A sense of regret swells up inside some Moorpark students as they realize they’re now one of "them"—not an entering freshman at a four-year school like their friends, but a measly community college student. However, things soon begin to change. As two years go by, students eventually find themselves strolling off campus for the final time. With acceptance letters from UCLA and Berkeley, many Moorpark students shed their despair and, instead, are near tears as they realize what an amazing opportunity Moorpark was. This place has a certain charm. It grows on you, and it can be the catalyst for making dreams come true—if you let it.
The University of California system gives preference to California community college students in transfer admission, giving Moorpark students a relatively easy avenue to attain a world-class education. Because of this, many Moorpark students are willing to put up with lackluster classmates, a lacking social atmosphere, and the stigma attached to the school. In reality, Moorpark is nothing to be ashamed of. Rather, it is a wonderful school that offers students everything they could ever need to further themselves academically, including inspirational and personable professors, various course offerings, stress-relieving aesthetics, and a fantastic library. However, even with all of these perks, Moorpark requires individual effort and diligence; students must find the ambition within themselves in order to thrive. Otherwise, students can get sucked down into a hole that begins with dozing off during lectures and ends with DeVry. Moorpark provides you with the blocks, but you must do the building.