Why do some say Universities are more advanced and they consist of a lot of reading?

Good morning, everyone

Most of my classmates are telling me Universities are more rigorous than CC.

I really find that hard to believe. It wasn’t as if it hadn’t been all done before.

I’ve gone through 12-page essays, quizzes, midterms, finals, discussion boards, final essay to end the course, labs, homework, extra credit.

The reading at my CC was very long, long pages I remember in my Criminal Justice Admin of Juvenile Justice, there was so much reading.

Managed to balance 6 courses per semester, have taken two math courses in 1 semester. Felt the experience of 8 weeks of summer fast-paced session.

What horrors could await me at a University? It’s probably similar but with more writing, longer quizzes, and homework I’m guessing.

I’m not going to let little tall tales of opinions stop me from signing up for a Uni, just cause some classmates are worried about what course consists of :slight_smile:

Sounds like you already have it all figured out…

Let’s face it. There is a difference in the work between the typical university and the typical CC. Generally, the average caliber of student is going to be higher in a university. It’s just where most of the brightest students end up. Nothing against community colleges but many students there might have a harder time in the average university. There are absolutely high performing students at community colleges also. I’m not trying to disparage CCs and I’m sorry if it sounds that way. I have a degree from a CC.

So, you probably will experience more challenging curriculum at a university. You will also be experiencing higher level courses that will hopefully challenge you more, in a good way. So, to answer your question, some say courses at umiversites are more work because generally they sre. Whether that affects you or not has yet to be seen. I’m sure you’ll do fine.

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It depends. In my area we have some stellar community colleges that are close to being on par. Also depends on your professors. Just make sure your credit transfers. Get ready for more /harder /more in depth work loads. Many university students take 4 classes or 12-15 credits. Don’t push it your first semester and see how it goes.

Also… Don’t listen to your peers. Don’t ever let someone tell you, you can’t. I went to a CC my first year since I didn’t really have a choice. Transitioned to a 4 year college just fine.


Set yourself up for success… take a variety of courses…e.g., don’t take 5 reading intensive courses or 5 programming courses at once.

Don’t overload at first…take the 15 or so credits and not 21.

Look at the suggested curriculum and try to follow that unless you have good reason not to AND your adviser agrees with you.

I think for any given college you need to see who the students are that are generally accepted… so at a Harvard there are many people who took multiple AP classes and did very well. A local “Directional College”…e.g., East College is not expecting that caliber of student.

I see stories here on College Confidential where people try to take upperlevel courses as freshman despite people telling them not to and then wonder what to do when they are not doing well.

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