The strengths and weaknesses of Skagit Valley College differ from which campus you attend. The particular strengths and disadvantages can range from: students able to retake their Compass Test, high school students can attend free, Skagit prepares students for four year colleges; but my campus does not have many classes, its first come/first serve, and it’s a small school that doesn’t have many programs. My campus has criminal justice classes, but not a criminal justice program. The class points you in the right direction but doesn’t help you in real life situations. There could be possible solutions for these weaknesses.
Students or civilians take a Compass Test to see where they lie at. Basically the Compass test is used to display to students what classes are most suitable for them to take. If you aren’t so jolly about your results, you can retake the test as many times as want in-between certain periods of time. This helps people recognize what their weaknesses and strengths are. If you don’t do so great on the first attempt, you have the ability to study and gain knowledge, and retake the proportion you struggled or wanted to achieve a higher score on.
Another strength that Skagit Valley College has is they communicate with the high school. So if a student at the high school wants to attend or take classes at the college, they can go free with their school paying for their classes that they agree to cover. This gives students the opportunity to excel at a college level and witness what college is mostly like. At the same time attending or taking classes at the college, high school students receive both college and high school credits. This helps students to attain information at a college level, graduate high school faster, and prepares them for other colleges.
For anyone who attends Skagit without any college experience is able to witness what college is like. Some people worry about certain things such as, it’s going to be rough or it’s probably too tough. Going through procedures and meetings, usually clears up these fears or anxiety. Attending or taking classes, you gain college experience which will guide and help you through a four year college.
As Skagit Valley College may be excellent, it also has its weaknesses such as the first come/first serve policy or statement. If a person is on the right lead to his/her career but is having trouble getting into a class required for a degree, that takes out proportions of his/her time waiting until the next chance. Sometimes students are frustrated and it affects their grades. Other times they want to or quit and wait until they can go somewhere else. It all depends on how a person is going to respond or react to a class they are seeking.
Also the campus I attend to at Whidbey Island is very small. This doesn’t give students the full experience of how a regular college is like. Several Universities are huge and have several students attending their campus. Whidbey’s...