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Benefits & Things to Consider

Benefits:

  • Completion of Nea graduation requirements or additional challenging classes
  • One semester/quarter at the community college = 1 year of credit at Nea
  • All courses at the college are weighted for 1 extra point on your GPA. An A = 5.0 instead of the traditional 4.0. 
  • Complete courses that can be transferred to your college or university of choice
    • To view which courses are transferable to UC's or CSU's, visit Assist.org
    • Entering college with transferrable units can help you graduate college early and save your family a significant amount of money. 
    • To start planning classes that will satisfy transfer requirements or general education requirements, please refer to the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Form. Completion of the IGETC meets all lower-division general education requirements at most CSU and UC campuses, and some Independent Colleges and Universities. 
    • (Almost all forms will have the same information)

Learners from Nea have taken a wide variety of community college classes, such as:

CalculusSpanishEthnic Studies
StatisticsJapaneseArt History
TrigonometryArabicAsian-American Studies
GeometryGermanAfrican-American Studies
EconomicsMandarinMexican-Latin American Studies
   
AstronomyEnglishMusic
BiologyCreative WritingPiano
ChemistrySociologyGuitar
PhysicsPsychologyArt
AnthropologyPhilosophyPhotography
NutritionHistoryAuto Technology
PhysiologyPolitical ScienceWelding


Things to consider:

  • Students with C's or higher are eligible to register for classes at the colleges.
  • High school students can concurrently enroll at the local Peralta Community College District and have tuition, and most fees waived.
  • Please look up reviews for your professors to get an idea of how the class will be run. Many learners use Ratemyprofessor.com 
  • All classes must not interfere with your core class schedule and should be scheduled after school or online to avoid conflicts. 
  • You will be responsible for finding and paying for textbooks
    • Some courses have a "Zero Cost Textbook" notice within the search which means you can access all of the materials for the course for free. 
    • You can use a textbook rental service so that you do not have to pay the full price of textbooks. 
    • Courses that have an electronic component to their class may require new digital books. 
    • Many learners have already taken classes at the college, so I recommend asking around before purchasing the book. Some donate books to me for previous classes, check out my shelf in my office to see if your book is there and you can borrow it for free.
  • If you enroll in over 6 units, you'll be required to pay a Transit/Health fee. This means you'd qualify for an Unlimited AC Transit EasyPass for the semester. For info, click here.
    • Peralta Students qualify if they complete the following
      • Enrolling in 6 units or more
      • If you drop under 6 units, you no longer qualify for EasyPass, and your card will be deactivated
      • Must pay the $42.29 AC Transit EasyPass fee
      • Must have a Peralta student ID card.
  • Consider taking courses with other learners to have a support system for carpooling, textbooks, and studying. 
  • Please email Ms. Dezaree any requests for a printed transcript.
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