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Summer of Success

Your Toolkit for College and Beyond

Join our summer series of videos, webinars and Q&As to learn everything you need to know to succeed before, during, and after your college journey.

the Community College Pathway

How to Go from a Community College to a 4-Year University

High School students: Learn why going to community college is a great pathway to college and career success! Our Fellows and community college students will debunk the most common myths about community college and will give you tips and tricks on how to maximize your success in community college thru transfer to a four-year university.

Toolkit includes:⁠

  • Community College Myths Debunked! (video)⁠
  • Tips for Community College & Transfer Success (video)
  • Student-Focused Community College Success Webinar – Current community college students & 1st year transfer students at 4-year colleges share their experiences in community college and about their transfer process – Thursday, July 16 from 12pm – 1pm via Zoom

Our 10,000 Degree Fellows debunk the most common myths about Community College and answer your questions like – Is Community College just like high school? Does more affordable mean a lesser quality education? Am I smart enough to attend? And many more.

Tips for Community College & Transfer Success

Discover what you need to do to transfer from a community college to a four-year college in this video! With great tips from our 10,000 Degrees Program Director of New Markets, Christopher Gonzales, and our San Francisco Program Manager, Saga Apostol Guedez, you’ll learn how to:

  • Connect with your academic counselor
  • Build a college transfer list
  • Apply to colleges
  • Reapply for financial aid
  • Go over your acceptance follow-up items
  • Review your financial aid reward letter
  • Succeed in your first year at a four-year college!

Student-Focused Community College Success Webinar

Join our live “Student-Focused Community College Success Webinar”! You’ll hear from current community college students and first-year transfer students at four-year universities who will share their student experiences in community college and about their transfer process. We’ll also discuss the benefits of community college & debunk common myths.

Webinar link: click here
Webinar ID: 817 6974 3590
Webinar Password: 10000

The webinar will be moderated by:

  • Christopher Gonzales, 10,000 Degrees Program Director, New Markets
  • Saga Apostol Guedez, 10,000 Degrees Program Manager, San Francisco

Our panelists include:

  • Ismail Azam – College of Marin & now UC Berkeley student
  • Francis Marin – College of Marin & now UC Irvine student
  • Aaron Ambrosio – City College of San Francisco student
  • Alex Rodriguez – Santa Rosa Junior College & now San Jose State student

For more information, contact:

Alex Stern

Alex Stern
Program Director, North Bay
Phone: 415.451.4015
Email: astern (at) 10000degrees.org

Chris Gonzales

Christopher Gonzales
Program Director, New Markets
Phone: 951.807.1241
Email: cgonzales (at) 10000degrees.org

Scott BonDurant

Scott BonDurant
Program Director, College Success & Fellowship
Phone: 415.451.4011
Email: sbondurant (at) 10000degrees.org