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October 10th, 2012, 02:34 PM
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Iím looking for advice from anyone working for an associates degree or higher, or that has one: I want to get a degree of some kind, but I don't have the grades or the SAT score to get into a 4-year school. I'm curious what my options will be with an AA degree program, and I'd like to hear from anyone who is enrolled in, or has graduated with one.
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October 14th, 2012, 10:48 PM
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I went to a community college (2-year school) to get my AS and then transferred to a 4-year school to complete my BBA. It worked out great for me.

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October 15th, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Good job SassyMama, and good for you JannieVanny for looking into going back to school. I am in the same boat and am currently looking into inexpensive schools that I can get into NOW and then transfer the credits I earn into a 4-year program. 4-year schools cost more, but I can save money now by getting some of the required credits out of the way now through either an online school (I am leaning this way) or a community college. Here is where I got the idea from:
Is Community College Right For You? | What is Community College?

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October 17th, 2012, 01:52 PM
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I just wanted to encourage you! One of our son's is attending a community college right now. If he decides to continue on then he'll transfer to a 4 year school.

I'm in graduate school right now - it can be hard but it'll be well worth it when that degree is in my/our hands!
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October 19th, 2012, 01:56 AM
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Community college is a great opportunity for advancement! I was naive in high school and did not take the ACT or the SAT so at first I was disappointed that I would only be able to get into community college. It has worked out great and I love the flexibility of it! Good luck with your goals!
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October 20th, 2012, 08:36 AM
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I also didn't have the grades for a 4 year school, and I had never taken the SAT's. Instead, I opted to go to a community college first, and then transfer in to the four year after I have taken everything I can at the community college. It ended up meaning 3 years at the community college instead of two because I took more than required, but I worked with both schools to make sure it all transfers, and it is saving me a ton of money in the long run. It has also shortened the time I will have to be at the 4 year school.

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