I started at MHC in the Spring of 2009. I also thought it was unusual to be admitted for the spring, but after talking to the Admissions staff, I realized that there were many opportunities I could pursue in the fall before coming to MHC that would be very beneficial in the long run. I considered spring admission to be an opportunity rather than perceiving it as a negative thing.
I am still graduating in May 2012. I am a double major and even studied abroad for a semester during my junior year. As long as you plan ahead with your academic advisor, you can graduate in 7 semesters and do something cool before you start in the spring. Some people had jobs and saved money, others did internships or traveled, some people took classes at community colleges and had credits transferred. I did an internship and I think having the experience really helped when I was applying for on-campus jobs and study abroad programs and internships.