Community College was an excellent choice for me. I
had been accepted at numerous other colleges, and even offered
substantial scholarships at several of them, but I still felt
HCC was my best option. As an undecided student,
it gave me an opportunity to experience a wide range
of classes without paying very much. In fact, with
several scholarships, I had to pay very little out of
my own pocket for my first two years of college.
Not many people can say that at a four
year university. Despite the low cost, the quality of
education was very high. Yes, there are a few
instructors to avoid, but ever college has a few of
those. Class sizes were small, and I think that
every one of my teachers knew my name by the
end of the semester. If you work hard then
you will learn a great deal here at HCC.
For students who have struggled with school, Highland provides a
wealth of resources, from peer tutoring to more one on
one time with teachers. For students who have excelled
at school, there are plenty of challenging courses. They
just recently have started an Honors Program, which give more
academically talented students a chance to complete a research project
with the help of an instructor. I have not
yet started the transfer process, but I hear nothing but
good things about the way that the advisors handle the
process. Full time students get free memberships at the
YMCA, which is located right on campus. For the
musically endowed, there are a wide variety of bands and
choruses that you can take part in. For the
athletic, Highland offers several sports and has some really talented
teams. There are also a wide variety of extracurricular
activities to join, including Phi Theta Kappa, Student Senate, the
Physical Science Club, Environmental Awareness Club, and many others.
There is no excuse to be bored at HCC.
The college also provided opportunities for work on campus,
which is both convenient and enriching. Personally, I see
no reason not to attend Highland Community College for your
first two years.