College Sophomore 2013-11-23T19:24:08Z
I personally have not participated in that many school social events other than study groups. However, there are many social gatherings at Whatcom Community College outside of classes that are put on and organized by the students. The campus is very inviting for students to spend time together outside of classes.
College Sophomore 2013-11-23T19:21:34Z
I have not had too much experience with needing flexibility with my classes or teachers because school is currently my only major commitment. All of my teachers I have had have been willing to work with me to help me succeed. I have had teachers adjust the curriculum slightly from what they originally had planned in order to fit the class, which I find is helpful.
College Sophomore 2013-11-23T19:17:35Z
At Whatcom Community college we just recently switched all of our online classes so they are all held on Canvas. Canvas is a user friendly system that I really like. It is really easy to find current grades, see which assignments are due, participate in class discussions, and submit assignments. One feature that I really love in the grade book is that you can type in a grade that you think you may receive on an assignment and see how it affects your overall grade. This is extremely helpful when determining what grade you will need to get on a final exam or project in order to get the final grade that you want.
College Sophomore 2013-11-23T19:11:33Z
At Whatcom Community College we have a very high number of international students. I believe it is beneficial for all of the students to have the ability to interact with students from all different cultures. Personally, I have had students from Russia, Hong Kong, Japan, and Saudi Arabia in my classes and I have learned about little pieces of their cultures. I think that knowledge of other cultures leads to a greater understanding of thinking and a higher tolerance level for people with different beliefs.
College Senior 2013-11-04T07:20:23Z
I've only lived at home during my enrollment with WCC. So the only things I know about housing come from what the students have told me.
College Senior 2013-11-04T07:12:17Z
The students that belong to the sports teams seem to like the fields and facilities as far as I know. Since it's a community college I think that is the reason for hardly any team spirit.
College Senior 2013-11-04T06:19:41Z
Program as in with the internship or with the drama department at WCC? The drama department at WCC is a very fun program and is very beneficial with becoming a better actor. But my standards of what I will and won't do were different with many of those in my class. I don't like acting in things that could be called "dirty" or "unethical" which differed from those I was acting with. In class we did a lot of improvisational acting, which kept me on my toes so that I could turn (what I'd consider) a bad scene into something good.
College Senior 2013-11-04T06:09:27Z
At the moment I'm attending a Community College and will soon be transferring to SPU (I've already been accepted). The diversity between the two schools are are two different levels. At WCC it seems that the teachers and even the students are very liberal. Which is opposite from me. I'm conservative.
College Junior 2013-09-20T07:46:43Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
I only say this based most from the FAFSA not the school. I have never relied on my parents yet their income makes it so I receive no financial aid. I work full time and go to school full time, its already hard for me to live and I am racking up thousands in debt. I just wish there was more options as far as aid and more flexibility.
College Junior 2013-09-20T07:42:32Z
I find this school flexible to running start students and day students, but I used to work full time during the day and wanted to go to school full time as well. It was nearly impossible to find the classes I needed in the evening as well as online to pertain to my degree
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-14T02:12:50Z
There were so many different types of people, from so many backgrounds and walks of life. They were all there for different reasons and I was able to learn from their point of view I felt accepted and I learned to be accepting because you weren't likely to find a person exactly like you, but hey that's okay different is really good. People are friendly and I still keep in touch with former classmates because people are that nice. Some people are there to transfer, some to get their GED, some to get a certificate but in the end we were and are there to learn
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-14T01:58:11Z
I've never really had trouble with getting papers signed, and the advisers always helped to make sure that I wasn't like sprinting across campus in order to make it on time. The only real problem with transferring credits was between my high school and the college with gym credits, but other than that like the actual academic credits were so easy to transfer. It was also great to not have to go to class on Fridays and still have short classes with some of my classes.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-14T01:49:39Z
I was intending to go for a major in psychology but because I was in high school I had to take a different route. Although, I will be graduating with a degree in Arts and Sciences, I still feel like I have been prepared by the psychology classes I have taken to get to the next step in my academic career at the next school. By doing the Arts and Sciences degree I could take a wide range of classes which I liked because I didn't have to take what seems like the same class over and over again. The workload was actually really light it seemed like just a lot of reading and writing and just doing exactly what your teacher has told you.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-14T01:40:12Z
When I first started I did Running Start, which allows high school kids to go to the community college and earn their associates degree and high school degree at the same time. I only had one teacher that I felt like didn't really have a very good student-teacher relationship, but other than that the teachers are really good with being available for students. The on-campus resources were talked about all the time, whether by teachers or by signs in the hall ways.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-07T20:56:26Z
The courses I have taken have been rigorous. Every professor has been excellent in providing additional resources.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-07T20:52:35Z
The college does not have a creative problem solving approach; they pretty much go by the book.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-07T20:48:54Z
Online Student – Because I am an online student, I have not interacted with Career Services at WCC.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-07T20:48:03Z
Tuition & Financial Aid:
Keep on Top of It! I found the financial aid personnel very helpful, however I found I need to keep track of every communication because something did happen that affected my aid (papers I mailed got lost). I do feel the courses are definitely worth the money paid.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-07T20:46:40Z
I am an online student and do not access campus resources.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-07T20:44:00Z
Online Classes – I have been impressed with the quality of the online teaching. Real classroom professors who bring their expertise and passion for teaching to the wider community.
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-07T20:42:39Z
Convenience AND Quality. Because I live on a remote island, online courses are my only option. So, the courses at WCC are very convenient. However, I have found the professors to be engaging and passionate about their subjects, which creates quality coursework. Online courses are a lot of work, I study 2 hours/day per course, but I think my grades reflect the time I put into it. I figure I am paying for school, why not do my very best?
Recent Alumnus 2013-09-07T20:42:09Z
Online Student – Because I am an online student, I do not interact with the school's network system.
College Junior 2013-09-05T20:54:37Z
There never seems to be a shortage of available computers in the computer lab for student use. There is free wifi for students but I personally have found being able to connect with the network inconsistent, this is the only reason for a lower score.
College Junior 2013-09-05T20:48:14Z
The staff are always friendly and eager to help students make the most of their education and navigate the waters of funding and scholarships. Whatcom discourages students from taking on student debt and works hard to help with alternative resources.
College Junior 2013-09-05T14:35:18Z
I have taken online courses before, and I felt like this experience was by far better than any other online course I've taken. The professor truly seemed passionate about the course, wanted to get to know each student in her class and the online testing & grading system was a breeze to work with and understand!
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