24 Jun, 2021 12:43 PM

I really want to go to a four year college.?

my dad wants me to go to a community college, but i instead want to go to a four year college. he claims it cheaper and stuff, but i don't because i want to leave home. i want to be by myself, away from parents. i mean i intend to study and get my degree. how do i explain to my dad that i donnot want to go to a community college?

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MA
24 Jun, 2021 12:44 PM

I think you should do some research on the schools that you're potentially interested in attending and sit down and explain to your parents what the advantages are to going to a 4-year college. 

I have a bachelor's degree and attended a 4-year college away from home...it was one of the best experiences of my life. Some 4-year colleges offer more career opportunities in the future; as opposed to community colleges. You can look into scholarships, grants and loans if you need tuition assistance. And most importantly; getting out and seeing the world on your own can help you gain your independence...mom and dad can't hold your hand forever.

If all else fails you can always go to community college (which is still higher education) and then possibly transfer some of those credits to a university in the future...hopefully mom and dad will at least keep this option open. I wish you the best...Good Luck!!!

MA
24 Jun, 2021 12:44 PM

many jobs out there will not accept a two year degree any more.  A community college is sometimes  a good place to start, though.  One thing to keep in mind is that if you begin a degree at a community college, you can transfer to a four year institution in most cases and bypass the general education requirements, if the community college degree is along the same lines as the four year degree that you wish to pursue (in example, if you are interested in going for an accounting program, beginning at a community college will give you the basis of the education that you begin with, and then usually you will only have two more years at a four year college to go.)

I understand the leaving the house thing, but things are expensive out there without any formal training to speak of.  with a community college degree, you can gain the experience, get into an entry-level position in the field that you are looking at, and make some money while you are pursuing your four-year degree.

Good luck!

Source(s): University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, current student in social work and psychology.



AR
24 Jun, 2021 12:44 PM

Who's paying?  If Dad is putting in all the money, then he has the biggest say.  You'll need to show him that the course you want at the 4 year college is better and has more employment prospects than the community college.  If you are planning on leaving home, then you should be prepared to put in a sizeable amount of the money, cash or scholarship.






BE
24 Jun, 2021 12:45 PM

Tell him that you want to work for a degree that will take you further. A community college unfortunately is unable to provide the support you need to further your education, they are more useful if for instance someone older like you dad wants to learn a new skill, not develop skills and knowledge that will make them competitive enough for the workforce. Give him brochures from some four year universities you are thinking of talk to him about financial aid because college does not have to be a great expense if you find scholarships and grants.






AD
24 Jun, 2021 12:45 PM

Community College is great but if you want to go to a 4year one, it is very possible. You can apply for scholarships and grants.   You can take out loans and work part-time.   It is very possible.  Go for it.  Also, you can still attend a 4 year college after attending the community college.  They will except many of your credits from the community college.