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27 days ago
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Is it worth the risk?
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I am only a few units short of entering university as a junior. I have all my gen eds, but didn't know what school I'd get into so I only guessed at major prep. If I take these community college classes over the summer, I'll enter Fall 2021 as a junior: Financial Accounting, Business Information Systems, and Principles of Macroeconomics. However, the university warned me that if I withdraw or get too low of a grade, my offer of admission to the university could be rescinded. Tuition is about $17,500 and room and board is about $17,500. I'm paying with loans, so this could save a lot of money. I have taken two challenging courses over the summer before, but it was in person and the only options now are online.

What do you think? Is it worth the risk?

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27 days ago

I am not sure if I understood what your situation is. First of all, are you interested in the college and how much do you know about your college? Does it have the major you are considering? Also, how well will they prepare you? You should be asking these questions, trying to learn more about what the college is about and the programs that they have. Second of all, the college will be difficult but classes at the community college should be close to what classes are in the university. However, they may be harder and more time-consuming since it will be classes that focus on your major. With loans, be aware that you do have to pay those back! If you are unsure if you are good at virtual learning then you should find out! You don't want to go into school not knowing if you will be able to understand the class online. Overall, learn more about the school, its programs, and learn more about your learning style (in-person or virtually). No one else can decide your future! I reallyyyy hope this helps and best of luck to you!!

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27 days ago

It sounds worth the risk to me! Taking these three courses over the summer may be challenging, especially with the added difficulty of taking them online in an unfamiliar format, but it will probably be a challenge that benefits you once you are in college. Because you'll be going in as a junior (woooh!) you're courses will definitely be challenging. It also sounds worth the money saved. Best of luck!

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