I think I really messed up at my CC.

<p>Missouri has this deal called the A+ plan where you get two free years of college at any community college in the state. some in-state universities (Missouri State, Drury, Truman State) even give you scholarships if you went through the program in high school. I did it and I'm attending Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO.</p>

<p>Anyway, I started out not knowing what I wanted to do. So I decided to go with an "Associate of Arts" as my degree plan. I thought "Oh I'm just going to get my gen eds done no big deal". Well now it's a big deal, because I want to go into computer engineering and I would in NO WAY be prepared for it. my highest math class is college algebra, which is super easy math compared to some stuff engineers are required to take. The only class I have that would even be considered part of most schools' general engineering curriculum would be General Chemistry I.</p>

<p>What I SHOULD have done is try for an Associate of Science in Engineering. That would have covered ALL of the intro/pre engineering stuff that most college require, and I wouldn't have had to dick around in some of the required classes at my CC.</p>

<p>Also I DON'T have a 4.0. My gpa isn't bad by any means (3.58), but hell it's a community college for chrissakes. The workload is just not the same and I should have tried harder. I think I didn't try as hard as I could have because I had no idea what I wanted to do. Things I thought I was good at (journalism, writing, etc) don't have any sort of bright future in terms of market stability/salary. So I've basically been coasting the last three semesters and I've wasted a lot of free money.</p>

<p>So what's your question?</p>

<p>In any case, the time is not wasted if you found out what you really want to do. You have another 80 years on the planet if you got good genes and health!</p>

<p>You may now have to pay for some of the CC credits to get prepared to transfer to an EE program, but in the long run, what you make in income with a EE degree should far far outstrip any investment you make in paying for CC credits. This is not a huge disaster and you can still get to your end goal. I can think of far worse CC disaster situations than yours!</p>

<p>Shake off the guilt and what-if thinking and just embrace your goals and passion. Looking backward with regret really solves nothing nor changes what you need to do next. So go for it and good luck.</p>

<p>If money is a problem would you qualify for fafsa and other grants your school can offer? It's not to late, but it does sucks to have to stay any longer. Well there's no point in grieving about your past because it's up to you to make a better future. Goodluck!</p>