I'm really stressed out about my decision on college. Just give me any advice?
Topic: I am so stressed out about homework
July 19, 2019 / By Scarlett Question:
I ended up sending my letter of intent to apply to Calpoly Pomona instead of a community college because alot of people pressured me into going with the "safe" route. I kind of regret it because my main goal is to go transfer to a UC or University of Washington as an electrical engineering major. I probably should've applied to a JCC but my parents are completely against it.........i hate it alot. I don't want to stay at CPP because 1. their engineering is hands-on (the only bad part about it is that when i start out in the real world, companies would rather choose someone from a UC than me from CPP) , 2. i want the experience of going to a highly acclaimed UC or UW (i feel inferior if i graduate from CPP, no offense) 3. when i go back for graduate schools, i will have a tougher time applying to the UCs
Please do not respond if you do not agree with my position on transferring out of CPP. We obviously have different views and i'm not in the mood to read it.
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Nova | 5 days ago
I don't know whether to emphasize with you or clobber you on the head.
On one side, you are right. Nobody should pressure you into something you don't want. You will do all the homework, courses and so on, so if you think you will manage, nobody has the right to stop you. But on the other side.... My brother is engineer too, and was in the same situation. Almost. He didn't go to the university course, because it was heavier load of work, so he chose college course. The college course was more on practical side and it wasn't as prestigious as university one, but he had many practice - so consider this. University students usually don't get practice or many hands-on courses. Oh, they have them, but not so many as regular college. Usually, people rather hire someone who did practical work than an university student who did mostly theory.
Well, my brother solved this like this - He finished the college course, got a degree, and then enrolled into university course for a year, and got another degree, this time for University course. Because he already knew the material, he only had to cobble with the subjects the college course didn't have, besides, he had enough knowledge that he didn't lag behind his uni colleagues, despite of him enrolling form college side. It was a murder, but now he is working for an employer he was collaborating with when he was still in college.
As I see your situation, you can do this. Go for a year or two to the college you were forced to enroll, but at the end of the year, if you are still dissatisfied, inquire about transferring. I don't know much about american education system, but here in Europa, students have an opportunity to switch studies if they really don't like courses they chose. If you can't do that, inquire about doing the online classes along the college you are going to.
In the end, you still can decide whether you will mope the opportunity away or you will make something out of it.
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ultimately its your choice, if you feel strongly about it, talk to your parents and transfer. would it be possible to transfer from CPP to UC or UW?
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