This is my first post! I need some major advice!
I have applied to seven programs in the area (SF Bay Area), one of which is the Generic MSN program at San Francisco State.
I have also applied to a lot of junior college programs because that route makes a lot of sense for me. I will still be able to work, at least part-time, and the cost is SO much less.
Alternatively, the SFSU program is full time and I have heard it is in the $20,000 range for the first year and a half. Since it is a full-time program that means even more student loans! If I did get in, I would be looking at coming out of college with over $40k in loans.
So my dilemma... SFSU is a hard program to get into, so already my chances of getting in are slim. I have one more pre-req I have to do for the program - Public Speaking. Only for this one program do I need to take this class. I am currently enrolled in a public speaking class and last night what my first night. All I can say is that this teacher is horrible! She is nasty to the students and her grading guidelines are vague at best.
So here I am, having paid $100 for this class, and wondering if I should just drop it. I don't need the class except for the SFSU program. And even if I did get into SFSU's program, if I got into a JC program I would probably end up going there anyway. But a small part of me wonders if I should just take the class. What if I did get into SFSU... would I suddenly decide it is worth all the $$ to go? If I didn't take Public Speaking, would I regret it later?
I am sure I can do well in this class, but it is going to be a really negative experience and will take a lot of time, not to mention the $$ I paid for it.
What would you do?
Thank you in advance for any responses!