Forsyth Technical Community College
Winston Salem, NC, USA

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Forsyth Technical Community College
2.82 Average Rating

Ernie from Pinnacle, NC

accepted here and planning to attend soon
0 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
My area of study is enriched there
Will enjoy being here
Love to learn and good instructors to
Bang for the buck
Books are high so is the cost for attending but that is like all colleges right now
Tips for prospective students
Study hard and read alot
Great for these types of students
Use the student aid center if you have any problems
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Sarah from Kernersville, NC

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Forsyth Tech offers a lot of opportunities to learn that I didn't expect. I am teaching myself Italian with Rossetta Stone - for free! The professors are also very open and willing to answer my questions. Most of them genuinely want to see the students succeed. I have been very impressed with the academic climate at this school.
Am enjoying being here
Over the past few years, Forsyth Tech has really stepped up its efforts to make the campus have a more at home feel, despite the fact that there is no on-campus housing. Last year, a classy cafe called Bytes and Beans was opened on campus. The student newspaper, called Technically Speaking, keeps the students up-to-date about what happens on campus. With everything from intramural sports to fall and spring festivals, blood drives to community outreaches, and fashion clubs to technology clubs, students at Forsyth Tech don't have an excuse to be bored. Of course, for those who want to go off campus for fun, Winston Salem is a thriving city that provides endless opportunities to anyone seeking a good time.
Bang for the buck
Considering the fact that I will graduate with an Associate's Degree and no debt, I think Forsyth Tech offers an excellent program. I am receiving a quality education for a fraction of what I would pay at a state school. Most of the professors are here because they want to teach. The classes are small and allow better teacher-student interaction. At Forsyth Tech, most teachers will get to know your name and your personality by the end of the semester. Most of my classes have had good camaraderie and enjoyed the learning experience together. There are scholarships and financial aide available to those who need them.
Tips for prospective students
The most important tip is to go into Forsyth Tech with an open mind. It sounds cheesy, but most people view (including me, at first) view community college as second rate and go into it not expecting to learn a thing. This community college is an excellent place to attend school. Also, be sure to plan your courses ahead of time. While Forsyth Tech offers a good place to explore different career paths, don't do a class blitz and register for everything that sounds appealing. Go into registration with some sort of plan. Also, register early. It will make sure you get into the classes you want, especially if those classes are basic pre-requisites that everyone needs to take - those fill up fast. Ask questions and don't let your adviser rush you. Make sure you know what you're getting into. Try to talk to students who have attended Forsyth Tech and try to find out which professors are good. Buy your books ahead of time, too.
Great for these types of students
Students who will flourish at Forsyth Tech:

Independent students who are looking for variety. The student body at Forsyth Tech is incredibly diverse. In one class, you can have international students, a mother of four, a man who is 65, a more traditional college student and a high school student. Inevitably, you will encounter people from all walks of life.

Students who want to be as debt-free as possible.

Students who are looking for flexibility or have to fit school around work or family. Forsyth Tech offers a variety of online and evening courses, as well as courses at satellite locations (King, Kernersville, etc.).

If you enjoy diversity, independence, and new opportunities, Forsyth Tech is the school for you.
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Brittany from Winston-Salem, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
great teachers/school in general, except their office workers could use a refresher on how to enter grades correctly! my transcript reads 2 c's where i had a's (in pe and algebra) and it cannot be fixed at all now.
Tips for prospective students
check your grades on your transcript after each semester!!!
Food and Dining
could use some healthier options in the cafeteria
What to do for fun
there is a volleyball and basketball team
Bang for the buck
great amount of learning potential for the price, has the best professors!
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
a beautiful garden that has herbs, flowers, and a small creek running through it
Great for these types of students
lost students, or students trying to transfer
Clubs and Activities
has a wide variety
Campus Safety
never had car broken into
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