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Anyone Take the CHSPE and go to community college for 2 years?

ENFerrari 1,253 297 August 29, 2010 at 05:18 PM
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I am signed up for the CHSPE exam in October and am wondering if anyone has done this before. I know my next step is to go to community college and take some classes for my undergrad but after the 2 years, is it easy to transfer out of a community college to a UC? Does it look bad if you want to go to medical school or will the CHSPE pretty much look the same as my high school transcript. Any tips/advice? Thanks

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You already posted this here If you had more questions, why not just add to your original thread?
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Quote from LukesMama View Post :
You already posted this here If you had more questions, why not just add to your original thread?
it got too of topic. the chspe is only in california not texas and my question never got answered so I thought it would be appropriate to post another one with my main question in the title.. Its not that big of a deal anyways
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Hi,
I am signed up for the CHSPE exam in October and am wondering if anyone has done this before. I know my next step is to go to community college and take some classes for my undergrad but after the 2 years, is it easy to transfer out of a community college to a UC? Does it look bad if you want to go to medical school or will the CHSPE pretty much look the same as my high school transcript. Any tips/advice? Thanks
Not familiar with a CHSPE, but I assume it is something like a GED. You shouldn't have problems going from a community college to a university as long as you transfer a degree. In Arizona, we have something called an AGEC, this is a state mandated chunk of coursework that a university cannot pick apart. I believe it works in other states as well, but you should check.

Or, just get an Associates and it will do the same thing. What you don't want to do is try and transfer a bunch of classes. You will have half of them thrown out and will end up repeating a bunch because universities are just nice like that.

Thinking back, the smartest thing I should have done would have been to enroll at the university, but take classes at a community college. This way, classes are cheaper and you get to transfer the grades on the easy courses. Nothing more annoying than having your GPA dependent on the hardest courses in your degree since an associates or AGEC does not transfer a grade.

Options may be limited since a CHSPE is a high school diploma in name only. Meaning that there is no GPA, extra curricular or any other good High School stuff. Many universities will simply pass you up because of it. Medical school may not be a problem since that is going to require a BS and more, and you will likely not be putting your high school on your resume. But, then again, Med schools are competitive and you may be docked for that.

I can tell you that these GED degrees won't hold you back from higher education like an MS after getting your BS, but any time you are against other applicants I really don't know.
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