Advantage

  • Community college advantage

    Not every student knows what they want to study right out of high school, and that’s okay. Starting at a community college is a great way to explore many subjects at a fraction of the cost.

    Even if your student has selected a four-year school and a major, starting at a community college can have big advantages. 

    Michigan Transfer Agreement: The smart choice

    Most of Michigan’s universities require a block of classes that cover the basic education that every college graduate should have, like English and math. 

    Thanks to the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA), these classes can be done at any Michigan community college and then transferred to a four-year university. 

    The MTA usually takes one year to complete if a student is attending college full-time.

    If you complete these courses at SC4, you can save up to 75% on tuition by taking the same or similar classes that you would have at a four-year school. 

    You also can choose to stay a second year at SC4 and complete another 15 to 30 credits to earn your associate degree or just additional credits before transferring.

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    What else should I consider?

    Class size
    At SC4, our average class size of just over 19 students and our experienced, student-focused professors and instructors combine with that cost savings to provide an education value that is hard to beat.

    Classes that transfer
    No matter what subject you are interested in or where you plan to transfer, SC4 can help you build a program that will transfer seamlessly. 

    Getting to work
    SC4 has many two-year degrees that will prepare you for a career. Even if you plan to continue your education, there are a lot of options that could allow you to get to work quickly. 

    Click here to learn more about SC4’s programs.

    Getting a head start while in high school

    Did you know that your student has numerous options for earning college credit for FREE while still in high school?

    As early as their freshman year, students can take dual-enrollment classes at SC4 that may be paid for by your local school district.

    In addition, the Blue Water Middle College Academy and Croswell-Lexington Early College allow students to earn an associate degree for FREE by starting to take college courses in their junior year and then completing an additional year at SC4 after high school. 

    Learn more about these options by clicking here.