Hi everyone. I was accepted to CC as a junior transfer, and am really giving the school some serious thought. I loved it when I visited, but am left wondering about a few things:
block plan: what’s it actually like on a daily basis? On paper, I love the idea of being class every day, and taking only one class at a time…but In terms of class experience, and also the course load, I’m a bit confused. I know it’s a matter of personal choice, but as someone who has experienced the traditional 4 class load semester system and has no qualms about it, I’m confused about the actual experience/benefits of being on a block system. I understand that the stated benefits are closer class engagement(ie no time to slack off) and that it allows students and professors to be totally engaged in one subject. But that’s also sort of just marketing. Is the experience actually so? How much time should a student in the humanities(no labs) expect to spend daily on homework? Does anyone have any personal or anecdotal experience experience with the block system? And what about testing?
what is the campus culture like? People were incredibly friendly when i visited(both on campus and in CS) but si that impression valid? Also how outdoorsy are people actually? I am a fairly avid skier, like the snow, and enjoy an easy(!) spring hike, but I don’t like camping and I am no avid outdoors-woman. I think about sustainability a whole lot, am passionate about the topics I care about(economic inequality, and cultural studies being the biggest ones) and have been plant based for the past 7 years…but I don’t think I am all that crunchy. I’m mostly easy going, but grew up with the conveniences and culture of east coast urban life. I know these words aren’t really indicative of much, but I’m trying to grasp whether I fit, and also decipher truth vs stereotype of CC students here.
relating to that, what does an average weekend look like for students? I like to to travel, explore, and would be bringing a car if that helps. I also enjoy studying and writing. I like going to parties but I don’t actually party that much.
4)if anyone has any experience with transfer students as well, that would be super helpful! Ie, how difficult would it be for me to integrate myself, meet people, etc? And how hard is to register/class space?