There are about 90,000 international students currently enrolled in community colleges in the United States according to the American Association of Community Colleges. Community colleges are affordable alternatives to four-year colleges, often with more lenient admissions requirements, that can open doors to more prestigious schools.
Once you are accepted at a community college, you can earn college credits towards a two-year associate’s degree, and apply those credits toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. If all your credits from community college are accepted, you will only need two more years at the four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree.
Attending community colleges can be a great pathway to earning your bachelor’s degree in the US because many community colleges have relationships with neighboring four-year colleges – some which guarantee admission to community college graduates.
This video will help you analyze the pros and cons of enrolling at a community college and plan your strategy for studying in the United States. Here’s what you will learn:
- The pros and cons of studying at a community college
- How community colleges can help you earn a bachelor’s degree in the United States
- How to choose the right community college to make sure your credits will transfer
- How you can still apply for the fall 2012 or spring 2013 semesters
- What the requirements are for applying to a community college