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Old 06-28-2007, 01:25 PM
 
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I will start my residency in Chicago starting this July and in the mean time would like to transfer to a community college in Chicago waiting to establish a years residency to transfer to UIC. Now, from my understanding to be considered a resident for community college you would have to reside 30 days prior to enrolling is this right? Why is it different for UIC? Aren't they all public? I'm transferring from a 4yr university with considerable credits in order to declare an engineering major, which community college would you suggest? At the moment I'm leaning towards Harold Washington, is there a better community college in Chicago to satisfy lower level credits to transfer to UIC and be accepted in the College of Engineering?

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Old 06-28-2007, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Bucktown
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don't you have enough credits to transfer to UIC? And, UIC will consider you a transfer student even if you don't have all the credits required. They are pretty flexible in their admission process since their college of engineering has less students enrolled than before
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:55 AM
 
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yea i have sufficient creidts, but my only concern is the residency issues. so in the mean time i want to attend community college and earn some extra credit while i'm waiting the year to establish the residency to enroll into UIC.
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Old 09-09-2008, 03:38 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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Default Chicago Community Colleges

Anyone know any info on the community colleges Chicago has to offer? I've searched cityofchiago.org but I didn't find much info.

What's a good one to enroll in?
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:54 AM
 
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They are great schools for getting the prerequisites out of the way if you plan to go on to a 4 year school. Also, they offer some excellent complete programs in certain fields (for example, RN).

Truman College on Wilson and Broadway right at the Red Line has a good reputation. I am less familiar with the others.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Chicago - West Lakeview
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Here's the main website to the City Colleges of Chicago. I think they're all relatively similar to each other.

Welcome to the City Colleges of Chicago
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Old 09-09-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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ccc.edu is the website for all of the City Colleges of Chicago.

They are located throughout the city, so your location may determine which is best for you.

Kennedy-King has a brand new campus ('07), but is in a rough neighborhood -- Englewood.

Harold Washington College is centrally located downtown.

Truman is relatively highly regarded by many and is located in an area convenient to where many transplants land when they move to Chicago (North Side)

Wright is the best for transfer students. While it offers the same technical certificate programs as the other city colleges, a larger segment of the student population there vs. the other schools is interested in transferring to 4-year schools.

At any of these schools, register early and generally try to take classes being taught by full-time professors vs. adjunct lecturers. There are some good adjunct lecturers, but the full-time professors will generally offer a better educational value.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I think that they call them "Jr" colleges, not "community colleges" there.
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Old 09-09-2008, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I think that they call them "Jr" colleges, not "community colleges" there.
No, they are no longer called Junior Colleges. They are called City Colleges now.
It has been quite a few years since they were called Junior Colleges.
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Old 09-10-2008, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Falls Church, VA
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Thanks everyone!! most helpful, as always!
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