Right now, i am college student at a community college and i have almost earned my two year degree, so i have to move on soon. The way that i figure it, i have two options.
I have applied UIUC but my chances of getting in are about 50/50, more of less. So one thing that could end up happening is that i get accepted and i go there in the fall. However, this is largely out of my hands at this point. Assuming that does not happen, here are my options.
1. I get rejected from UIUC, which could happen, and i go somewhere else next fall. The problem with this is:
-I really want to go UIUC
-Many other schools in the state will not accept my credits
-A lot of illinois universities are boring.
-I don't know a lot about the other Illinois Universities
2. I could try to raise my GPA this semester, which is almost guaranteed considering how easy my classes are, and apply to transfer to UIUC next January. I have a decent chance of raising it from a 3.1 to a 3.4. In the mean time, i could finish off my last few credits that i need next fall, rather than over the summer. The problems with this idea:
-i am not sure how easy it is to get accepted for a mid-year transfer.
-I hate the school that i go to now
So, my questions are:
1. Assuming that i get rejected from UIUC, which option makes the most sense? Is it better to get to a four year school as fast as possiable or is it ok to move a little slower?
2. How easy is it to transfer mid-year?