Possible Options

<p>Hi everyone,</p>

<p>For the last two years I attended Northeastern U as a Mechanical Engineering student. However, I'm looking to leave and was accepted to USC for this fall, but ultimately decided not to.</p>

<p>I kind of applied on a whim to USC for my girlfriend at the time, but ended up really liking the campus when I visited. My parents, however, wanted me to check out other options before transferring anywhere and that's where I'm at now.</p>

<p>So I was looking for any advice on possible schools to look at and ultimately apply to. I am currently thinking USC (again), UCLA, UC Berkeley, & Stanford, but am looking for any advice.</p>

<p>When I went out to USC I really liked LA and Cali. Apart from that, I'm looking for a more traditional campus/experience than a pure city school like NU, better academics, and partly a chance to get away from my roots in New England.</p>

<p>Really any suggestions are appreciated very much. Sorry for the long post haha</p>

<p>So you are gonna transfer to another school for your last year of college? That seems kinda late, the majority of transfers switch schools after their sophomore or freshman year at college. If you got into USC once, maybe you won't have to apply again, but this seems like a really odd situation.</p>

<p>Are you trying to transfer for your senior year, or for second semester junior status? Many schools won't accept transfers with over x amount of credits (usually they want you to complete junior & senior years on their campus).</p>

<p>I would suggest taking a gap year. That way you don't accrue another year's worth of credits, and if your stats were strong enough to get you into USC once, and you spend your year doing something productive and relevant to your degree, you should be able to get in again.</p>

<p>I've taken four semesters, aka completed my sophomore year, making me a junior....</p>

<p>And the plan is to take the year off, since most schools do not accept spring transfers. I'm not taking classes in the fall due to NU's co-op program and am planning to continue mine in the spring instead of going back to classes.</p>

<p>Bump. sorry i think much faster than i type hahaha. I'll be doing a co-op/internship during this fall & spring semesters, then hopefully transferring next fall.</p>