MY COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
I finished my last semester at community college a few weeks ago. It's often looked down upon, but I had a really positive experience. And if you're ever considering it, then I'd highly recommend.
- •So basically I started attending community college in 9th grade. I went to a high school on campus, and took classes.I went to that school for 2 years and I finished with 27 units (which is considered to be about a year of college classes). My math requirements were done, and other random requirements were done.
- •Anyways the last year and a half of high school was crazy, so I never ended up taking the SAT.Basically you need that to get into college as a freshman or sophomore, but by the time it was time to apply I hadn't even looked at a practice question.
- •I ended up graduating high school a semester early, so I was like hey I'm just gonna take a few classes at the community college.
- •And then I was like hey, I don't have that many units left why don't I just stick around for another year and transfer.I wouldn't have to take my SATs, and you could go in as a junior so I was like hey sign me up.
- •I didn't go to community college because I was a bad student or anything. I feel like the biggest misconception about community college.And I know a lot of people who were great students in high school, but for whatever reason ended up at community college. It's not a bad thing.
- •And I had such a great experience and I enjoyed my time more than anything.
- •I experimented so much with my major. I changed it 5 times probably. I took classes I probably wouldn't have even considered taking.And I never felt guilty about it because it was so much less expensive to experiment there than is would've been to experiment at a four year university.
- •I never felt like my classes didn't challenge me or help me grow. I never felt like I wasn't going to prepared when I transferred.
- •Ever since I was 13 I thought I was going to graduate high school, go off to some big four year university, finish in four quick years, and call it a day. But that wasn't how life turned out.
- •If you half told me 5 years ago that this is where I would be, then I probably wouldn't have believed you and I probably would've been mad at myself. But this experience was so good.
- •Plans change, and I'm glad mine did.
- •And community college is cool kids. Don't let people tell ya otherwise.