So in May i will be graduating community college and transferring to a 4 year university to finish my bachelors. the problem is I did not plan to get this far. I kept flunking and going in and out of college (2013 til now), so it didn't look like I would graduate, and now that I am unprepared for whats next. I am currently majoring in business and plan on transferring and my major will be business computer information systems or business informatics. The problem is, the local university (the university of louisiana at lafayette) is making it hard for me to transfer there. They are counting all the classes I failed and that makes my gpa low (which means I am not getting a scholarship), and I have to do admissions by committee (which I did and never heard anything back, it been a month). Also for some reason, business informatics is in the college of engineering, so my classes don't exactly align.
I applied to Louisiana Tech University, got accepted in the business computer information systems, my gpa is higher there (2.8), and all of my classes transfer. The problem is that the college is 3 hrs away, I'm 24 yrs and still live with my mom, and also I would have to bring my dog to live with me (my mom doesn't want to keep him from me). I have other colleges that are closer (like an hr or 2 away) that have my major (nicholls state, southeastern, northwestern) I just don't want to go to those colleges. The university of louisiana at monroe is 3 hrs a way, but also have my major. The problem is my mom doesn't think i will make it if i live that far away, and if I need help no one will be able to help me because I am too far away. She wants me to try to make it work at the local uni or change my major so i can just get in (she has never been to college).
I toured louisiana tech, it's in a small town and i already been accepted to that school, why would i go somewhere else where it would be hard for me to get in or even succeed there? Even my friends think I should leave and go away to college. it's just my my family that have a problem with me going away. I just want to make the right decision, because you can't transfer once you're a jr. so this will be my home for the next 2 yrs. My mom is almost 60 and I she wants me close because she's getting older. I am bad at making life changing decisions, please help.