I think I went to the wrong college. Am I stuck?
January 14, 2011 9:48 AM Subscribe
College filter: I think I went to the wrong college. What do I do now?
posted by mister-m to Education (21 answers total)
Long story short I am currently a junior. I am going to school for computer science - specifically the software engineering concentration. It's a big university in Chicago called DePaul.
The trouble is that I go to a huge school on the quarter system, and I no longer feel that the school is a fit for me personally. There was a time where I felt differently, but now in my junior year, I am really not having a good time here. I feel like some of the classes I am taking for my major are an incredible waste of time and money, and it is increasingly difficult to get anything out of my classes when the quarter is only 10 weeks long. In some ways I feel that the education I am getting is substandard.
I've had thoughts of switching majors, but I enjoy programming, I think more than anything else I would just like to try other things and not switch majors. If my school offered Electrical Engineering I think I would have seriously considered transferring to that a long time ago.
My question is, what are my options? I am almost mid way through my junior year and just randomly going somewhere else doesn't seem to make sense, but at the same time I'm really not feeling great about where I am right now. I think the only other place I would be interested in going would be IIT, possibly studying EE or CS there. I'm feeling a little trapped. I've made some good friends and I am not good at starting over.