How To Succeed In Community College: Be The Most Successful On Campus

by Chad Agrawal

How to succeed in community collegeAre you determined to succeed in community college? Would you like to transfer to an Ivy League or Tier 1 university? Whether you want to be a top student or moderately successful, I can show you how to succeed in community college because I've already done it.

I still remember the night that I was awarded the top student of the honors program at my local community college. It was actually on my birthday. My parents, sister, and Grandpa were in attendance when my name was called, "Chad Agrawal!" Since I was already sitting on the stage (because I was presenting an award on behalf of student government), it was a short walk to the podium as I shook hands with the honors program director and received a nice shiny plaque.

Becoming the top student at community college was a phenomenal experience. If you told me 2 years before that I would become a top student at community college, I probably would have laughed in your face. But, to my surprise, success became a reality for me. And a bigger surprise was that I actually enjoyed the work I did along the way. As a result of my community college success, I was able to transfer to NYU Stern School of Business. And yes, that was an awesome experience that I wouldn't trade for anything.

How To Be Successful In Community College

Looking back, I realized that if I can learn how to succeed in community college, then I'm pretty sure anyone else can too. It's just a matter of knowing what to do and following through. The thing is, not everyone capable of succeeding starts off knowing what to do. Like me, most people enter community college without a clue of what's ahead. And unfortunately, you won't be very successful by sticking to the same approach you used in high school. You need to be equipped with a game plan.

Lucky for me, I happened to meet a top student at community college who told me what to do and exactly what steps to take. To my surprise, they were little, gradual steps that started to make a big difference. Following through on his advice, I was able to be successful in community college and become a top student. And like I said, it was a phenomenal experience. I had a great time.

Chances are, most of you won't have the opportunity to become friends with a top student and get the inside scoop on everything you need to do. So that's why I created this community college guide. In this guide I lay out organized steps explaining how to succeed in community college and transfer to top universities. Thanks to the guide,  you don't have to depend on meeting a few select students, since there are not enough top students to go around. You can learn the exact steps I took to become a top student and receive acceptance into NYU. Then, just follow through to become the most successful student on your campus.

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This post was written by Chad Agrawal

Chad Agrawal is the founder of CCTS, helping students transfer from community college to Ivy League, tier 1 or anywhere else by following this community college guide.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Yasmin July 15, 2013 at 8:41 am

Do you list every one of your public pages like your Linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?


Chad Agrawal July 15, 2013 at 8:48 am

Hey Yasmin,

Yes, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Google Plus. You should be able to see our social icons above the banner on the right sidebar. At least, that’s where I have it right now.

Thank You


Anna August 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I wasn’t accepted into the honors program at RCC. I heard that after my first semester at RCC; I am able to get in with a 3.5 gpa. Therefore, will I automatically be put into the honors program?


Chad Agrawal August 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Hey Anna,

You don’t get accepted automatically, but you can apply and it’s very probable that you’ll be accepted. Get in touch with Dr. Garner or Hannah Lowney. They will definitely guide you through the process!

Thank You


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