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September 17, 2014

Steps to VA Certification for Veteran Students

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Heading back to school can be an overwhelming task for any one, no doubt. Student veterans attending colleges today have even more school responsibilities than those of their traditional classmates. This is mostly due to the fact that many veterans come home eligible for some sort of VA educational benefit. VA educational benefits provide a […]

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August 4, 2014

Developmental English Classes Prepare Students for College: What You Need to Know about CCR

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College Composition and Reading (aka CCR) is Front Range Community College’s pathway to success for developmental readers and writers. Students placed into CCR by their Accuplacer scores must complete (or take at the same time) the CCR requirement before registering for most college-level courses. Because of this “co-requisite” requirement, it is important to know what […]

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July 21, 2014

Is Community College Right for You?

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For the past 7 years, I have been giving presentations about community colleges to prospective students. During this time, I have heard many people say that community colleges are not for them, only to be surprised that they are a great fit! I’ve found that many stereotypes of community colleges exist (I held many myself […]

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July 14, 2014

What is an A.A. Degree?

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I have been working in the college environment ever since I graduated myself but I haven’t always been an academic advisor. I have learned, over the past several years, that educational planning isn’t as easy as it looks and it helps to seek guidance in setting your path. Is the A.A. (Associate of Arts) Degree […]

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