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Is it better to go to Community College Out of State? (in Florida)
So I was born and raised in Virginia and I lived here all my life and I hate it here. I've always wanted to go out of state for college and I really want to attend the University of Central Florida (UCF) because it's my dream school and I can feel like I can thrive down there. I'm currently a sophomore in high school and my last day of school is on Thursday and in September I'll be a junior. Freshman year I've struggled and my final GPA was a 1.6, my sophomore year I did better but not as good as I like especially for UCF. I'm currently not doing any extracurricular activities yet but that will change as I'm planning to do things this summer for college. As a rising junior I'm starting to explore my options, I really don't want to go down the Community College route but it's like I may have too. I'm really going to work really hard my junior year and practice for the SAT. I do plan on applying to UCF next year but if the worst was to come then I'll decided to go Community College and then transferring to UCF. I'm really interested in Valencia College because they have a program to where if I was to go there and get my AS then I can get guaranteed admission into UCF when I transfer. I thought about my local Community College here in Virginia but they guarantee admission into Virginia schools I don't wanna stay here in Virginia and they don't do well for out of state transfer's. Yes I do know about the out of state costs, yes I do plan on applying for Florida residency and I do know the process as I want to make Florida my permanent home, and yes I know I'll have to get my own place. My attended major is Criminal Justice! Sorry this was so long4 replies