So like a lot of students in Florida, UF was my top choice. Like another large majority of the UF applicants, I was rejected.
I still want to go to UF and I am exploring two pathways but am unsure about which to take. I can either go to UCF and transfer to UF or go to Santa Fe and transfer to UF.
I'm planning on appealing my decision since I applied as an international student and they did not get all the information that UCF asked for since I had already submitted my application when I got the new paperwork.
I can knock out all my prereqs for my major (civil engineering)in two semesters at either school and am currently leaning towards UCF because I have some friends I could room with and my relationship with them would allow me to skip a lot of the awkwardness of getting used to college living since we are already close and have similar goals in terms of both wanting to transfer to UF. I also feel UCF has more name recognition and this would let me become a more competitive candidate for transfer.
I heard that Santa Fe is a feeder school for UF and that you get priority as a transfer if you are studying at Santa Fe, however, this seems like it would not be anything formal and I want to know if this is actually correct.
I have 100% Bright Futures so the money isn't a big problem. I would need to get a job for both paths (not something career-related, just enough to ease the financial burden on my family in terms of food and such)
Would it be better to do 2 semesters at UCF and then apply as a transfer student to UF or do the same at Santa Fe?