One of the most important things you need to find out is will another school, say one of the MCC's accept your classes from Fortis! It is VERY common for state schools to NOT accept transcripts from private schools. So, if you plan to continue your education this is a deal breaker in MY book! Don't ask the school you are attending, call the schools you plan on attending afterward. Also, 10 months to wait for a spot at the SWSC is not long (my opinion) and they will tell you 10 months, but most people I know that have applied, get a call for the earlier start date. It's happened to me not twice, but three times!