why i choose college

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Jia Jones
11/12/2013
RENG 91 Universities vs. Community Colleges My essay I will be talking about the difference between universities and community colleges. I choose this topic because most students coming out of high school and get stuck on choosing a college to attend. Community colleges have open admissions policies, meaning that anyone who can benefit is welcome to attend. You will need a high school diploma or a GED to take courses for credit. Many non-credit courses are available for anyone who wants to enroll. Students take assessments and placement test to determine the appropriate class level. Four-year colleges and universities vary in their degrees of selectivity and some do have open admissions policies. Some selections is often based on competitive factors such as standardized test scores, such as the SAT and SCT, high school grade point average and coursework, letters of recommendation, and admissions essays. A high school diploma or a GED is generally required in order for an applicant to be admitted.
Community colleges student body is often described as a “non-traditional,” referring to independent, older adults who are entering college for the first time or returning after some time. Most students are in-state residents from the local area; some foreign-born students also attend. The majority of students attend part time (less than 12 credit hours per semester). In universities many students in baccalaureate programs start right out of high school and in fall into the traditional college-age 18-22 years old. Students come from across the country and around the world. Most students attend on a full-time basis. Community college an associate’s degree is usually the highest degree awarded. Most degree programs can be completed in 2 years of full-time attendance. Certificate programs typically take a year or less to complete if you go full-time. All universities and

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