For students attending a four-year university, transferring to a community college for a few semesters might save some money, but it adds stress and confusion to go from one institution to another and start over.
Times have changed with COVID-19 still in the air.
Lots of students have lost their jobs and are still unemployed because of the pandemic. It has caused a lot of worry and uncertainty.
Transferring to a four-year university instead of staying at a community college will limit worry and frustration for incoming college freshmen.
The U.S. Census Bureau reported in 2017 three out of four college students experienced a sense of anxiety.
Coming out of highschool and enrolling into a community college takes a lot of work when your goal is to transfer to a four-year school.
According to a study titled the “Transfer Student Project,” it found that students didn’t always get accurate advising from their community college counselors, making the transferring process more stressful.
Since there are many other students who are also attending community college, transfer advisers are limited.
On top of that, their services are on Zoom.
At a four-year school, students are still able to connect with their mentors over the course of their years at the university. This will help them get accustomed to teachers, academic advisers and other college freshmen.
Even though colleges are teaching online, universities have more advisers who are able to prioritize an education plan and are personalized to a student’s full four years.
With two-year colleges, many students are trying to schedule an appointment with a counselor who isn’t personalized to them.
Growing a community of people who will help you find a career is easier to grow into at a four-year compared to a community college.