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Should I go to a community college? (Out-of State)

TylerVTylerV Registered User Posts: 2 New Member
edited November 2012 in Community Colleges
Sorry if this seems long, but I have a few questions. I'm a senior in high school, and am reaching that point where I need to apply for colleges. I live in Oklahoma, and have always hated it here. I do not fit in with the extreme religious and conservative people. I'm actually from the west coast. I've been looking at going to college at UCF (university of Central Florida) and I have done a lot of research. It seems to be quite expensive for out of state, but a good school (far better than oklahoma) and one that I could get into. I have a 25 on the ACT (with a 3.98 GPA), and I'm taking it again expecting a 25-30.

Another option I have been considering however is to get my AA from Valencia College in Orlando, and transfer over to UCF after. I'd get a job and I was wondering how hard it is to establish residency. That aside, would I be able to etch a life in community college? There is no dorms that I know of, so I would have to life in a cheap apartment. Making friends is important to me. Anyways, I'm sorry for the bad writing -im not trying to make this perfect - and any help is great. First hand experiences would be awesome as well. Thanks!
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Replies to: Should I go to a community college? (Out-of State)

  • happymomof1happymomof1 Registered User Posts: 25,531 Senior Member
    You need to check the websites for the community colleges and universities in FL to find out what the requirements are for establishing residency. In most cases, you cannot establish residency if you have moved to that state for the purpose of studying at a college or university.

    How much money do you have available for your education? Some of the public universities in Minnesota and the Dakotas don't have different fees for OOS students. One of those might work for you.
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