Hello everyone! I’m having a difficult time making some school-related decisions and wanted to get some additional opinions. Sorry that this is a long post. Thank you all in advance for any insights or advice you might have! ?
A little background information. I have a BA in psychology from a public university from 2014. I completed general biology 1 & 2, general chemistry 1 & 2, and general physics 1 at a not so great post-bacc from a private university that took a big chunk of my federal aggregate loan limit. I did well in those courses (3.75) but my GPA from my psychology degree was around a 2.75. Giving me a cumulative and science GPA of 3.3.
I have been accepted to a private university to complete a second bachelors in biology with organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genetics, microbiology, and a research requirement with the possibility of summer research. It would be a 2 year program at minimum. The 4-yr university would require private loans of about 20K per year.
The community college would essentially be free due to a tuition scholarship and my family said they would help cover any additional costs such as parking and textbooks. I would be able to take organic chemistry, physics, biochemistry, and microbiology. I need to decide soon if I should complete the 2nd bachelors at a 4-yr university or go to a community college and do the DIY post-bacc.
Should I do a free 1 year DIY post-bacc at a community college or a loan-heavy 2 year 2nd bachelors at a private university?
AGAIN THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ANY ADVICE YOU HAVE TO OFFER!