Thursday, July 16, 2015

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Grossmont or Cuyamaca College

If you’re thinking of going to college, Grossmont or Cuyamaca College might be the place for you. With helpful faculty and staff, high educational standards and reasonable prices, pursuing a degree at Grossmont or Cuyamaca College makes a lot of sense. Here are 10 reasons why.

Once you’ve read this, you’ll realize that Grossmont and Cuyamaca colleges are the right choice for you. Apply now at Cuyamaca College or Grossmont College for the fall 2015 semester!
        1. Cost. At just $46 per credit, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District offers among the best educational bargains in the country. You can save thousands of dollars for your education by attending community college instead of a university. 

2. Convenience. Grossmont College in El Cajon and Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego are conveniently located in San Diego’s East County, and both are easily accessible via Metropolitan Transit District bus lines.
     3. Smaller classes. Would you rather sit in a classroom with fewer students where the professor knows your name and is willing to meet with you when you need help; or would you rather sit in a large, anonymous lecture hall where you’re little more than a number? If you prefer the former, welcome to Grossmont or Cuyamaca College.

4. Veteran-friendly. Both Grossmont and Cuyamaca Colleges have earned distinction as veteran-friendly campuses . Both campuses offer a variety of services to former servicemen and servicewomen, including priority registration, veteran resource centers, and veteran’s counselors.

5. Excellent resources to get you started. Cuyamaca College has the First Year Experience program, while Grossmont College has the Freshman Academy to help new students get acclimated to college.  What’s more, the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District has been selected to take part in an ambitious, nationwide educational reform network that has a long record of boosting graduation and transfer rates at community colleges across the country.

6.  Transfer to CSUs and UC schools. Both the Grossmont College Transfer Center and the Cuyamaca College Transfer Center are there to help students move on to a public or private four-year university.

7.  Great academic programs. Grossmont College’s Allied Health Nursing Department is among the most sought-after program of its kind in the region. Its Administration of Justice and Culinary Arts programs are also highly regarded. Cuyamaca College boasts of ornamental horticulture and auto technology programs that are the envy of many. And that’s just a taste of what the colleges have to offer.

8.  You’ll never get bored. Both Cuyamaca and Grossmont College offer a bevy of activities in which to get involved on campus, including myriad clubs and organizations. But wait. There’s more. Cuyamaca College, for example, offers a series of fall and spring concerts, while Grossmont College’s Theatre Arts Department produces a steady stream of professional performances.

9.  Financial aid. At both Grossmont and Cuyamaca College, you can earn a scholarship for just about anything. And those scholarships go a lot further at a community college. Here is a sampling from Grossmont College. Here’s a sampling from Cuyamaca College.

10. Great people. Walk around Grossmont or Cuyamaca College and you’ll find some of the nicest people you’ve ever met.