goofing off until one hour before class and then trying to read two chapters and answer 14 assignment questions in that remaining hour. That's what I tried to do, and IT DOESN'T WORK!!! The other thing is that the quality of education at community colleges varies widely. Some instructors are great and really know their subjects. BUT... My wife recently took a course at the local CC, and she found she knew more than the instructor. The instructor kept getting the material wrong, so my wife gave the other students a second lecture, after class every morning, in the cafeteria. This helped them get their brains unscrambled. She also went to the dean and got the bad instructor relieved of teaching that class.
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Your first day, will be pretty much the professor introducing themselves and the class to the students. He/She will mainly go over their rules and regulations, as well as handing out a syllabus for the course which will have all the information on what you need to do to pass the class and the required tools you will need. You more than likely will not need your book, since most students will not have even bought theirs yet. But you can still bring it as well as notebook and pens. If you do a little small talk here and there you should end of making friends, but don't do it in class. Some tips for on passing are, always show up to class! Even if you are having a bad day, or not feeling your best, if you have the energy to get up and get dress definitely make your way to class. Missing one class can get you behind very quickly, since most professors usually go over many things in one day and have to cover mostly everything in the book before the end of the semester. What ever you do never show up late. Late is just like being absent, and professors would usually tell you to leave. Pay attention to the lectures, if you really focus and take notes, things begin to sink easier into your brain, instead of being distracted by the outside world. (Also don't think about electronics in class) Do the required homework and class work. If you need help just ask. One of my professors is almost making us schedule a appointment to meet with him. Those are the type you should definitely take advantage of and use their help.

Robby Robby
The best thing to do is to talk to a counselor at your community college. They will be able to answer all of your questions, and they will save you from taking a bunch of classes that won't count for anything. There is also a website called that talks about classes that transfer. You may want to start investigating what csu or uc you are interested in so that you are sure to fulfill their requirements.
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Micaiah Micaiah
go to an advisor and see if you met the requirements to place into college level math. after that it would depend on your core curriculum, you major and what credits will transfer to the school you plan to attend. an advisor will be able to help you answer all of those questions the only requirement needed to transfer into a school is a good GPA. some schools require only a 2.0 while others demand a 4.0. of course it always helps if you get involved in your community and build up your resume by doing community service or getting involved on campus. i suggest you go onto and see the requirements needed for CSU and UC. the requirements for transfer students are different than incoming freshmen. an associate degree is usually only for people who don't plan on getting their bachelor's or who plan on working before finishing college. i would recommend you knock out your core classes and taken a couple of courses that correspond to your major. These are questions that should be asked to your advisor :) they'll be able to lead you on the right track :) best of luck in college
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Josse Josse
maximum community colleges have 3 semesters: fall, spring and summer time. verify with the Admissions place of work the place you intend to hitch. they provides you with their superb suggestion and any added literature you are able to desire.
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Hardy Hardy
ok u need to save these questions and make an appointment w/ an academic counselor at your community college
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Hardy Originally Answered: Community College Jitters?
Don't skip classes. If you don't understand what's going on, skipping the classes that go over it just means you're going to fail the course and waste your money. Start slow, maybe two classes a semester. Attend them all, ask questions when you get confused, and prepare for the class as well as doing your homework. Ease yourself back in and don't overwhelm yourself just yet.

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