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He Who Gives His All: Andreas’s Story of Applying for the CCI Program

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Man Jadda Wajadda – he who gives his all will surely succeed. Through this Arabic phrase, I finally reached my dream to study in the U.S. After a long selection process, on August 2, 2011, I went to Atlanta, Georgia as a Community College Initiative (CCI) student. This was how Andreas started his story of […]

Back Up Plan for Transferring to a 4-Year College: Paolo’s Story Part II

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 at 9:02 am

In part I of Paolo’s story he discussed his decision to apply to community colleges, and how a great first year validated that choice.  In part II, it comes time for him to think about transferring to a university, and suddenly things don’t go as smoothly. My first year as a student at North Hennepin […]

Finding Success at a Community College: Paolo’s Story Part I

by Guest Post - Posts (71). Posted Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 at 6:22 pm

I am about to turn 22. I have been accepted into several four-year institutions with partial scholarships to pursue a degree in several engineering areas, I have achieved a 4.0 GPA, and I have lived experiences I would have never had in my home country, Peru. My name is Paolo Castelo, and I am an […]

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