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Old 02-02-2008, 07:54 AM
 
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I'm Moving in to Roper, North Carolina with my family from toronto. I'M 18 years old and would like to go to a community college or university i would like to know whether or nawt i should do 4 years of university straight or community college then university? Also i would like to know which universities are close by and i would also like to move into they city, but how would i get my own little apartment upon arriving? As i don't want to live in a small town.
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Old 02-02-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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Roper is a very small country community. The closest town would be Edenton. If you decide to attend a community college, there is a branch of College of Albemarle located in Edenton. The closest university would be East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, which is about a one to two hour drive. There is also a college in Rocky Mount (Wesleyan College) and it is probabaly only about an hour from Roper.

The best thing about Roper is that if you head east, you are only about an hour from the beach! The Outer Banks is absolutely wonderful!!!

Hope you enjoy NC........I moved to FL last year from the OBX and miss it so much!!
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Old 02-02-2008, 10:26 AM
 
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NC has a great community college system. Most of the courses you take in the CC will transfer to a 4 year university, saving you a lot of money in the process.
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Old 02-02-2008, 12:21 PM
 
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What if i want to move into the city how would i do it and go to school? I want to go somewhere were i can interact with people.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:07 PM
 
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If you apply to and are accepted at a college or university, you could live in a dorm on campus.

Community colleges don't have housing, so unless you have someone supporting you, it would be necessary to find a job and find an apartment close to the campus.

I believe that you would have to live in NC for a period of time before you could qualify for in-state residency, otherwise the cost of community colleges and 4-year colleges will be much higher because you will have to pay out-of-state rates.
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:12 PM
 
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I'm a U.S citizen already so it's not that big of a worry
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Old 02-02-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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would universities accept me upon completion of community college with good marks, and how can i qualify for a scholarship, grant, or loans?
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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I wasn't referring to you needing to be a US Citizen.....the colleges have higher tuition charges for anyone that is not a resident of North Carolina. You have to be a resident for something like 6 months or a year. Each state has their own residency rule, so you would encounter this no matter which state you move to. It doesn't have anything to do with whether you are a US resident or not.

And Yes, most colleges will allow you to transfer your credits from a community college. Many students go to community colleges first and then transfer because the cost of community colleges are so much less.

Once you have been accepted at a college, you can apply for loans and grants from that college. If your grades are good you can apply for scholarships. If you are going to go to a 4 year college rather than a community college, then you need to get your applications sent out right away. You will also need to take the SAT exam. Is there an equivalent that you have taken in Toronto?
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:15 PM
 
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whether you decide on community college or University you will still need to take in consideration you will be paying out of state tuition if you plan to attend your first year here.
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