Well my age, and the fact that i've messed up my first year of university by achieving some very low (embarrassing, well what i consider to be) grades. I'm going to be 20 years old beginning of next year and all my friends are going into either their 2nd or 3rd year of their university degree while i'm still stuck at point one, and they're all going to finish before me because i've always had it in my mind that i want to finish something early so i can 'get a move on' with 'life'. I started this year in a usual arts degree, i could have gone straight off to do engineering at another university, but i want to do engineering at the one i'm now and they're entry score is higher to get into (hence why didn't start off here with engineering), and to get to the point, i messed up the year badly by allowing other problems to creep into my studies and my plans to transfer to the Engineering degree for the following year are ruined because of my lack of commitment and problems. So now i anticipate that i will be admitted into an IT degree where i can start most of the Engineering courses (i want to do Electrical/Electronics), but i'm wondering, seeing how it will (eventually, hopefully) take me 2 years (this year already and next) to get into that Engineering degree, i'm going to be 21 and with subjects done in another degree taken over to the Engineering degree, is it worth it?? I mean, will i still get the 'same' degree/diploma as everyone else who started out fresh in the Engineering degree? Will companies look at me different because i did two other degrees before i went into Engineering? And i want to finish 'earlier', like i was hoping i'd finish by 22 or 23, but it seems a 4 year degree will take me to 24-25? But to be honest i can't see myself doing anything else other than something related with electrical engineering and i just want to get it all right, i hate how i have to now drag along...i mean i could do subjects next year unrelated to engineering and start 'fresh' in the following year, but then i'd take an even longer time to finish! I don't know who else to speak to, i don't feel comfortable (nor confident) to speak to some academic adviser at my university so the internet forum is really my only 'option' to seek advice.