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Old 02-21-2007, 03:48 PM
 
Location: ft.carson, colorado
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Default Help me nchoose what college to go to

Hi i'm 18 a senior in highschool and like some of you guys can't seem to make up my mind to which college to attend I live in Jacksonville florida and thinking of moving to cali for junior colleges I'm a laid back kind of person I fall under the artsy type but not an artist more of a writter I want that old sweet american town you know the one from the t.v !!! so here are my choices and ccan you give me the pro's and con's of the area and why you like one from the other Thank you so much for being apart of a major decsion in my life.
1. West hills community college Coalinga, California
2.Seirra colleg Rocklin, California
3. College of the redwoods Eureka California
4. Reedely College Reedely, California
5. Columbia college Sonora, California
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Old 02-21-2007, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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Hi i'm 18 a senior in highschool and like some of you guys can't seem to make up my mind to which college to attend I live in Jacksonville florida and thinking of moving to cali for junior colleges I'm a laid back kind of person I fall under the artsy type but not an artist more of a writter I want that old sweet american town you know the one from the t.v !!! so here are my choices and ccan you give me the pro's and con's of the area and why you like one from the other Thank you so much for being apart of a major decsion in my life.
1. West hills community college Coalinga, California
2.Seirra colleg Rocklin, California
3. College of the redwoods Eureka California
4. Reedely College Reedely, California
5. Columbia college Sonora, California
There is no appreciative difference in quality of junior colleges - other than location, just pick one that will allow you to get into the 4-year school as quickly as possible. For the most part they offer very similar programs. of all those, I would pick Erueka.
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Old 02-21-2007, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Reno, NV
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Sierra College in Rocklin would be a good choice, it also offers dorms.
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Old 02-22-2007, 07:16 PM
 
Location: CA Coast
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Not Coalinga, it is a shockingly nowhere town. Sierra College or College of the Redwoods is good. Butte College in Chico is good, you can attend Chico State, Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo feeds Cal Poly
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Old 01-16-2008, 11:57 PM
 
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I have lived in Coalinga and know West Hills pretty well. It's a decent enough community college, but the thing you are looking for is perhaps a good creative writing program after your initial AA?... I went to Fresno State to study English Lit... I took a few MFA courses afterward... It's a great program for young artists/writers... West Hills has a "walk-on" policy with Fresno State... That is, you can go to West Hills for two years and transfer over to Fresno State with no problem (that is, as long as you took transferable classes, I don't think too many gym classes will work). My point is, West Hills is an excellent stepping stone for a writer who wants to move on to Fresno State... Fresno State gets two big thumbs up from me... Excellent English department and Terrific Creative Writing Department...
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Mountain Ranch, CA The heart of Calaveras County
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Columbia college also has dorms. You should realize that until you live in CA for one year you will be charged the out of state tuition rate which is substantially higher. Check the websites of all the colleges for the rates.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I don't think the "sweet little towns" you are looking for exist anymore except on television. College of the Redwoods is currently struggling to hang on to its accreditation. The previous poster is right-on re: out of state tuition. And, sorry to be a grouch, but if you're going to be a "writter" you'd better start working now on your spelling. It's really a shame that your guidance counselors at school aren't helping you more with this, but out here kids like you don't get any help either because their time is all taken up with the truants, at-risk kids etc. Good luck with whatever you choose and if you can possibly manage a road trip to visit these places you'll be a lot more comfortable with your choice.
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Old 01-19-2008, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Northern California
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How about Feather River College in Quincy (Plumas County) CA?
Feather River College - Quincy, CA
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:48 PM
 
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Default Cabrillo College in the Santa Cruz area

Cabrillo College in Aptos (or is it Soquel?) in Santa Cruz county is a good community college I hear. UCSC is in Santa Cruz but alot of kids who can't or don't want to go there, go to Cabrillo because they love the area. Both Aptos and Soquel have a nice smaller town feel. It's an expensive place to live if you're looking for a place on your own but roomate situations abound. Ocean and redwoods right there for you to explore too.
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