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Some advice for people who will soon be starting college and are short on money..
ok, so i read a lot of threads where people complain about being short on money because of having to pay for school, whether it's somebodys post or the thread creator themself. one simple thing that can save you a few grand in school costs is just going to a community college and getting as many credits as possible done that can be transfered over to a higher level university at any time. this is what i've been doing.
i dont wanna jump the gun, but you can pretty much always knock out every general studies course that is required for any basic degree at a community college and sometimes more courses if you already know what you're majoring in. and no, doing 3 or 4 semesters at a community college and then transfering over to a university does not effect your degree in any way. most of the time you just have to get a higher grade in the courses you take at the community college.
my situation for example is that i live in slc utah. i've been going to salt lake community college and will transfer over to the university at the end of this semester. i have already saved over 4 grand in tuition since my first semester (i'm in my 3rd) but in most of the courses i take i need to get a B in order for it to transfer over to the university. but if you're smart enough to be excepted to a university, you're smart enough to get B's at a community college.
and if you're an out of state student this can usually save you even more money..
anyway hope that is helpfull to a few people and i know i didn't go into huge detail but if anybody else wants any further details feel free to pm me.
but where does underage drinking and drug abuse in mostly unsupervised dense living areas come into play???
im just kidding. not all degree programs work like that though. i didnt have the option of going to a CC for my BFA program.
"I didn't even know minnesota had skiing" - nomensteven$
yea, but for stuff like general studies courses i dont see why everybody doesn't already do this. i'm not sure what it's like in other states but in utah its way easy, all the colleges are pretty lined up to transfer credits.
This doesn't work at all schools though. Many require you to have the exact same class in order to receive credit and disallow credit for major courses. Also I would suggest against taking cc classes for classes that you need to build off of since you really don't learn anything. But for things like sociology or anthro or poli sci it is great because those are bullshit anyway. And most CCs allow you take courses online, which means about 20 hours of actual work.
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