Having second thoughts about transferring

<p>I've been lurking on here for quite a while, so I figured I'd come to this forum with my current problem. </p>

<p>A little background:</p>

<p>I have been at community college for 2 years, I have 40 transferable credits (I had to take a few classes that don't transfer). My cumulative gpa at the end of the semester was 3.69. I did struggle in high school though (just didn't try) </p>

<p>As of right now, I have plans to attend Temple University in the fall, however I am having a lot of anxiety and second thoughts about going there. I always wanted to go further away from home (I live in suburban philly), and I just feel that I could get into a better university, not to say TU isn't, I feel like I should have set my hopes a little higher. idk I just can't figure it out. I didn't like the campus, I think I'm just going there because it doesn't involve a lot of change, but I do want change. Right now I am honestly considering staying a community college for 1 more semester and see if I can't get into another school. Any thoughts, opinions, advice, etc... is welcome</p>

<p>What other colleges are you considering?</p>

<p>Well at this point I haven't been looking, but earlier this year I was looking all over the place: Northeastern, USC, ASU, Bucknell, John Hopkins, and a few others. Business/Finance Major btw.</p>

<p>I think you have a few days to submit an App to Northeastern which would be a better choice than Temple. Call their admissions office right now and ask what you'd have to do to get an app in and if they still have spots!</p>

<p>actually should have mentioned I applied to to northeastern earlier in the year and got rejected, same thing with ASU, which is surprising since they have a decent acceptance rate and my stats are fairly good.</p>

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Right now I am honestly considering staying a community college for 1 more semester and see if I can't get into another school. Any thoughts, opinions, advice, etc... is welcome

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<p>I did this exact thing. I was accepted into University of the Pacific, but then had second thoughts about going, mostly related to location. So, I decided to wait a semester and reapply. I was accepted into a better school, so it worked out.</p>

<p>I had a 3.69 when I applied to math and cs programs. I was accepted into two tier one schools and waitlisted at another. (I only applied to those three schools). I don't see any reason why you can't get into a better school.</p>

<p>I guess the question you should ask yourself is if your desire to wait is really because you want to go to a better school, or because you are afraid of the change. In my case I knew I wanted to go to a different school. When my new transfer date came around I was apprehensive again, but this time I knew it was because I was nervous about the change. That nervousness is never going to go away until you actually make the change.</p>

<p>wow thank you for replying. Yes, change does cause some anxiety, but its more of a "what if" situation. I don't want to go to TU, and then ask myself a year or 2 down the road what if I had waited and got into a better school? Thanks again.</p>

<p>Since you only have 40 credits it is really to your advantage to wait and take more classes anyway. Why pay more for the same credits? I know that you probably feel like you are suppose to be moving on, since you have been there two years, but there is no shame in staying another year. In fact, if you can do well in the classes it will only strengthen your application.</p>

<p>I know, staying at CC another year just kinda sucks, I'm 20 and still living at home with my parents, but oh well, It'll be worth it in the end. Less in debt I am the better.</p>

<p>Also since I already paid my enrollment deposit at my other school, what happens to my fed loan when I back out, will it just go back to the CC?</p>

<p>Trust me, 20 and living at home is no big deal, especially in this economy. Assuming that your parents aren't abusive or emotional vampires, it is very practical. </p>

<p>Less debt allows you more flexibility when picking jobs in the future, since it reduces how much you need to make.</p>

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I think you have a few days to submit an App to Northeastern which would be a better choice than Temple.

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<p>Well that's certainly subjective. I visited Northeastern in HS and attended BU after graduating, hated it, and transferred to Temple, where I'm very happy. I would've been essentially suicidal at Northeastern.</p>