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Does anyone have any good suggestions for a transfer school?
TrucksRule 22 replies14 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 36 Junior Member
I'm a 19 year old male looking into getting into an engineering major to design vehicles and their components. I'm from New York State (not the city) and I would like to go somewhere new. I've been all over the state of New York. I'm currently enrolled in a local community college. I didn't do so well my first year because I had a lot going on and couldn't focus. I failed 2 classes my first semester and retook them and passed the next. I failed one class my second semester. I'm considering taking a year off to work, buy a new car, and clear my mind. I wanted to go to California but, I've realized it's too far. My aunt lives in Philadelphia, PA and she said she'd help me any time I need it. I didn't use that resource my first year and I think she could've really helped me. I will utilize that resource in my next year. I'm trying to get into a really good school. I'd like to be able to meet people who can help me in a career later on. I need to be able to take my car with me so I can go see nearby relatives and go home occasionally. I also need on-campus housing for all years. Someone told me that Carnegie Mellon University has a very good engineering program. I've been thinking about working hard and trying to get into that program as a transfer. I'd like to look at other schools as well so I can make a decision. I'm aiming for highly competitive schools so it increases my chances of getting accepted into one that's less competitive. I don't have to worry about paying for it because I'm in a program that helps pay for my education due to disability. My adviser said that if I retake the one failed class, that colleges would overlook the fact that I originally failed and just see my improvement. Is this true? What suggestions for a good transfer school do you have?9 replies
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