[QUOTE=PawpTawp;127478]Hey fellas. I’ve got a tough decision to make and I was hoping someone who was in a similar position could weigh in. Basically I can either go to Maine Maritime for engineering this fall. Or I can choose not to go in order to complete my associate’s in electrical engineering at a community college and then reapply for the next available semester at the academy.
If I decide to attend Maine Maritime in the fall I should have Calc 1-3, Differential Equations, Physics 1 and 2, and Chem 1 completed. However if I had one more semester at the community college I would also have thermodynamics, electrical circuits, and advanced C++ under my belt as well as an associates degree.
Money is not an issue thanks to the GI bill. Can you guys think of any reason I should stay and finish at the community college instead of heading straight for the academy? Thanks for any advice you can give me.[/QUOTE]
Classes don’t always transfer at MMA as easily as incoming students are led to believe. If you’re end goal no matter what is to go to Maine and your only reason to spend one more year at community college is to get some more transferable courses under your belt then my honest-to-goodness advice to you would be just go to Maine right away. Taking more courses at your community college may very well not do you any good.
I’m not saying they don’t accept transfer credits, they certainly do. That path, however, can often be long and extremely difficult, and students frequently come away from it with less classes transferred in than they had hoped. Math and physics are right at the top of that list. I don’t mean to scare you away from MMA, I happen to believe it’s the best maritime academy in the world, I’m just telling you this because the school won’t. They want to get you locked in as soon as possible.
Best of luck to you, you’ve made a very good life choice by choosing Maine Maritime.