Should I go to a few different colleges?

<p>Hey, I have been thinking about going to a few different colleges in different states over a couple of years just to see different places and experience new things.
Is this a good idea to transfer a few times?</p>

<p>I don't think it'd be good... it sounds fun but it might not look too good to employers and whatnot that you kept transferring. Plus after a certain point I don't think most unis would accept transfers.</p>

<p>If you can afford it maybe you should just take a gap year and visit different parts of the country.</p>

<p>I transferred twice. You have to consider what courses you take that are likely to transfer. You have to think about the timing - you should want to spend 2 years at your final school so you get to know your profs and have more options for letters of recommendation. You also should have a strategy, like transferring to a better school or more affordable school, and not just random schools where you can't explain your reasons for transferring.</p>

<p>If I just go to a different school for a summer would it matter</p>

<p>Well many students take classes at their local CC during the summer at least for the first two years. But even doing that requires approval from your advisor for cross-enrollment. If you can't give a good reason for it beyond "I wanna check stuff out" then they probably won't approve you for it.</p>

<p>You'd have to have a good reason, and I don't recommend transferring multiple times. It's challenging, especially when it comes to transferring credits- also, most schools won't let you come to their school if you'll be at second semester junior status and above. </p>

<p>Most colleges/universities want you to spend ~2 years at their campus.</p>

<p>Isn't there something called a transient student where you can go to another school for a period of time and then return back to you home institution?</p>

<p>There is also study abroad if you'd like to get out of the country and see the world a bit, rather than just different states.</p>

<p>You can take summer courses at different colleges around the nation, but it won't have the same vibe as fall or spring semesters, and will become quite pricey studying each summer unless you plan on graduating early. Some schools have programs in certain cities, like Semester in Washington or New York or something like that; where the college either has a partnership with another school or has a campus in another city. </p>

<p>Another good choice would be attending a school with a co-op program, like Northeastern or Drexel, where you would do three six-month co-ops wherever you want (Google has a famous all-paid expenses one in California, many others across the nation), and complete your degree in five years.</p>

<p>And then there's always study abroad, or alternative breaks to see the country while doing community service.</p>

<p>I really wouldn't. If you do this, you're going to have a very hard time feeling at home wherever you end up. You'll have decades to move around after you graduate.</p>

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