Admitted to your college? It's time for a fresh look
Original post made on Mar 22, 2010
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on Mar 22, 2010 at 10:59 pm
DVC is the way to go. Save thousands of dollars, do a year and a half - two years(depending on taking easy summer classes online), and transfer to UC/CSU. While your value way not be as high as opting for 4 year universites right out of high school, your savings really is. And how many of us know a kid who goofs around too much and their parents pay to have that kid living at chico per se.
But if you gotta go, go out of state. Easier admission, lower tuition(tution-not everything else housing, fees,books etc) and states like Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Montana and Wyoming are beautiful. "Go west young people"
on Mar 23, 2010 at 8:58 am
Tuition is cheaper out of state? Definitely hasn't been the experience with my kids - you have to pay additional "out of state" tuition.
Sadly, my daughter is just now pulling it together academically in her junior year yet really wants to go to a university. Paying for the sins of the past is a tough lesson. DVC may just be the answer for her.
on Mar 25, 2010 at 3:38 pm
DVC is only an extension of high school for our young unmotivated people and in most cases, classes are not transferrable to the University system.
It would be a better choice to have your student take a year off and work, or apply straight to a local University. It's a wrong decision to think your child will "get it together" at DVC.
However, for the older student who wishes to advance themselves thru extended classes the Community College is a great venue.