How To Mine Community College Websites for Valuable Information

The community college website offers the most user friendly way to obtain important information for you and your student.  Please spend some time exploring the website for the community college that your student is attending.  Links to some of these websites can be found by clicking HERE.

 

Each community college website has four priority resources that you should explore.  Links to these resources appear in different forms on the home pages of the colleges.  However, they usually have in common the following words or terms:

 

1.“Apply” and “Register”

2.“Student Services”

3.“Academics”

4.“Search”

 

“Apply” and “Register”

 

Clicking on community college home page links containing these words will usually lead you to information on:

 

•How to apply for admission.

•Orientation

•Assessment

•Counseling

•Registering for classes

•Fees, tuition, and refunds

•Schedule of classes

 

“Student Services”

 

Clicking on community college home page links containing these words will usually lead you to information on:

 

•Financial aid

•Health services

•Bookstore

•Counseling

•Disabled students programs

•Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS)

•Foster youth services

•Learning assistance  (This one is extremely important because there you will usually find, among other things, tutoring resources and study skills assistance)

 

 

“Academics”

 

Clicking on community college home page links containing this word will usually lead you to information on:

 

•Schedule of classes

•Open/closed classes

•College catalog

•Degree and transfer programs

•Certificates of Achievement

•Online classes

 

“Search”

 

Ever community college home page has a search box.  When the information that you are seeking is not easy to find, enter a search term in the search box.  Sometimes this is much faster than scrolling through the various pages on the site itself.

 

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