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10 Days to Decide My Future - April 16th 2010, 01:16 AM

I've reached the point where complete enrollment is over in 10 days. If I don't choose a college in the next 10 days, I'll either go to the local community college or take a year off.

The only reason I wouldn't go is because with my scholarship, community college is free. My preferred major is only offered at out-of-state colleges, so going to community college would help me save up some money to pay for my last two years out-of-state (which will be rather expensive). But my dad says, "You're too smart. I don't want to see you stoop that low."

Taking a year off would give me time to decide, a time for relaxation, and time to earn money, but for some reason, I would feel really bad for wasting a year that could've been spent going to college.

The only fault that both of those plans possess is that I would stay at home. I'm afraid that would make me slip back into deep depression.

I alternate between all three choices each day. Today it's that I should take a year off. Yesterday it was community college. Tomorrow I'm sure I'll want to go to a 4-year. It's stressing me out. Everyone tells me to calm down and relax, but I can't. The deadline's in 10 days!

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Re: 10 Days to Decide My Future - April 16th 2010, 01:42 AM

It's cheaper to get your general education the first two years.
Then transfer and finish.

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Re: 10 Days to Decide My Future - April 16th 2010, 04:00 AM

How wonderful it is that you have options. Each of them offers something great; you know that this is no decision that anyone can make but you. Go have an adventure. Challenge yourself personally and academically, and make yourself the best "you" you can be! You must decide whether the best "you" will be developed at home or away

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Re: 10 Days to Decide My Future - April 16th 2010, 04:08 AM

I don't think there is anything wrong with thinking of the high costs of schooling (especially in this economy) and spending two years getting your general education classes out of the way, that way you can save and still afford your dream out of state college. But in the end it's your decision and whichever one you choose you will make the best of it I'm sure College is such a great experience and I wish you the best of luck with whatever you decide is best for you!
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Re: 10 Days to Decide My Future - April 16th 2010, 04:14 AM

From personal experience, I went away to a 4-year university. I ended up moving back home to finish my gen ed's at our local community college. It's SO much cheaper. I would take the scholarship and go to the community college and not worry about having to spend money on tuition and such and then transfer in 2 years into a 4-year.

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Re: 10 Days to Decide My Future - April 16th 2010, 12:11 PM

I would personally recommend that you do pros and cons. Its usually a good base for helping you decide where to go. It helps a lot. Good luck in your choice, and let us know what you decide

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