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This Is Why You Should Attend A Community College in the U.S. (Part I)

If you are reading this, it means that you are interested in studying abroad, specifically in the U.S., or at least the thought has crossed your mind at least once.

Well, today we bring you part 1 of 8 blog posts that are going to inform you about one of the paths you can take to achieve this. Have you ever heard about Community Colleges in the United States?

Well, Community Colleges are one of the most accessible and reasonably priced colleges that build a path for many students towards achieving a college degree. You can read more about the type of degree offered by community colleges here.

So, let's start with today's blog post which will be centered around one of the reasons why you should choose a community college when studying abroad.

Community colleges offer flexible admission requirements, and if you're not too familiar with colleges in the U.S. you might not know that most universities, especially for international students, require a series of admission requirements like tests and language proficiency requirements.

For a community college, these requirements are more flexible and accessible for international students.

Many community colleges do not require standardized admission tests such as the SAT/ ACT. Instead, they offer placement tests upon arrival or different methods of assessment to ensure students are registered for courses that complement their skill level and address their individual needs.

Additionally, many colleges offer flexible English proficiency requirements or waive requirements entirely for students who opt for intensive language courses.

With all this in mind, it's clear to see that community colleges offer a flexible path for international students who wish to come to the U.S. to get a degree in comparison with a university. There can be many difficulties, especially at the beginning of the application process for international students, so having an option that offers flexible admission requirements is a great path towards starting your process.

Today we are also sharing three community colleges:

  1. College of Lake County

Located in the greater Chicago metro area, College of Lake County prides itself on being the most sustainable community college in Illinois. This college is known as a place that nurtures community and individual accomplishment. As instructors have said this college appreciates that education is a way of life rather than a journey to a job.

Learn more here

2. Kirkwood Community College

Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa this college is known for offering over 120 different degrees, diplomas, and certifications. It is the area's leading provider of accessible, affordable, and exceptional education and training.

Learn more here

3. Elgin Community College

Elgin community college is located in Elgin, Illinois, and is known for having students with diverse backgrounds, ages, career interests, and goals while sharing a strong sense of community and a commitment to success. You can choose from their extensive list of 131 degrees and academic programs.

Learn more here

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