You know earning a college degree is worthwhile, but do you need a bachelor’s degree right now? Obviously, more education is valuable in a number of career paths—but there are also situations in which it makes good sense to earn an associate degree. Here are a few things to consider, and reasons you might choose […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’ve seen me around campus lately, you may have noticed that I’ve been wearing a green wristband with the word “Commit” on it in big, bold letters. What’s this all about? Three years ago, Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, launched the Community College Completion Core (better known as C4). […]
Starting at community college but have your sights set on a four-year degree? Think you’ll take a few courses then transfer? Then read this—there are at least five reasons you should reconsider and get an associates degree before you transfer.
Everywhere you look these days, there’s an article or talking head questioning the value of a college education. They often use examples of recent graduates who have a bachelor’s degree but no job. I can relate. When I graduated from college in 1981, it was the worst recession on record at the time since the […]
Are you saving your math class (or classes!) for the very end? Are you planning to take math your last semester before you graduate? If you are, I’m guessing you might not enjoy math and might even be a little intimidated by it. Maybe it has been a long time since you used fractions or […]