Currently I face the problem of either attending Community college for 1-2 years and then applying to a State University or attending summer courses and starting off at the same University at the start. I intend to pursue a physics major. To make a mildly long story shorter: Due to unavoidable circumstances I was forced to apply to colleges late, as in around March of 2009 (My graduating year). Originally I was disappointed but realistic to believe that the local community college would be my only shot on the basis of my average grades, financial costs, and the fact of applying late. However optimistically I applied to Florida State University (Local to me) even though I was past the deadline of acceptance. Having not heard back from FSU I assumed that community college was my path although today I received a letter that I would be guaranteed a spot in the fall semester if I attended a six week course over the summer, Attendance mandatory all days. This would knock out my plans for travel and a job, however that is a small cost to pay for what could potentially be a life changing opportunity to attend a university instead of starting out a community college and later attempting to transfer. The cost of the CC. Is much cheaper and it is a factor to consider, but it does not hold the same weight as what would grant me the best future. I can make due with a few loans. My question is, how important are the first two years of classes? Would taking classes at a Community college (which would have a less respectable class then FSU) impede my educational opportunities? Would it be more difficult to apply to a Uni. after 1-2 years of CC? Given my situations what path would you recommend? Additional information can be given if requested.