Transferring after freshman year vs. waiting a year and reapplying as a freshman?
Okay I'm coming to a difficult decision and I don't really know what to do. Right now, I'm very unhappy with my college I'm enrolled at. There have been numerous personal problems there, as well as problems with getting financial aid, housing, class schedules, etc. I already know I will be transferring after freshman year, but my high school counselor and couple of friends suggested that I cancel my enrollment and take this year to reapply to the schools I want to, and apply as a freshman again, so I can get some decent financial aid? My question is, would that be a good idea? I am pretty unhappy with the school so far, but I don't know if waiting a year would be the best idea?
Would I have a better chance getting more aid if I waited a year than applying as a transfer?
Would it be odd that I'm older than all the freshman? (only by a year, but still...)
Will I have a higher chance of getting accepted if I reapply as a freshman rather than a transfer?
Can I even reapply as a freshman this year since I'm technically enrolled at the school?
I need some opinions...anyone?
Thanks in advance!