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Why CCA Was The Perfect Fit for Me

Students throwing their caps in their air

In a few days, I will be the first person in my family to hold a college degree. While my time at the Community College of Aurora may be finished, I feel like my academic journey is just beginning.

I think about where I will be next year, as I begin my final year of undergraduate studies, and I wonder what I will be doing. I think about the year afterwards, when I will be able to truly call myself an anthropologist, and I think about the kind of work I might find. As I think of the journey ahead of me, my thoughts turn to where I have been. Continue reading »

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Seven Questions to Think About Before You Transfer

Woman with illustrated question marks over her headSo you think you’re ready to transfer after graduation?

Are you sure? Take a moment to think about which four-year college you want to attend because you need to consider some important things such as finances, schedules, and what you plan to study.

We can help. The Community College of Aurora has resources and information ready to help you make your transfer decision easier. Check out the Transfer Fair on Nov. 2 at the CentreTech campus so you can meet with a representative from more than 20 four-year colleges and universities in Colorado and outside of the state. It’s a great way to get to know the college before you transfer!

Before you plan your transfer, think about these seven questions: Continue reading »

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Make Your Transfer a Success with Campus Tours, Transfer Fairs

Students on a campus tour at University of DenverCharlyne Brown is planning to transfer from CCA to a four-year college in fall 2017. But like many CCA students she is asking, “where do I go?”

She recently visited the University of Denver in September as part of the CCA Student Success Center’s Transfer Success Program, which sets up campus visits for CCA students at four-year colleges within Colorado.

While visiting DU, Charlyne discovered there is a foreign-language requirement that she was not aware of that could delay her pursuit of a business degree. Although Charlyne has not ruled out DU, the information she discovered during her campus visit was helpful.

“There is a comforting factor to know whether I want to be there or not,” Charlyne said. “I could see if it was a fit for me.” Continue reading »

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20 Tips and Tricks for Your First Week at CCA

Students looking at the cameraIs this your first week at CCA? Feeling overwhelmed? Unsure about where to go or who to talk to?

You’re not alone; many of your CCA peers have been where you are before. Fortunately, they are willing to help you figure out what to do and where to go.

Read below for 20 tips and tricks veteran CCA students suggest for new students on how to navigate your way around and how to succeed and realize your potential here:

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Brother 2 Brother Helps Students Focus, Set Goals

Brother2Brother484X252Nila Niroula graduated from CCA in May – but if it weren’t for a program called Brother 2 Brother, he might have had to wait even longer.

Nila is a first-generation college student from Nepal and had attended CCA since summer 2012. He had taken numerous classes at CCA but wasn’t sure how close he was to graduating.

With the help of Brother 2 Brother Advisor Daniel Haupt, Nila discovered that he only needed one more class to graduate.

“A program like this should be in colleges,” Nila said. “This is the program that ultimately helped me; otherwise, I would still be waiting to get my degree in fall 2016.”

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