How many years will it take for me to earn a Bachelor's degree if I'll study in a Comm. College first?
Will it take shorter or longer for me?
The costs are far cheaper, the quality of education is often as good or better than a 4 year institution, and once you transfer there's absolutely no difference between yours and someone who went all 4 years to the college. In terms of time, 4 years is standard, regardless of whether the 1st two years were spent at the community college or not.
The main advantage of studying at a community college is that it is cheaper.
It might end up taking you a little longer if you transfer in the middle because not all of your classes will transfer so you may have to retake some. Classes at community colleges are usually easier than classes at 4-year universities, so you probably won't be as prepared.
I would only recommend starting at a community college and transferring if money is a huge issue and if you think you are smart enough that you can catch up going from inferior intro level classes to university level work.
Well, I don't know what state you are in, but many states now have transfer agreements between the community colleges in the state guaranteeing transfer to 4 yr schools within that state.
This is what I did in Kentucky. I started at a community college for 2 yrs, earned my Associates degree, then transferred to NKU, a 4 yr school. I just recently finished my Bachelors. It has taken me 4 yrs total including going summers (the summers because I would go back to the community college and pick up any additional general education courses that I needed because it was way cheaper).
Sometimes it seemed liked I was going to 2 schools at once, but I wouldn't change the way I did.There were many advantages because it was easier to start in a 2 year school, and once I finished the A.A.S., I was more motivated to continue. Plus, the money you save in your first 2 years makes a difference. Now, I'm starting grad school.
If your state has transfer agreements, talk with an advisor about what courses need to be taken. Good luck in whatever you decide!
Well, Here is the thing. If you pay the tuition from your own pocket then go for the A.A.
the goods: after you are done in 2 yrs you can find a better job an then transfer to a B.A .
the pros: Some 4-years college will ask you to repeat some credits in b/w 4 or 6. which is not too much.
My personal opinio go for thr A.A and then for the B.A.
I am doing it. It is worth.
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