The SUNY denial came much earlier as a result and thinking “well we didn’t get the bacon this time, what can we do?”. I had a contingency plan that I had worked out and was going to execute when ding ding I get accepted to MMA. Now I’m not quite sure what I will do carry out the contingency (go to Westchester Community for a semester or two and reapply or get my A.S. and reapply) or just go to Maine.
The biggest concern I have with Maine is work. On the GI Bill NY gets some extra pocket change to help make ends meet, Maine, on the other hand, is fairly slim. Though I would likely try and work something part-time in either location doing so in Maine seems tougher given the remoteness. There is also the degree aspect and while I could be wrong mechanical engineer comes off as more employer-friendly whenever I decide to stop sailing. “Yes we are looking for an engineer for our machine shop but this says your degree is in marine engineering… sorry but we don’t work with ships here”.
Love to get some feedback, I’m just bouncing thoughts around.
Summary: Got accepted to MMA but not SUNY, debating going to community college in NYC and reapplying to SUNY as opposed to going to MMA. Also, I’m a vet on GI Bill so the cost/in-state vs out, doesn’t matter.