Hello my name is Jasmine and I have a little dilemma.
Hi Jasmine – thanks for stopping by. Let me see if I can help.
I am currently attending a community college. I have decided that I wanted to complete my core classes here then transfer. However not everyone has been supported of my decision. They think I should complete my associate degree then transfer. So I do not know what to do. My plan is to transfer to Towson University next year but I am afraid that this might not be the best choice. So I need your advice on what I should do.
First things first – not everyone will be supportive of some of your decisions – and they may even be right in the end – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make your own choices and do what you feel is best fro you. So don’t let it bother you that not everyone sees things the way you do.
Normally I’m a proponent of “finish what you started.” That’s not a hard & fast rule, mind you, but something I generally lean toward. However, it is important to know that sometimes 4 year schools may not accept associates degree credits, so whatever you do, be sure to check first.
Also, an associates degree may have requirements that do not necessarily coincide with your future bachelor’s degree requirements. Therefore, you may take classes you don’t really need. For some people, it’s better to just spend those 2 years taking classes you will need and then transferring without a degree.
So am I side stepping your bottom line questions of what exactly you should do? Yes. Yes I am. That’s something only Jasmine can ultimately decide. But there’s a little info for you to chew on, and I am betting that some of our readers here will chime in with their experience in this area to help you along. They’re good like that!