A couple months ago I graduated from community college. I wanted to talk a little about my college experience, so as Mario would say, here we go!
I took many classes throughout my four years of college, and there are only two that stand out as my favorites. Those classes would be Public Speaking and General Psychology 2. The environment in those classes were very good, from my fellow classmates to the professors; it was a good experience all around.
About half of my time at college was in person while the other half was online due to COVID. While I enjoyed being in person very much as I am someone who craves social interaction, the downside was that my grades weren’t the best. I had to retake classes a couple times and there were classes that I barely passed. However, the move to online classes helped out my grades tremendously. I earned a lot more A’s and it brought my GPA up quite a bit.
During the in-person portion of my time at college, I made a lot of connections. I got along with nearly everyone that I met and I made some good memories with them. Unfortunately, when COVID hit, I fell out of contact with all of them.
Other positives about my college experience would be that there were a lot of support services to help me pass my classes. If I didn’t have those support services, I may not have passed those classes that I mentioned in which I barely passed. It was also pretty affordable; I don’t have any student loans to pay back.
Now I want to talk about some of the benefits of a community college. For one, you can have a pretty flexible schedule. I always scheduled my classes when it was convenient for me, and it always worked out.
You can also live at home if you’d like, which is what I did. Or, you can live close to campus. Since I lived at home, I took public transportation to get to school; the train and then a bus. I didn’t mind this at all as I looked forward to going to (most of) my classes so the train and bus rides were a breeze.
Lastly, as mentioned before, it is quite affordable. And, you can transfer your credits to a 4 year school.
Overall, I would give my college experience a 7/10, which is much higher than what I would give my elementary, middle, and high school experiences. Even though I mostly enjoyed my time at college, I probably would not do it all again, as I feel I am done with school (for now at least), and am ready to enter the world of working.