Learn what steps a senior should take in planning for community college.
While each high school year has unique and specific goals, seniors can begin to prepare for their step in higher education as they make plans to attend community college.
Developing a Plan for Enrollment
As a senior, you will make many important decisions regarding the next phase of your life. Choosing a community college
means finding a campus that is in line with your goals, both academically and professionally.
Since community colleges can provide students with different areas of academic focus, students can begin their investigation of specific schools by requesting catalogues from each community college. Catalogues and websites will provide information about programs, course schedules, and graduation plans. After reviewing information, a senior can also make an appointment with a college counselor. A counselor can discuss with a student plans for career, job interests, and professional guidance. After narrowing down career options, a counselor and senior can discuss whether or not a particular college is the right fit for specific areas of study.
Financial Planning - Anticipating the Costs
As the costs of college can often be expensive, high school seniors and parents can make the appropriate plans by reviewing financial aid and loan options
Remember, community college is indeed much more affordable than traditional four-year institutions
. However, planning ahead will help the senior determine whether or not to attend community college full-time, or to also work in a part-time or full-time position.
Preparing for Placement Tests
Indeed, community college admissions do not require a senior to take any of the national standardized tests, such as the SAT . . . read more