Virginia Highlands Community College
Abingdon, VA, USA

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Virginia Highlands Community College
3.15 Average Rating

Mugz from Abingdon, VA

a current student here
3 people found this review useful
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Am enjoying being here
Every class I have taken while here (4 semesters) has been enjoyable, and you can tell that (the majority) of the staff there loves their job. Everyone is extremely friendly and helpful.
Bang for the buck
Classes are comparable to many courses offered at local universities, for currently about $101 per credit hour. VHCC offers many foundation scholarships to students, and most of the classes will transfer to 4-year schools.
Tips for prospective students
Sign-up for classes and pay tuition as soon as possible to ensure that you can get into the classes that you want. The school will go through and drop students from classes that they have not paid for either on the first day of classes or within the first week.
Also, many of the textbooks can be found on Amazon.com for much cheaper than in the bookstore.
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Leanne from Washington County, VA

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The class sizes seem rather large at the beginning of the semester, but it seems like many students drop out by the time the middle of the semester rolls around. The professors are always willing to help students in need and since they are available to work with students, I feel as if I am learning more.
Am enjoying being here
I really like VHCC. The campus is nice and you can always find a nice quite place to study (well, almost always. There are a few times when the student lounge is full of loud-I'm-just-here-for-the-heck-of-it students. In those cases, move to the library).
Bang for the buck
You definitely get your bang for your buck at VHCC. The average cost for a full time student at VHCC is around (give or take a few bucks) $2,000 a semester. My high school offered a program where if one volunteered a certain number of hours each year while they were in high school, then the student received two free years at VHCC (the down side of this? Books wasn't included in the offer). I went with this option and I calculated that I saved around $65,000 dollars by going to VHCC for two years before transferring to a four year college. Big positive in my book (and my bank account)!
Tips for prospective students
If you're having trouble filling out forms, VHCC offers help to ensure students are doing everything correctly (such as filling out the FASFA form). I've found that it is easier to just go down to the college if needing to speak with someone in Admissions or the Financial Aid office. Otherwise, it'll seem like you're playing phone tag. ALWAYS show up for class, even if you are going to be late. It's a VHCC policy to drop students from a class if they miss three classes in a row. With this warning, don't be surprised if you play hooky three class meetings in a row and finally do decide to go to class, only to find you've been dropped. That would be no fun for you, the professor, the people working in Admissions, and the people working in Financial Aid!
Great for these types of students
VHCC is great for any kind of student looking to save thousands of dollars. VHCC offers specialized programs such as the nursing program where a student can earn their RN degree in just two years, an HVAC program, a transfer program, and numerous other programs. Many people that have went to VHCC have said a lot of the classes are easier that class at a four year school. So, that's a plus if one must take classes such as Calculus with Analytical Geometry or Organic Chemistry.
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