The Community College Advantage

The Community College Advantage

Your Guide to A Low-cost, High-reward College Experience

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Discusses how students can maximize their community college education whether they are planning to transfer to a four-year school or are looking for an edge in the job market.

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Melville explains the benefits of going to community college and what prospective students need to know about the experience. She argues that going to community college and transferring to a four year school is a great way to cut costs and find more educational flexibility. She offers tips on successful program construction, getting financial aid, where to transfer, and how to get into the top schools. A final chapter focuses on career planning and thinking about employment. She also provides a resource guide to financial aid and other resources. Melville is an entrepreneur and consultant who works with community college transfer students. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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How to maximize your community college experience to transfer into the 4-year college of your choice

Harvard Business School graduate Diane Melville—who began her college career at a local community college—brings the best advice to today's students in this original guidebook. Covering everything from academics to finances to personal and social issues, The Community College Advantage is just what students need to stay on track with their goals, avoid pitfalls, and capitalize on opportunities that community college provides to create their own path to a degree.

Maximize your college experience. Follow the track that costs less and pays more.

Whether you're looking to transfer to a four-year school or you want an edge in the job market, community college could be your key to success. The question is: How can you make community college work to your advantage?

The Community College Advantage: Your Guide to a Low-Cost, High-Reward College Experience is the first community college strategy guide focused on maximizing your college experience. With helpful tips and worksheets, you'll be prepared from the minute you set foot on campus.

Optimize your time in community college.
Uncover secrets to making the most of your classes, teachers, and peers.

Transfer to your dream school.
Follow a step-by-step guide to the transfer process and obtain access to the best colleges in the nation.

Gain life skills that prepare you for the real world.
Apply these tips and techniques to your life after college and see all your hard work pay off.

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks edu, 2013
ISBN: 9781402279829
Characteristics: xviii, 237 p. : ill., port ; 18 cm


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