So I got accepted to Penn State and Penn State Abington class of 2018, yay! Unfortunately, it's just my mom and I, and we are..kinda poor. I had to choose Penn State Abington since tuition is cheaper but they still have what I want. My scholarship was good for Penn State UP but not good enough and FAFSA still barely helps.
Anyways, today I looked at the website at majors and minors and I realized I want to double major and have a minor. The school allows it, but my mom won't. I want to major in Biology and Business (Health Services option) and minor in Human Development and Family Studies. I know there's bound to be some overlapping, not much but some. My mom insists I just focus on biology but I want to be competitive for nursing school or medical school (whatever I choose in the future).
I can handle a heavy workload. I'm taking 8 AP classes and the lowest grade I got out of those was a B-. (AP Calculus..I'm not a math person though). I got a 95 average in AP Chemistry and a 92 average in AP Biology while my friends are struggling to get an 80. I also work and volunteer at a nursing home, so I can deal with stress and hard work well. My mom is worried I won't get good grades and she wants me to graduate on time. I honestly could care less if I graduate 2018 or 2020. (might graduate 2020 anyway because I want to study abroad every year I'm there..most likely the summer but it still might hold me back a while which I don't care too much about).
What do you guys think? I even spoke to my school advisor and she knows my grades and my work ethic, and she doesn't think I'm in over my head yet my mom does. Ugh!