Best Kept Secret: The two-year story

Want to know a secret? More than 47 percent of college students in the United States now attend two-year colleges. These schools are becoming increasingly popular for students with all kinds of goals. Okay, so that’s not really such a big secret. But you might be surprised to learn just how much two-year colleges have to offer prospective students. Everybody knows that two-year colleges are...

Six Keys to Succeeding in College

Start early. Perhaps the best way to prepare for success in college is to get started as early as possible with processes such as applying for aid and selecting the right courses. Plan ahead. To avoid stress and manage your workload, plan ahead for all of your assignments. Get a course syllabus (or outline) for each course, and read it carefully. There you will find the instructor’s...

Returning to College? Ease the transition

By Naomi Sheehan When adults need to re-tool for a new career, community colleges are the ultimate resource. To make the most of a return to the classroom, try these tips: Don’t worry about your age. Many students will be “non-traditional” students (over the age of 25) and most are juggling jobs, families, and other responsibilities just like you. Make a beeline to the college...