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Table Of Contents

The Popularity of Two-Year Schools
The Typical Community College Student
A Community College Success Story
The Big Community College Secret
Who This Book Is For
The Bottom Line
Applying for Admission
Taking Placement Tests
The Placement Test Scene
Choosing an Academic Program
Exploring Program Options
Getting Off to a Good Start in Your Courses
The Cost of Commuting: Questions to Ask
Playing It Smart with Transportation
Taking the Stress Out of Parking
Cutting Down on Commuting Time
Getting to Know Campus Security
Planning for Contingencies
Coming to Grips with the Two-for-One Deal
Taking Time Out for a Reality Check
Read, Read, Read
Honing Writing Skills
Making It with Math
Focusing on Listening Skills
Studying Effectively
Thinking Like a Professor
Doing the Work
Staying the Course
Getting Help
Calculating Your GPA
Student Success Courses
Learning Communities
Understanding the Role of the Faculty
Understanding the Role of Adjunct Faculty
Getting Along with Faculty and Staff
Following Policies
Creating a Time Management Diary
Learning to Say No
Planning Ahead
Time Management Dos and Don’ts
CHAPTER 7
Academic Advising
Counseling
Career Advice
Tip: Testing Is Worth Your Time
Writing Centers
Math Centers
Special Programs and Services
Libraries
Computer Access
Where to Go for Assistance
CHAPTER 8
Getting Involved
Sports Programs
Service Programs
Honors Programs
Student Ambassadors
One Student’s Story
Study Abroad
Something for Everyone
CHAPTER 9
The Good and Bad of Stress
Reducing Your Own Stress
Questions to Ask About Stress
Considering the Transfer Route
Laying the Groundwork
Taking the First Steps
A Transfer Success Story and Advice from a Student
Ten Questions to Ask
A Transfer Checklist
Transfer Deadlines
The University View
The Payment Process
Scholarships
Other Funding Sources
Dollars and Sense: Cutting Costs
The Nontraditional Classroom
Online Courses
Dual-Enrollment Programs
Credit by Testing
Apprenticeships
Internships
The Military Connection
Credit for Fun
Other Options for Earning Credit
Get References
Take More Courses
Become an Active Alum
Give Back
Work for a Community College
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Community College Companion

Community College Companion

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Students will explore certificate and degree options; connect their needs, plans, and personalities to courses and programs; and gain tips for enhancing their financial aid package and scoring scholarships.

Students will explore certificate and degree options; connect their needs, plans, and personalities to courses and programs; and gain tips for enhancing their financial aid package and scoring scholarships.

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Published by: O'Reilly Media, Inc. on Oct 24, 2011
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