Why I Chose Gateway

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Cheryl Cain 02/05/13 OST 235 5 Paragraph Essay Gateway There are many colleges to choose from. My personal preference was Gateway Community and Technical College. I felt Gateway would be an excellent match for me because credits transfer easily, it was recommended to me by a former student, and because there are several conveniently located campuses with an accessible shuttle bus service. These conclusions resulted in my choice to attend Gateway. Typically, when you find a local community college, some of their credits do not transfer or their criterion for a specific degree doesn’t match what a four-year college degree requires. This makes planning your semesters complicated and provides excess stress on the student. I plan on attending a four-year college and furthering my education, and I know that my time-frame to complete my degree will be shortened. By the time I finish at Gateway Community and Technical College, I will have completed all of my general education courses as well as obtained an Associate’s Degree. Gateway also provides a Career and Transfer Center with services available to all students; therefore, the transition into a four-year college is smooth and virtually stress-free. Transferrable credits are a leading factor on why I chose to attend Gateway. I am associated with a local elementary school librarian who was a former student here. She has recommended Gateway Community and Technical College and discussed my concerns about having been out of school for over ten years by the time I decided to attend college. Her suggestion was to attend Gateway to obtain a two-year degree. She advised that this would get me back into the hang of school again. She reassured me that it would not be a setting similar to that at a four-year college, and she said that the best part of attending a smaller community college was the student to teacher
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