If you are one of the lucky individuals who skipped college life to get to community college, then here are some tips to keep in mind when checking the place. Enrolling in school can be an exciting phase in life no matter how old you are. It provides an opportunity to further your career and happiness levels if you do it right. But as school is school no matter where it is, keeping the grades up in the scale is a must.
Buying books or renting
Textbooks tend to take out a significant amount out of the wallet if you are buying brand new. If you are taking optional courses or courses that you only need to take for a year or so then try renting out the textbook or going for secondhand books. Firstly you will need the ISBN numbers from the bookstore and then check them out at sites such as Chegg, eBay, Amazon, Powell’s and your local secondhand bookstore. Buy the book brand new if you think you will need that material again or you will need it for other courses as well. Sometimes professors even provide soft copies of the textbooks as well so check out whether your professor is one of the nicer ones. For practical classes and online courses (like NSW white card or basic biology) you will not need textbooks for asbestos fence removal.
Thinking ahead of community college
If you are a high school graduate or your end point in your education is not community college, then you will need to think several steps ahead and onto college. Most students tend to take two years at community college level and then transfer onto college to get their basic degree. In order to plan this you need to talk to your advisor and transfer counselor and make a note of which courses you need to take to get into college as fast as possible. Then during orientation sign up to some productive clubs and actively participate in their contaminated land remediation and other events. Add rapport to your resume which you can use to take a hit at a scholarship.
Sometimes if you take certification and other courses which directly align with your degree (like NSW white card course for construction) then you have a better chance for grabbing a scholarship. Since you will most likely be commuting to and from community college, make sure to write down or memorize clearly the transport time schedules and alternatives during bad weather situations. And also keep in mind to meet up with the professors before the classes start and introduce yourself and talk about the syllabus and other questions; in short, make an impact.