My college s Thanksgiving Break is coming up; it starts next Wednesday. Most of my classes are cancelled for Tuesday, and that leaves my Monday classes. I have class on Monday from 12pm to 4:00pm, and then a work class from 4:00pm to 5:45pm. My roommate can fill in for my work class, because she is staying until Tuesday afternoon. As of right now, both of my Monday classes are still going to be held. However, part of me just wants to go home this Thursday (tomorrow), because it would extend my break by 5 days (Break technically starts on Wednesday, so I d be adding on 5 days by leaving Thursday evening, so it would be 10 days of break total). I m worried that a lot of people will be gone by Monday, and that my teachers might just cancel class because of low attendance; then I will have stayed, and missed three days at home, for nothing. I ve NEVER skipped any of my classes before, even when I had the flu, and I kind of just want to go home. Should I leave this Thursday, and miss my Monday classes, or stay and go to my classes, and then leave Monday night? Also, I have a 3.70 GPA, and again, have never skipped any of my classes. I'm allowed to be absent twice from all of my classes without penalty. It's not like I've done this before, this would be the first and last time that I would be skipping class during the school-year.
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Well from what I have read on this subject, it is possible to transfer, but it rarely happens. A community college is a great place to start the journey of education. But it rarely sets an appropriate platform to build of off. As you know, Harvard is one of the most presages universities in the world. It's highly competitive and one must be in the top 10 to even be considered, A community college usually does not prepare a person to this extent. With this preparation you may not have a strong enough foundation to build on to succeed at Harvard. My advise is to get some experience at a less competitive university first. Build up you GPA, practice on advancement , and then start the transferring process. I'm not saying it cant be done, just encouraging you to think it through and do it the smart way, as to reduce any struggling.
AP classes are very specific to your college of choice. Unfortunately most AP courses do not transfer well. Your best bet is to contact your college of choice and see which courses they advise, and what will transfer. The last think you need is to take a course that will not help you.
I don't know what it's like in a lot of colleges, but I wouldn't be surprised if you can apply to a college into some sort of "exploratory studies". In my college the "exploratory studies" program lasts around a year or two and it's geared to people who don't know what major they want and help them decide. Now I say a year or two because that's generally how long it takes people to decide. Also, not to stress you out, but understand that the major you are getting is what you plan on doing for at least 30-40 years, so if you absolutely hate sciences and math I would steer away from that. If you are good at foreign languages, there are hundreds of good paying jobs out there for translators, and international relations. Engineering and Computer Science may pay better (I don't know average salary pay for International Relations), but this is where you think to yourself how much your general happiness is worth. If Computer Science pays $100k a year and International Relations pays $90k but you'll be happier and the work will come naturally easier to you, I would suggest doing that job instead.
It depends on what job you want in life. Some jobs require a college degree, and usually (not all the time) they are better pay in the long run. But the long run is around 11 years to make more money than you would have been for working a non degree job for those 15 years and not paying for college. Both ways are not wrong. There are plenty of people who live full and happy lives without going to college, and plenty who do the same with a college degree. If you want to keep working you could also apply as a part time student and just take a couple of classes a semester. The main idea is to do something you are passionate about and that's how you can be successful.