Enlighten me, What would be the best choice?

<p>So I am at a point in which I feel I am at crossroads. So I would like to evaluate all of my options, and make an inform decision so I would like to ask for advise on this since I am a little lost. </p>

<p>I am looking to major in software engineering, I currently reside in Florida but will most likely move to Georgia in the next year or so. In Florida dorming won't be a necessity but In Georgia it will. </p>

<p>What university would be the best for me? Why? What are my options, their pros and cons, prices? Would I be able to live in a dorm? Would I be able to transfer credits smoothly? </p>

<p>I am currently leaning on taking some general courses at BCC (Brevard Community College) and then transferring those credits to save some money and raise my GPA. How Would I be able to go about this? How would I know which courses to take that would relate to my major of interest? </p>

<p>I also read on a different thread somewhere someone mention something about checking the starting salaries after graduation from different universities, where would I be able to check this? How much in debt would I end up after graduation from each of my possible choices?</p>

<p>I will most likely have to rely on student loans to get through college, and/or financial aid.
Would working and studying be feasible?</p>

<p>Also this is not necessarily college related, but right now I have a 7k budget for a car, computer, cellphone, etc. The car I REALLY want costs in the 8.5k~ price range. The smart choice would probably be just settle for a cheaper car and still have some money in my bank account. Would I be able to get away with getting the car I want by getting a little extra on my student loans or through some other way?</p>

<p>Well I think those are all of my concerns right now. Thank you so much in advance! What would you do if you were in my shoes. Any additional advice or information is greatly appreciated =] <3</p>

<p>EDIT: Oh almost forgot, How far in my studies would I have to be to get a job in the field and get some experience? Would I be able to get an associates and start working while still going for my bachelors?</p>

<p>Many of your questions are just too general to answer, but I'll try!</p>

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What university would be the best for me? Why? What are my options, their pros and cons, prices? Would I be able to live in a dorm? Would I be able to transfer credits smoothly?

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There are dozens of schools in Ga and FL that offer computer science or software engineering. What is your GPA, what are your test scores? Do you want big or small? Narrow down your school choices using a search engine (this site and College Board both have them). When you get specific schools of interest, people can answer questions about them. You can find out about dorms, prices, and transfer credits on the school's web site or by calling their administration.</p>

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I am currently leaning on taking some general courses at BCC (Brevard Community College) and then transferring those credits to save some money and raise my GPA. How Would I be able to go about this? How would I know which courses to take that would relate to my major of interest?

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I don't understand the first question. To the second, look on BCC's web site and see the course schedule and catalog and read the descriptions to see what's interesting.</p>

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I also read on a different thread somewhere someone mention something about checking the starting salaries after graduation from different universities, where would I be able to check this? How much in debt would I end up after graduation from each of my possible choices?

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to the first: I don't know. To the second: Do you want us to do all your research for you?? We can help where we have specific experience, but we can't make your decisions and don't care to do all your research.</p>

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I will most likely have to rely on student loans to get through college, and/or financial aid. Would working and studying be feasible?

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Many people work part time and go to school part time, or do one part time and the other full time.</p>

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Also this is not necessarily college related, but right now I have a 7k budget for a car, computer, cellphone, etc. The car I REALLY want costs in the 8.5k~ price range. The smart choice would probably be just settle for a cheaper car and still have some money in my bank account. Would I be able to get away with getting the car I want by getting a little extra on my student loans or through some other way?

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You possibly could, but it would be foolish. Go with the smart choice, or even see if public transportation could be an option.</p>

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What would you do if you were in my shoes.

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More research of colleges of choice from the school finders.</p>

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EDIT: Oh almost forgot, How far in my studies would I have to be to get a job in the field and get some experience? Would I be able to get an associates and start working while still going for my bachelors?

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Depends on if you get lucky or not and how well you manage your time.</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>

<p>We need more info....</p>

<p>1) Are you a high school senior?</p>

<p>2) Is your family moving to Georgia or just you? </p>

<p>3) Are you prepared to pay Out of State rates?</p>

<p>4) do you qualify for Bright Futures in Florida? If so, which level?</p>

<p>5) What is your GPA and test scores?</p>

<p>6) You mention a budget for cars, but what is your budget for college? How much money do you have for that? How will you be paying for college?</p>

<p>7) You mention debt....are you aware that YOU alone cannot borrow much for school? YOU can borrow:</p>

<p>5500 frosh
6500 soph
7500 jr
7500 sr</p>

<p>To borrow more would require co-signers and would give you too much debt.</p>