Hunter Ringwood is set to attend Montgomery County Community College for his freshman year after changing his college plans due to the pandemic.
When he was first considering schools, a global pandemic was not even on Ringwood’s radar. He was happy when the acceptance letter arriving from a local four-year university he had chosen for its sports and business programs, campus experience, and proximity to his parents.
But then the pandemic hit and his priorities changed.
“I decided saving money by taking general education classes at Montco would be a better decision for me,” said Ringwood.
He made up his mind after he and his father made a list of the pros and cons list of living on a university campus, commuting to school, or staying home and attending MCCC for a year.
He realized that campus life would probably mean staying in his dorm room all day and commuting would be tough.
“At Montco, the pros were I’d get the same education I would at (the local four-year university) for a much more affordable price,” he said. “I’d get to take my general education courses and save my major courses until next year.”
More time with family was also on the plus side.
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