Academic Flexibility

Location
Baltimore, MD
Undergrads
8,373
Tuition (in-state)
$9,012 ($6,152)
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College Student

Academic Flexibility: I am still attending a community college and I will not being going through the process of credit transfer until I attend Towson University.

3 College Freshman

Academic Flexibility: For next semester, I really wanted to have all my classes on MWF like i had in freshman year; but the class i really need for my major has to be on TR. I wanted to have at least two days off from school work.

4 College Sophomore

Academic Flexibility: Overall I'd say my experience has been really great. I am passing my class because my professor is available and is able to communicate the material in a very understandable way. The variety of classes offered at different times and across 3 or more different campuses and locations make it easier for me to take courses without them conflicting with my work schedule, which can be very hectic. My only woe would be applying through fafsa for aid, but that's fafsa not ccbc. Also, The advisor hours made it so easy to transfer my credits because they are open to 7pm on most days.

3 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: Teachers are understanding and will assisy with picking courses, tutoring or extra guidance needed.

4 College Junior

Academic Flexibility: The classes offered at CCBC are wide-ranged and it is very easy to take courses that will also balance out your schedule outside of school. The only challenge with this experience is knowing you have to take a certain class and waiting last minute to sign up, making it hard to create the perfect schedule. When it is time to transfer, it is very easy to do it on your own with the correct forms.

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  • 1420th
    Most Flexible Class Schedules

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Lawanda Johnson
Hometown
Baltimore
Major
English
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Every student wants to have fun at college. Despite the good times of high school, college is supposed to be the best four years of a person's life. Or in CCBC's case, the best two years of a person's life. Some of the events CCBC sponsors are information sessions, transfer fairs, advising events, student life activities, and Community Book Connection events. These events are great to participate in and are flexible with a student's schedule. Even though most of the events start in the morning (during class time), they can last until the end of the school day, giving students plenty of time to experience these activities.

Besides elasticity with student life, CCBC is also very flexible with its Online Distance Learning offerings. These online courses are designed to provide students with the ability to attend school around their personal schedules, with many students unable to participate in regularly scheduled classes due to specific circumstances. However, as ideal as online schooling sounds, it's not for everyone. Online courses are geared towards people who are focused and driven toward getting their degree. Those who have good study habits and the ability to avoid distraction are prime candidates for online study. 

Facts & Statistics

Credit Requirements - Full Time
12 credits
Credit Requirements - Part Time
9 credits
Average Credits Per Course
3
Average Course Load - Full Time
4 course(s)
Average Course Load - Part Time
3 course(s)
Time Investment/Workload - Full Time
8 hours/week
Time Investment/Workload - Part Time
4 hours/week
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Tips for Earning Credits
Make sure you are taking classes that will count toward your major.
Academic/Testing Requirements
Students are required to take placement tests if they have never attended college before, have SAT scores that are below 550 in Critical Reading, Writing, and Math, and have more than six credits of courses that have developmental prerequisites.
Transferring Credits In & Out
Transferring credits is relatively easy. The Office of Articulation is aimed at helping students maximize the amount of credits transferred into and out of CCBC. CCBC has established many relationships with colleges and universities that make the transfer process a smooth transition. To transfer into CCBC, you just need an Application for Admission and official copies of your high school and college transcripts, which should be sent to CCBC's Admissions Office.
Work & Life Experience Credits
CCBC accepts credit training or life experience. Such credit is available through portfolio assessment, Advanced Placement, CLEP, military training, and articulation agreements with other schools.
Typical Session Length
A typical session lasts between 14 and 15 weeks.
Class Style & Structure
Unlike the typical large auditorium that can hold 100 students, CCBC's classrooms are more personal. Each classroom can hold at least 40 students in it and has about 10 long tables-where four students can sit at a time. Other classrooms are designed with computers; therefore, these classrooms tend to look like computer labs. Whichever type of classroom it is, there is usually a board at the front of the room where the professor lectures. Every student can see the overhead or blackboard, as well as the instructor-no matter where the student is seated.
Course Registration Process
The course registration process is quite simple. Students should always meet with their academic adviser to discuss the courses they need to take to satisfy their major. Students should also make sure that they have all prerequisite classes. After that, they can register for classes either online, in person, or in the academic adviser's office.

Student Polls

Describe the ease of the following    Based on 151 responses

Very hard
Very easy
  • Attending classes
  • Completing and submitting assignments
  • Enrollment process
  • Receiving financial aid
  • Scheduling classes
  • Transferring credits

How flexible are the school's administrators and faculty?    Based on 125 responses

  • 2% They are not flexible at all.
  • 32% It really depends on the person I'm dealing with.
  • 14% The teachers are very flexible, but the administration is not.
  • 3% The administration is flexible, but the teachers are not.
  • 50% They make reasonable accommodations to work around my life/schedule.

How were your transfer credits awarded?    Based on 125 responses

  • 57% I'm a first-time student, so I had no credits to transfer.
  • 6% None of my credits transferred.
  • 2% They only replaced electives.
  • 10% They only replaced core classes/degree requirements.
  • 25% They replaced both electives and degree requirements.

Did your school follow through with granting you the credit they estimated before you started?    Based on 125 responses

  • 41% Non-applicable
  • 8% No
  • 51% Yes

Can you reasonably schedule classes around your work and family commitments?    Based on 125 responses

  • 2% No, I've had to completely reshuffle my personal schedule to get to classes.
  • 28% Some days I can, other days I can't.
  • 70% Yes, there is a wide range of evening and weekend classes available.

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