Why Your Academics Make A Difference In Community College

by Chad Agrawal

This post is an in-depth look at community college academics. In the previous post, we gave an overview of community college life and academics were the #1 priority.

If you're going to community college, this post will help give you a better perspective on why community college academics are important to you.

Why Are Community College Academics Important?

Your opportunity at community college will expand as you succeed academically.

Knowledge - The knowledge you gain in your college can not be taken from you. More importantly, your liberal arts education will give you a basic understanding of a variety of subjects. Using this knowledge, you can discover what you are good at as well as what you are not so good at.

Develop Critical Thinking - You might forget the articles, cases and stories your read, but it is the thinking process that you develop that matters most. At community college, your knowledge of topics increases as you learn how to think critically - meaning you challenge what is being presented to you by questioning the source of the information, the motivation behind an idea or the proof to test your assumptions. Regardless of the topic of study, these are priceless skills to retain and use throughout your life.

Credits & Degree - Don't forget that you're accumulating credits towards a two-year associates degree. These credits will not only fulfill your degree requirement, but also transfer to a university - counting towards a four-year bachelors degree. Plus, when you transfer credits from community college to university, you don't have to pay the difference in credit prices between community college and the university!

Scholarships - Some people sacrifice academics for working, but did you know that you could probably make more money by studying? If you put in the same into studying, there are plenty of scholarship opportunities available. The better your grades are, the more money you can get. If you do really well, full scholarships will be within your reach.

Community College Grades

Reading above, it's clear that your grades at community college matter. We'll be posting more about community college gpa and your grades.

In the meantime, me sure to see our community college transfer guide to learn how to get a 4.0 in community college and transfer to top universities.

Also, be sure to leave a comment below and tell us what you think!

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.

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Lauren Renninger June 17, 2012 at 11:02 am

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