Really need some advice/ Spring 2011 Transfer

<p>So I'm graduating from my community college this coming fall semester (December 2010) and I have yet to apply to a four-year mostly because I have major anxiety issues about it. I've heard transfering in the spring can be complicated. Now I'm feeling kind of trapped and I've been going over my options. </p>

<p>I've considered taking the spring semester off and applying for Fall 2011 but I'm just not sure if it's a good idea and it feels like a very long time to take off. I mean, what would I do for 8 months? I'm also worried about finacial aid all that. I have a Doorways scholarship (If you go to a Florida college you may have heard of it), which is a pre-paid scholarship that pays for a portion of tution. I'm also an officer in my campus' Phi Theta Kappa chapter so I may be able to nab some scholarships that way but it all still worries me. </p>

<p>I guess my main question is, should I take the spring semester off or I do I stick my neck out there and try and ally for Spring admissions now? Has anyone had a similar exprience with applying for spring semesters and if so how did it fair out?</p>

<p>In case anyone's wondering, here are some of the colleges I have on my list</p>

<p>University of South Florida
University of Tampa
Eckerd College</p>

<p>Why don't you apply for spring admissions. If that doesn't work then apply for fall.</p>

<p>With 8 free months I would suggest finding an internship or if you've got the money go abroad.</p>

I mean, what would I do for 8 months? I'm also worried about finacial aid all that.


<p>Will you qualify for FA or will most of your aid come from merit scholarships? You could work and make money for 8 months, but there are FA considerations since the money you make will apply against your FA at a higher rate than does your parent's income.</p>

<p>I do qualify for FA and in fact I'm set to get it for the fall semester.</p>