Cut College Costs in Half through Community College

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While one way to cut the cost of college is take AP classes, many cost saving college pundits suggest another is going to a less expensive community college rather than starting straight off at a more expensive 4-year university. I agree with them. I also think those savings should also be claimed by high school students. Walking across the stage to receive a high school diploma does not magically endow students with the know-how to survive a college class. Students can get a year or more of college out of the way while they’re still in high school.

Community College: My aunt, who graduated with a master’s at 21, did much of her undergraduate work by taking community colle

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  2. The primary thing is to check that there is an articulation agreement between the community college and teh university where you wish to transfer. Some courses will be accepted, and others won’t. Be sure that the hours match up as well. My daughter missed graduation by a semester because she had taken two 4-hour science courses, and needed ONE more hour of science to graduate.

    Spartanburg Community College offers a number of articulation agreements with the Univerity of South Carolina system, the SC Technical college system and most of the colleges in the Upstate area.

    Just check it out before you pay for a class that won’t transfer.

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