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This is going to be a little bit of a different blog than what I plan on writing here most of the time, but I feel like it's something I should write about regardless.

I'm due to graduate from a local community college at the end of the year. It's been a long road (I graduated high school in 2008 and started my college journey around 2010...) and I'm excited to clear this hurdle.

I plan on transferring to a four year school afterwards to continue my education and earn a bachelors degree. I've started the process of looking into schools and gathering the necessary materials to start applying. The school I would most like to transfer into (top 50 program in the United States, with a fully online curriculum) actually has a partnership with my current school that would make it relatively easy for me to transfer... the problem is that the courses I've already taken, which are supposed to be equivalent to courses at this new school don't actually seem to be.

I ran a calculator that the new school offers potential transfer students, and of the two years worth of courses I've taken at this school, only two of them appear equivalent. There are other courses which will be fulfilled by my getting the associates degree, but it's still disheartening to think that all of the work I've put in over the past few years isn't "good enough" in a sense.

I've reached out to transfer advisors from both schools to see if I can get any assistance and make sure I'm understanding everything correctly with the process at hand. With any luck there will be a positive outcome to these meetings.

I'll still end the year with a degree, and I'm proud of that regardless. I'm still going to apply and transfer to a four year school when this is over.

My path has been long, and it's not over yet - and while the light at the end of the tunnel is a little further away than I had thought, I can still see it.